Article 26 : prevention of accidents
26.1 It is mutually agreed the Parties hereto shall cooperate to the fullest possible extent towards the prevention of accidents and the promotion of safety and health. Negligence or failure by an employee to comply with rules and procedures established by the Employer in this regard may be subject to disciplinary action.
26.2 The University, the Bargaining Unit and employees cooperate in maintaining the best possible occupational health and safety conditions in an effort to prevent occupational illnesses and workplace accidents, in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIB).
26.3 The University, the Bargaining Unit and the employees recognize their respective obligations under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 to cooperate in a worker's early and safe return to work following a workplace accident or occupational illness.
26.4 Employees who are absent from work due to a work accident continue to receive their regular base salary for the duration of their absence or, at the latest, until the one-hundred-and-nineteenth (119th) day of absence. During this period, the University receives the amounts payable by the WSIB directly. Should the absence extend beyond the 119th day, the employee will then receive benefits directly from the WSIB.
26.5 Employees required to supervise an unpaid student as part of their duties are not considered supervisors within the meaning of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.