List of health and safety committee members

Last updated: 13 September 2021

Introduction

At the University of Ottawa, there exists a single joint occupational health and safety named the University Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (UJOSHC) which includes support from five Functional Occupational Health and Safety Committees (FOHSC).

Health and safety committee structure

 

University Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee (UJOHSC)

The UJOHSC is predominantly concerned with university-wide issues, with emphasis on 
(i) policy recommendations
(ii) activities which concern several FOHSCs, and
(iii) coordination of information received from the FOHSCs.

The UJOHSC has seventeen (17) members but only sixteen (16) voting members:

Co-Chairs : Karina Adam and Gabriel Ramsay

The Vice‐President, Finance and Administration, or his/her delegate

Karina Adam Ext. 5168
The Vice‐President, Research, or his/her delegate Terry Campbell Ext. 1242
The Vice‐President, Academic and Provost, or his/her delegate René Houle Ext. 1552

Two (2) employees appointed by APUO

Evan Sterling
Alexandra Gregory

Ext. 3620
Ext. 3908
Two (2) employees appointed by APTPUO Esther Senneville
Omer Livvarcin
N/A
N/A
One (1) employee appointed by IUOE, Local 772A Vacant N/A
One (1) employee appointed by IUOE, Local 772B Vacant N/A
Two (2) employees appointed by OSSTF Scott Dick
Gabriel Ramsay
Ext. 1983
Ext. 2510
Two (2) members appointed by CUPE, Local 2626 Seema Shafei
Agnes Bezerra
N/A
N/A
One (1) employee appointed by CUPE, lifeguards Vacant N/A
One (1) employee appointed by PIPSC Alain Le Hénaff Ext. 6257

One (1) employee elected or nominated and representing the Non‐Unionized Employee Association (NUEA)

Vacant N/A

The Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Inspector (non‐voting)

Robert Atkinson N/A

In addition, the following persons attend meetings of the UJOHSC as resource people:

Two (2) employees representing Office of Risk Management Mike Histed
Graham Nelson
Ext. 5273
N/A
Two (2) employees representing deans Silvana Gandolfini
Paul Bélanger
Ext. 5485
Ext. 1240
Two (2) employees representing directors Chantal Sabourin
Lynn-Marie McCarthy
Ext. 1361
Ext. 1600
The director of the Office of Human Rights Noël Badiou Ext. 5163
Assistant Director; Health and Wellness Marie Parish N/A
     

Certified Members for the University of Ottawa are:

Representing workers of the University of Ottawa

Scott Dick
Alexandra Gregory

Ext. 1983
Ext. 3908
Representing management of the University of Ottawa Vacant N/A
Office Functional Occupational Health and Safety Committee

This committee will cover all areas excluded from the Laboratory Committee, the Facilities and Protection Committee and the Alta Vista Committee. It will cover computer laboratories, offices, classrooms, pools, common areas, kitchens, arenas, libraries, auditoriums, etc.

The Office Functional Occupational Health and Safety Committee has seventeen (17) members but only sixteen (16) are voting members:

Co-Chairs: Pierre Thibault and Sheri Zhang

Two (2) employees appointed by and representing the deans or directors from all areas Pierre Thibault
Marc Albert
Ext. 5831
Ext. 4750
Three (3) employees appointed by APUO Alexandra Gregory *
Agnieszka Szczotka
Vacant
Ext. 3908
Ext. 3607
N/A
Two (2) employees appointed by APTPUO Keith McCuaig
Sheri Zhang
N/A
N/A
Three (3) persons appointed by CUPE, Local 2626 Radamis Zaky
Farzaneh Davarzani
Suttinee Poolsup
N/A
N/A
N/A
Two (2) employees appointed by PIPSC Tom Hayes
Henryk Leminski
Ext. 3051
Ext. 2391
Three (3) employees appointed by OSSTF Alain Léger
Elizabeth Campbell-Brown
Alp Oran
Ext. 6026
Ext. 3564
Ext. 2596
One (1) employee elected or nominated and representing the Non‐Unionized Employee Association (NUEA) Vacant N/A

The committee has the JHSC inspector as a non‐voting member selected by worker members from the UJOHSC. The committee also has non‐voting undergraduate student members appointed by the UOSU and non‐voting resource employees representing ORM

* receives accident/incident reports

Laboratory Functional Occupational Health and Safety Committee

The Laboratory Functional Occupational Health and Safety Committee will comprise specialized and technical employees from areas where scientific research, scientific experiments or preparation for scientific experiments are taking place. This will also include all areas which support laboratories but not those areas covered by the Alta Vista Committee, the Office Committee, or the Protection and Facilities Health and Safety Committee. To name a few examples, it will cover areas dealing with x‐ray, instrumentation, chemistry, biochemistry, hazardous waste rooms, storage rooms for chemical, biological or radioactive products, physics, animal care services, engineering, machine shops, woodworking shops, high temperature ovens, arts laboratories, autoclaves, radiation laboratories, etc.

The Laboratory Functional Occupational Health and Safety Committee has 16 members but only fifteen (15) are voting members:

Co-Chairs: Sean Kirkwood and Patrick D'Aoust

Two (2) employees appointed by and representing the deans or directors from faculties or services which have laboratory environment settings, machine shops, or industrial settings Sean Kirkwood
Nada Nagy
Ext. 6030
Ext. 4685
Three (3) employees appointed by the APUO James Gomes
Dan-Sorin Necsulescu
Louis Trudel
Ext. 8426
Ext. 6270
Ext. 4128
Two (2) employees appointed by the APTPUO Mahmud Hasan
Fadi Malek 
N/A
N/A
Three (3) persons appointed by the CUPE, Local 2626 Bridget Price-Robert
Jacob Drouillard
Gilles Salameh
N/A
N/A
N/A
One (1) employee appointed by the PIPSC Alain Le Hénaff* Ext. 6257
Three (3) employees appointed by the OSSTF Patrick D'Aoust
Scott Dick
Alp Oran
Ext. 6154
Ext. 1983
Ext. 2596
One (1) employee elected or nominated and representing the Non‐Unionized Employee Association (NUEA) Vacant N/A

The IUOE 772A and 772B will be participating and will be invited when required or when the union deems it is required. In addition, the committee has the JHSC inspector as a non‐voting member selected by worker members from the UJOHSC. The committee also has a non‐voting undergraduate student member appointed by the UOSU and non‐voting resource employees from ORM.

* receives accident/incident reports

Protection and Facilities Functional Occupational Health and Safety Committee

The Protection and Facilities Functional Occupational Health and Safety Committee represents all employees employed by Facilities and all employees employed by Protection Services, regardless of their principal work locations. The Protection and Facilities FOHSC is concerned with health and safety matters affecting the workplaces of the employees employed in this sector, as well as those affecting University of Ottawa premises which are not within a specific building (for instance, parking lots and University‐owned roadways). This committee will include areas affecting University of Ottawa premises which are not necessarily within a specific building (for instance, parking lots, underground parking, grounds and University‐owned roadways, outer building walls) as well as locations used by staff from Protection Service or Facilities but which are usually not accessible by the public (for example, the tunnel, electrical and mechanical rooms, housekeeping area, roofs, loading docks, confined spaces, etc.). This includes the principal work areas of employees from Facilities, woodworking shops, specialized shops, etc. with the exception of offices.

The Protection and Facilities Functional Occupational Health and Safety Committee has fourteen (14) members but only thirteen (13) voting members:

Co-Chairs : Jacques Nadeau and Zacharie Cadieux

One (1) employee appointed by and representing the director of the Facilities Jacques Nadeau Ext. 6619
One (1) employee appointed by and representing the director of Protection Services Nicholas Lavoie Ext. 4689
One (1) employee appointed by IUOE Local 772A Allan Hager* Ext. 6731
One (1) employee appointed by IUOE Local 772B Dominique Lévesque-Lirette Ext. 6589
One (1) employee appointed by APUO Vacant N/A
One (1) employee appointed by APTPUO Gustavo Freire N/A
Two (2) employees appointed by OSSTF Zacharie Cadieux
Annie Massé
N/A
N/A
One (1) person appointed by CUPE, Local 2626 Heba Khalil N/A
One (1) person appointed by CUPE, lifeguards Vacant N/A
One (1) employee appointed by PIPSC Henryk Leminski Ext. 2391
Two (2) employees appointed or elected by the Non‐Unionized Employee Association (NUEA) Vacant
Vacant
N/A
N/A

In addition, the committee has the JHSC inspector as a non‐voting member selected by worker members from the UJOHSC. The committee also has one non‐voting undergraduate student member appointed by the UOSU and non‐voting resource employees representing ORM.

* receives accident/incident reports

Alta Vista Functional Occupational Health and Safety Committee

The Alta Vista Committee represents all employees whose principal work location is in Roger Guindon and Peter Morand buildings. The Alta Vista Functional Occupational Health and Safety Committee will comprise specialized and technical employees from areas where scientific research, scientific experiments or preparation for scientific experiments are taking place, as well as office spaces such as computer laboratories, offices, classrooms, pools, common areas, kitchens, arenas, libraries, auditoriums, etc. It will not cover areas covered by the Protection and Facilities Health and Safety Committee.

The Alta Vista Functional Occupational Health and Safety Committee has fifteen (15) members but only fourteen (14) voting members:

Co-Chairs: Michelle Emard and Sandeep Patnaik

Two (2) employees appointed by and representing the deans or directors from faculties or services Michelle Emard
Marijke Taks
N/A
N/A
Two (2) employees appointed by the APUO Christine Guptill
Yan Burelle
Ext. 8121
N/A
Two (2) employees appointed by the APTPUO Ruth Bradley-St-Cyr
Mohammad Rafiee
N/A
N/A
Two (2) persons appointed by the CUPE Kisanet Kebedom
Heba Khalil
N/A
N/A
One (1) employee appointed by the PIPSC Sandeep Patnaik Ext. 8324
Two (2) employees appointed by the OSSTF Nazli Keskin
Charles Mulcahy*
Ext. 8115
N/A
One (1) employee appointed by IUOE, Local 772A Vacant N/A
One (1) employee appointed by IUOE, Local 772B Vacant N/A
One (1) employee appointed or elected by the Non‐Unionized Employee Association (NUEA) Vacant N/A

The committee has the JHSC inspector as a non‐voting member selected by worker members from the UJOHSC. The committee also has one non‐voting undergraduate student member appointed by the UOSU and non‐voting resource employees representing ORM.

* receives accident/incident reports

Psychological Functional Occupational Health and Safety Committee

The broad mandate of the Psychological Functional Health and Safety Committee will be to allow for direct input and participation of the members concerning mental health and wellness at the University, and to identify best practices concerning such matters for all employee groups.

Co-Chairs: Marie Parish and Michèle Lamarche

The composition of the PHSC for the unions/associations will have 18 voting members:

One (1) representative from APUO Jennifer Dekker Ext. 3107
One (1) representative from APTPUO Gustavo Beritognolo N/A
One (1) representative from CUPE (Local 2626) Mikaela Bubna N/A
One (1) representative from OSSTF Michèle Lamarche Ext. 1704
One (1) representative from PIPSC Lyra Trstenjak Ext. 3771
One (1) representative from CUPE (lifeguards) Vacant N/A
One (1) representative from 772A Vacant N/A
One (1) representative from 772B Vacant N/A
One (1) representative from Non‐Unionized Employee Association (NUEA) Vacant N/A

The composition of the PHSC for management will be as follows:

One (1) representative from Human Rights Office Noël Badiou Ext. 5163
One (1) representative from Research Terry Campbell Ext. 1242
One (1) representative from Faculty Affairs René Houle Ext 1552
Two (2) representatives from Human Resources Marie Parish
Kristie Faasen
N/A
Ext. 1875
Two (2) representatives from Office of Risk Management Michael Histed
Graham Nelson
Ext. 5273
N/A
One (1) representative representing faculties Vacant N/A
One (1) representative representing services Julie Tam Ext. 3985
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