Article 39: Occupational Safety and Health

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39.1 The City University shall furnish to each of its employees who is covered by this agreement a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious harm to its employees and shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. An alleged violation of this provision may be grieved up to and including Step 2 of the formal procedure for handling grievances provided by Article 20.4 of the collective bargaining agreement. If the PSC deems it necessary and appropriate to file such a grievance, a written “stop-the-clock” request will be made along with the filing of the grievance in order to allow the cooperative CUNY-PSC health and safety mechanism to operate without interference from the grievance procedures.

39.2 The University and the PSC agree to establish a joint committee on health and safety.