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File #: RES 19-1379    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/28/2019
Title: Supporting a Citywide Safety Committee that monitors and assists departments in providing a safe and healthy work environment for City employees.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
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Supporting a Citywide Safety Committee that monitors and assists departments in providing a safe and healthy work environment for City employees.

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WHEREAS, Mayor Carter and the City Council are committed to improving the effectiveness of public service at all levels by providing a safe and healthy work environment for city employees; and;

WHEREAS, workplace safety is a requirement of state and federal laws and must be a primary concern of all employees and managers. Employees have the responsibility to point out unsafe practices or work areas to supervisors and managers. Each city department is responsible for the development, implementation, and enforcement of safe work policies, procedures, and practices to provide a safe and healthful work environment and to ensure compliance with all applicable laws; and

WHEREAS, awareness and implementation of safe work practices and procedures will improve employee and public safety and save city resources;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the City of Saint Paul will support and maintain a Citywide Safety Committee that monitors and assists departments in providing a safe and healthy environment for employees; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, each of the following departments will appoint one management representative to the Citywide Safety Committee: Mayor’s Office, Human Resources, Emergency Management, Fire, Libraries, Parks and Recreation, Police, Public Works, Water Services, Safety and Inspections, City Attorney’s Office, Financial Services, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity, Planning and Economic Development, Technology and Communications. The Human Resources and Emergency Management Directors (or designees) shall serve as the co-chairs of the Committee; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, each of the city bargaining units shall be invited to designate a delegate and alternate to the Committee; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, employees, supervisors and managers, committee and subcommittee members s...

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