Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
The Employer and the Union agree to participate in the Government of Alberta Wellness, Health and Safety Program and no procedure, rule, regulation, standard or any other provisions contained in that document limits rights and responsibilities under the
Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations thereto.
The success of the Government of Alberta Wellness, Health and Safety Program depends on the active participation of everyone. If any concerns arise with respect to the Government of Alberta Wellness, Health and Safety Program or the operation of this Article, the matter shall be referred to the appropriate worksite and/or departmental Wellness, Health and Safety Committee for resolution and not by way of the grievance procedure.
The Employer shall require all new Employees to complete the Wellness, Health and Safety Fundamentals training course. Each Employee and each Supervisor shall take reasonable care for the protection of public and Employee health and safety in the operation of equipment and the storage or handling of materials and substances, as required by the
Occupational Health and Safety Act.
An Employee shall immediately notify the Employee’s Supervisor when the Employee has an accident at a work site that results in injury or that had the potential of causing serious injury. An Employee who becomes aware of a health and safety concern at the Employee’s work site shall immediately notify the Employee’s Supervisor.
The Employer shall notify the President of the Union or the President’s designate immediately after the Employer is made aware of the occurrence of a serious injury or an accident that had the potential of causing serious injury to an Employee at a work site.
The Employer shall have in place a policy to support a working alone safety plan which adheres to Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
The Employer shall provide the Union, through its representatives on the Government Wellness, Health and Safety Program Steering Committee, with statistical information regarding occupational injuries and illnesses sustained by Employees as reported to and accepted by the Workers' Compensation Board.