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Joint Health & Safety Committee

The University of Toronto Scarborough, as an employer, is responsible

under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) for establishing and

maintaining a Joint Health and Safety Committee. This advisory

committee, which consists of worker representatives and management

members, meets quarterly to discuss health and safety concerns, review

progress, and make recommendations to management.  The committee also

conducts monthly inspections of the workplace.

The JHSC is co-chaired by one worker and one management member and also

has at least one Certified worker and one Certified management member.

The committee has a written Terms of Reference which specifies the

membership, its method of selection and defines the workplace which the

committee represents.


Full details regarding the composition and operation of the Committee

can be found in its Terms of Reference, which are available upon

request.  Please contact Kerri Kistnasami, Administrative Assistant, in

the Office of Campus Safety & Security at 416-208-4834 or by email at


Sept 2011


Joint Health & Safety Committee Quarterly Meeting Schedule
Arts & Administration Building - Council Chamber AA160

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

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Members of the Joint Health and Safety Committee 2010-2011

Name Department

(If different than committee name)
Management or Worker Member Name of Union or Employee Group
(e.g. USWA, CUPE, Non-union Admin, Faculty)
William Gough Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences (Co-Chair 2010) Management UTFA
Mary Ann Vernon


Certified Level II

Worker USW
Kerri Kistansami Office of Campus Safety & Security (Secretary) - Certified LEVEL I Worker USW
Louise Beckley Human Resource Services - Certified LELVEL II Management Non-Union
Chai Chen Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences Worker USW
Joel Clark Student Centre - SCSU - Certified LEVEL I --------- External/Guest
Ron Crozier Physical Education & Athletics - Certified LEVEL II Worker USW
Julie Cuttress ARC-Library Worker USW
Jim Derenzis Facilities Management - Certified LEVEL II Management Non-Union
Nina Dhir Department of Psychology Worker USW
Raafat Helmy Facilities Management - Certified LEVEL II Management Non-Union
Renee Janes-Reid Department of Management - Certified LEVEL I Management Non-Union
Joanna Jiang Principal's Office Worker USW
Elsa Kiosses Health and Wellness Centre Worker USW
Allison Lee Department of Computer & Mathematical Sciences - Certified LEVEL II Worker USW
Cheryl Lepard AccessAbility Services Worker USW
Alex Macaulay Facilities Management Management Non -Union
Rajesh Patel Facilities Management - Certified LEVEL II Worker CAW 2003
Jack Pienczykowski Police and Parking Services Worker OPSEU 519
Joanne Quinn N'Sheemaehn Child Care Centre - Certified LEVEL I --------- External/Guest
Ann-Marie Smith Department of Social Sciences Worker USW
Katheleene Smith Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences Management Non-Union
David Steele Student Housing & Residence Life - Certified Level II Worker USW
Chris Tavares Facilities Management - Grounds - Certified LEVEL I Worker CUPE 3261 Full-Time
Tammy Tennisco Miller Lash House Worker USW
Ryan Tomlinson Design & Construction Management Worker USW
Mike Watchorn IITS-Information and Instructional Technology Worker USW
Holly Yuen Campus Safety & Security EHS Consultant Non-Union
Rongmin Zhao Department of Biological Sciences Worker UTFA

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