Health & Safety Committee
Room EBS121 Ground level in the hallway by the elevator.Michelle Duhaney - Chairmichelled@local4092.caMeaghan Mroczek-Poratomeaghan@local4092.ca
Kirk Horsman - Ad-Hoc Representativekirk@local4092.ca
Check out our latest bulletins below.
You can find other forms and documents in the member resources section here.Our Mandate
We are here to keep our workplace safe and healthy.
As your Health and Safety Representatives, we sit on the Workplace Health and Safety Committee (WPC). The WPC addresses health and safety issues. We work jointly with the company to provide them with recommendations to prevent injuries and illnesses. (Canada Labour Code, Part II, 135).
The Health Safety Chair sits on both the WPC and the Policy Committee (PC). The PC is made up of the Health and Safety Chairs of each base and employer representatives. It ensures there is health and safety policy consistency across the bases. (Canada Labour Code, Part II, 134.1).
We are governed by the Canada Labour Code (CLC), the Aviation Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (AOSH), and the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (COHS). We are here to help you!
Canada Labour Code, Part IIThree Basic Rights of Workers in Canada:
1.Right to Know:
a.Right to be informed of known or likely hazards in the workplace.
2.Right to Participate:
a.Right to report hazards and suggest safe alternatives to the employer.
3.Right to Refuse:
a.Right to refuse dangerous work that could put your health and safety or your colleagues' at risk.Duties of Employers:
"Every employer shall ensure that the health and safety at work of every person employed by the employer is protected," (Canada Labour Code, Part II, 124).Duties of Employees:
"Use personal protective equipment;
"Follow health and safety procedures;
"Take reasonable precautions;
"Report hazards, incidents, and contraventions to the Canada Labour Code.(Canada Labour Code, Part II, 126(1)(a)(b)(c)(g)(h)(j))Pregnant and Nursing Employees
You can choose to cease your work duties if you are pregnant or nursing and you think that your health or that of your foetus' or your child's is at risk because of your work (Canada Labour Code, Part II, 132). For more details, take a look at your collective agreement and "From Here to Maternity ."
Injured or Ill?
This e-mail is designed to guide you through the work-related COVID-19 illness process. The process differs from other work-related injuries or illnesses. Read through the steps below and do not hesitate to contact CUPE if you need any additional information or support. You'll find relevant information, forms, contact lists, and documents attached. You can also click on the links for more information.
Most of all, we urge you to take the time you need to be well!
If you become sick, it is crucial that you report it regardless of whether you will book-off or not. This allows the joint Workplace Health and Safety Committee to conduct a Hazardous Occurrence Investigation and Report, in accordance with the Canada Labour Code and the Canada Occupational Health and Safety regulations. In turn, we can find ways to prevent similar situations from recurring. Help your Union and your Workplace Health and Safety Committee help you!
Follow the steps below if you become ill with COVID-19. If you are only reporting an illness without booking off, follow the same steps but disregard the steps for booking-off/on.
Call Crew Scheduling to book-off as "Injury on Duty" (even if it is an illness).
Get a PCR test. Once you obtain your positive test results, call Air Canada Occupational Health Services (T: 905-676-2400) to launch the contact tracing process.
Complete and submit either the Work Related Injury/Illness eReport or the ACF32-8 Flight Attendant Injury/Accident Report, if you have not already done so.
The eReport is found on sims.aircanada.ca or ACaeronet > Safety > Submit a Safety Report, eReports > New eReport > Work Related Injury/Illness.
The paper-based report is attached. Scan and e-mail, or fax, it to your Occupational Health and Safety Manager (E: email@example.com / T: 905-6762347 / F: 905-676-4543).
Your IFS Crew Productivity Manager's office will e-mail your Air Canada account within 24 hours of receiving your report.
Review this e-mail and all attachments.
Respond to their e-mail as soon as possible.
If they offer modified duties, contact your CUPE Workers Compensation Committee representative (E: firstname.lastname@example.org, T: 905-676-4293).
Complete the WSIB Form 6 Worker's Report of Injury/Disease as soon as possible (https://www.wsib.ca/en/forms) to start your Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claim.
Residents of Quebec should contact CUPE Local 4091 for assistance with CNESST (T: 514-422-2235 / E: email@example.com)
Call WSIB (1-800-387-0750) and explain that:
You are a cabin crew member in isolation because you contracted COVID-19 at the workplace;
You submitted your WSIB Form 6;
Follow their instructions.
When your isolation period ends, or if you can do it virtually beforehand, visit your doctor or a clinic to complete WSIB Form 8 Health Professional's Report.
Advise the doctor that this is an "Injury on Duty."
The doctor will complete the WSIB Form 8 and submit it to WSIB.
Obtain a copy of Page 2 of Form 8, which you must scan and e-mail, or fax, to your IFS Return to Work Manager (E: firstname.lastname@example.org / F: 905-676-4543).
If you believe your absence will be for more than 7 days, apply to the Wage Indemnity Plan (WIP). This is in addition to your WSIB claim and protects your wages if your WSIB claim is denied.
Use the attached "WIP Application Feb2020."
For more information regarding WIP contact your CUPE WIP Committee representative (Patricia Eberley, E: email@example.com CC: firstname.lastname@example.org / T: 1-877-411-3552 ext. 258).
Once you are cleared by your doctor to return to regular duties, contact the Air Canada Occupational Health Services (905-676-2400).
Explain that you had a "Lost Time Illness on Duty" and that you are cleared to return to work by your doctor. Follow their instructions.
Once you are cleared by the Occupational Health Services, call Crew Scheduling to book back on.
If you were absent for more than 7 days after the self-isolation period, and were cleared by Occupational Health Services, you must contact Planning to return to "Active Status" and be re-instated on the regular payroll. You do not have to call them if you were absent for less than 7 days.
We know this can be overwhelming. We are available to you if you need any clarification or assistance during the process. Your CUPE Local 4092 Health and Safety team members are copied in this e-mail and are there to help you.
Remember to keep a copy of all documents and correspondence.
Health and Safety Concern or Complaint?
This message serves to walk you through the Health and Safety Complaint process. It is a
part of the Internal Complaint Resolution Process, which is protected by the Canada
Labour Code. It is a non-punitive way to address health and safety concerns in the
Whenever a situation occurs that could affect your health and safety at work, it is your
responsibility as an employee under the Canada Labour Code, to advise the company.
You can do it through Health and Safety Complaint eReport or the paper-based ACF32
Employee Safety & Health Concern Form.
The eReport can be found at sims.aircanada.ca or on ACaeronet under Safety > Submit a
Safety Report/SIMS > eReports > New eReport > Health and Safety Complaint. Whereas,
the paper-based report Whereas, the paper-based report is available on the CUPE Local
4092 website under Member Resources > Contract, Forms & Documents > Occupational
Health and Safety Forms; you can scan and e-mail or fax it to your Occupational Health
and Safety Manager (E: email@example.com, F: 905-676-4543).
For the eReport:
We recommend typing out your concern in Word or in the body of an e-mail to ensure
you do not lose your work if there is a glitch in the system. You can copy and paste your
concern into the online complaint when you are ready.
1. Log in (twice) using your Air Canada credentials;
2. Agree to the conditions of access;
3. Select the eReport tab at the top;
4. At the bottom right, under the New eReport menu, scroll down to select the
Health and Safety Complaint;
5. Complete the form with as much information as possible, click through the tabs
for each section;
a. Do not forget the boxes at the top;
b. Do not forget to "Set Department" to "IFS"
6. To continue your eReport later, select "Save Draft;"
7. To finish your eReport and submit it, select "Submit."
If you encounter any glitches, take a screenshot (usually CTRL + PRT SC or CRTL + FN +
PRT SC) and send it to us and your Occupational Health and Safety Manager (E:
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firstname.lastname@example.org). We will follow-up.
You should receive a response from the company within 30 days. If you do not receive a
response within that time, let us know and we will follow-up. Once you receive the
response, follow the link to indicate whether the response resolves your concerns. If it
does not, you can escalate it to the second step, where it will be investigated by the
Workplace Health and Safety Committee (WPC) of which we are a part. Indicate the
reason(s) why the response does not resolve your concern. Once the investigation is
complete, you will receive a response from the WPC. Again, you have the option to
decide if the response resolves your concerns. If it does not, you can escalate it to
Transport Canada to be investigated by a Health and Safety Officer. The same process
can be found in the FAM 2.20.2 Internal Complaint Resolution Process.
If you are in a situation where you feel your life or health is in imminent danger, you have a right to refuse dangerous work. The process may feel intimidating, but it is your right as long as you are acting in good faith. The decision to exercise this right is an individual one. You cannot be disciplined or lose your wages for it. Please note that you must be at work to refuse dangerous work! Also note, you cannot refuse dangerous work if it puts the life, health or safety of another person in danger or if it is a normal condition of employment. The step-by-step process is in your Flight Attendant Manual. or email email@example.com to get a bounce back email with more info.
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