29.0 EMPLOYEE PROTECTION

29.1 An employee who is assaulted and/or threatened with bodily harm as a result of performing assigned duties shall immediately notify the appropriate site administrator, who will then be responsible for notifying the proper authorities and taking every precaution to ensure the safety of the employee while on District property.

29.2 In case of an accident on the job, the District shall make available the necessary accident reports and provide assistance in completing the form if requested. Bargaining unit members shall not be required to participate in work activities under conditions which may physically endanger their personal safety or well-being.

29.3 An employee who is assigned to be a member of the Emergency Response Team in accordance with the District or Site Emergency Preparedness Plan(s) shall receive a copy of the Plan(s) to review their assigned duties. Such employees shall receive training on implementation of the Plan(s) within 30 days of the start of the school semester and updated as needed.

29.4 The District and the Union shall establish a Union-Management Safety Committee designed to investigate ways to minimize job-related injuries/illnesses, including such issues related to computer use.

29.5 The District acknowledges its responsibility to provide a safe and healthful work environment for District employees. The District agrees to investigate and give consideration to departmental recommendations to improve the working environment for represented employees. The District agrees to maintain safety standards for represented employees as required by the pertinent provisions of Cal-OSHA.

29.5.1 If bargaining unit member has a good faith belief that a project to which they has been assigned presents health and/or safety risks beyond those normally associated with their classification, said unit member may request a review of the project or assigned work by the District Safety Officer or his designee. Such request shall not be unreasonably denied.

29.5.2 Material Safety Data sheets shall be available for inspection by employees or their Union Representative.

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