The CSU recognizes the importance of procedures for the protection of health and safety of faculty unit employees. The CSU shall endeavor to maintain conditions which are conducive to the health and safety of the employees. The CSU shall endeavor to ensure that faculty unit employees will not be required (a) to work in unsafe conditions or (b) to perform tasks that endanger their health or safety.
Safety equipment shall be provided to a faculty unit employee when it is deemed necessary by the President to maintain safe and healthful conditions.
A faculty unit employee shall endeavor to maintain safe working conditions and shall adhere to CSU-established safety rules, regulations, and practices.
A faculty unit employee who observes or detects any safety hazard shall report it to the appropriate administrator as soon as possible. All work-related injuries and illnesses shall be reported immediately to the appropriate administrator.
Recommendations and suggestions regarding safety and requests for safety equipment presented by a faculty unit employee shall be considered. When such recommendations and suggestions are submitted to the appropriate administrator in writing, the appropriate administrator shall respond in writing.
When a faculty unit employee believes in good faith that s/he is being required to work under unhealthy or unsafe conditions, s/he shall notify the appropriate administrator. The appropriate administrator shall investigate as soon as possible the alleged unhealthy or unsafe conditions and shall immediately communicate with the faculty unit employee as to the results of such an investigation and, if deemed necessary, the steps that shall be taken to correct the condition.
A faculty unit employee may request a temporary reassignment when s/he believes in good faith that his/her present assignment presents a clear danger to his/her health and safety. The appropriate administrator shall promptly respond to such a request. Such a request shall not be unreasonably denied during the preliminary aspect of any investigation. If such an unsafe or unhealthy condition is found during such an investigation, the temporary reassignment shall continue until a remedy is implemented.
One employee from the bargaining unit shall be designated by CFA to represent the safety interest of employees in the bargaining unit. Such representation shall be by membership on the existing campuswide safety committee. Such a representative may submit agenda items related to health and safety. This provision shall not preclude other bargaining unit employees from serving on the campuswide safety committee when appointed by means other than those provided in this provision.
June 12, 2007