Professional Services Unit
Article 43 - Safety and Health Committee
§43.1 a. A joint State/UUP Safety and Health Committee shall be established consisting of three members appointed by the State and three members appointed by UUP to identify and review safety-related issues affecting employees and to recommend plans for the correction of such matters.
b. Mutually agreed upon activities of the State/UUP Safety and Health Committee shall be funded pursuant to Section 21.2 of this Agreement.
c. The Committee shall study and make recommendations to the Director of the Governor's Office of Employee Relations and the President of United University Professions concerning the issues.
d. Recommendations made by the Committee will not be binding on either the State or UUP, although they may form the basis for future negotiations and/or such agreements as the parties may enter into.
§43.2 Where campus-wide committees exist to discuss matters of workplace health and safety, the President of UUP or designee may appoint one representative to serve on each campus health and safety committee.
§43.3 a. All matters relating to safety and health shall also be considered appropriate matters for discussion and recommended resolution consistent with the Agreement by campus and University-level labor-management committees. A labor-management committee or the State/UUP Safety and Health Committee considering a safety issue may refer the matter in whole or in part to a labor-management committee at any level or the State/UUP Safety and Health Committee for assistance in resolving the matter.
b. In recognition that safety is a workplace issue which transcends negotiating units, the parties agree to foster a safety coalition involving all employee groups in the State to address common safety concerns.