Senate Document Number 8007S
Date of Senate Approval 05/03/07
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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:
FWDC 8: Proposal to Establish the Safety and Health Committee as a Standing Committee and Revisions to Faculty Handbook Section 10.4.6.
Delete from Faculty Handbook:
The entire text under Section 10.4.6: The Energy and Safety Committee
Add the following:
Title: Safety and Health Committee
To ensure that UNCA, as a state agency, implements a safety and health committee structure that provides management and non-managerial involvement in the on-going responsibility of providing a safe work environment. The safety committee will also provide insight into safety planning and training
1. Review all safety and health policies and procedures established by UNCA.
2. Review incidents involving work-related fatalities, injuries, illnesses or near-misses.
3. Review employee complaints regarding safety and health hazards.
4. Analyze the agency’s work injury and illness statistical records.
5. Conduct inspections of worksites at least annually and in response to complaints regarding safety or health hazards.
6. Conduct interviews with employees in conjunction with inspections of the workplace.
7. Review agency’s training records to ensure compliance with regulatory training requirements
8. Conduct meetings at least once every three months. Maintain written minutes of such
meetings and send copies to each committee member. Copy of minutes shall be
posted in the appropriate workplace.
Designate Employee Safety and Health Representative(s) to accompany
representatives from regulatory agencies (i.e.
of the workplace.
10. Make written recommendations on behalf of the committee to the next
highest safety and health committee and/or agency head.
· Four faculty, each serving a two year term (staggered); appointed by FWDC
· Radiology Officer
· OSHA Officer
· Director of Public Safety
Recommendations to: the Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Operations
Reports to: the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations
Each state agency is required to create safety and health committees to perform workplace inspections, review injury and illness records, make advisory recommendations to the agency head and managers, and perform other functions determined by the State Personnel Commission to be necessary for the effective implementation of the State Employees Workplace Requirements Program for Safety and Health. Each agency should structure their committees to ensure employee involvement at all levels within the organization.