June 28, 2024

Q: Interested in becoming a CUPE 3902 Joint Health and Safety (JHSC) rep?

A: Fill out the JHSC rep application form now!


Duties of CUPE 3902 JHSC reps include:

  • Attending and actively participating in quarterly JHSC meetings.
  • Conducting at least one workplace health and safety inspection per year.
  • Attending the monthly CUPE 3902 JHSC Council meeting.
  • Vigorously advocating for CUPE 3902 workers by raising H&S concerns with the employer, working with the JHSC committee to improve H&S, insisting the JHSC and employer both meet their legal obligations under the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA), etc.

These are not unpaid volunteer positions! The employer is legally obligated to financially reimburse JHSC reps at their current wage (or provide equivalent time off for salaried workers) for their time in attending JHSC meetings, preparation meetings, workplace inspections, orientation, certification and training.

The full list of reps we are looking for, by committee, is as follows:

  • Department of Physics
  • Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Information
  • Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Nursing & Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Faculty of Social Work
  • Institute for Aerospace Studies
  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • Temerty Faculty of Medicine
  • 500 University (Rehabilitation Sciences Building

Reach out to Justin Holloway, your Health & Safety Officer, at hso@cupe3902.org if you’re interested and have questions about the form or the information above.