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Article 16 : occupational health and safety at work

16.1 The University, the Union and the employees will work together to maintain the best occupational health and safety conditions possible in order to prevent occupational illnesses and workplace accidents, pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997.

16.2 When necessary, employees shall receive paid training regarding equipment and emergency procedures for carrying out the responsibilities of their positions.

16.3 The Employer shall offer Employees access to Employee Assistance Program and/or other forms of psychological support following instances of accidents or violence in the workplace (e.g. fatalities, near-fatalities, critical injuries, physical or psychological violence, harassment), or upon request of an Employee.

16.4 When an occupational health and safety situation is deemed critical by the Union, he may contact the Assistant-Director of the Sport Services to correct the situation. In the event that no satisfactory action are taken, the Union may contact the Labor Relation Sector of the Human Resources.