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Meeting Minutes

Wednesday March 20, 2013

Wednesday March 20, 2013




Date- March 20, 2013  Time    8:30am  Place- Council room – 41342 Morris Road


Call to order:

  • The meeting was called to order by Barry Shaw at 8:43am with all members in attendance.

In attendance:

  • Nancy Michie
  • Kim Johnston
  • Barry Shaw                       
  • Gary Pipe

Others in attendance:

  • No others were in attendance

Minutes of the last meeting

The Minutes from December 6, 2012 were reviewed.

Moved by: Nancy Michie                   Seconded by: Gary Pipe


“That the minutes of the December 6, 2012 Health and Safety Committee
Meeting be adopted as circulated.”

Disposition                        Carried

Unfinished Business

  •  No unfinished business at this time.      

Regular Reports:

  • Workplace Inspections from December, 2012, January and February, 2013,were reviewed.
  • Morris Works Garage – MSDS are continually being checked and updated as needed. Fire Extinguishers have now been inspected.   Evacuation Postings are close to completion.
  • Turnberry Works Garage – MSDS are continually being check and updated as needed.  Evacuation Postings are close to completion. Fire Extinguishers have been inspected.
  • Municipal Office -  MSDS are continually being updated.  Evacuation Postings are close to completion.  Boxes have been removed from the basement. Fire Extinguishers have inspected and one placed back between Gary and Steve’s doors.
  • Municipal Landfill – MSDS are continually updated.  The Fire Extinguishers have been inspected.  Gary will look into purchasing more mitts and glasses for the landfill
  • Bluevale Hall – Same issues with Generator.  Evacuation Signs are close to completion.  Gary and Kim will check the window at the next inspection.The back door will be checked at the next inspection and make sure it is clear of snow.
  • Barry Shaw is unable to complete his inspection on March 22, 2013, so Gary Pipe will complete it with Kim.
  • Workplace Inspection dates and times were decided for April and May, 2013.

New Business:

  • First Aid and CPR will be set up earlier this year and will include the  students.  WHMIS will also be set up with an employee meeting, hoping for May, 2013.
  • Council received Ross Goll’s resignation from the Health and Safety Committee.
  • The Committee is currently updating the Health and Safety Policy to amend the current policy on committee members.  Would like to see rotation every 3 years of members on the committee.  The Committee must have a minimum of 2 Management committee members.
  • Will have a meeting with the committee meeting before the revisions and updates go to Council for approval.
  • Will have a meeting will all employees to discuss the updates to the Health and Safety policy.
  • The Road employees are taking Trenching courses.  Will look into having confined space training.
  • Always looking for ways to improve standards when dealing with employees, Eg. Seat in a new grader.

Old Business:

  • MSD Training on March 21, 2013, with all committee members and Bill Sisler as the facilitator.

Date of Next meeting

  • a tentative date for the next Health and Safety Meeting will be Wednesday June 19, 2013, at 8:30am in the Council Chambers.


  • The Health and Safety Meeting was adjourned at 9:35am.”