10.3 Occupational Hazards

When an employee in good faith believes that the employee is being required to work where an immediate and recognizable threat to the employee's health and safety exists, the employee will so notify the employee's supervisor. The supervisor will immediately investigate the situation and either direct the employee to perform some other task away from the occupational hazard(s) or proclaim the area safe and direct the employee to proceed with the employee's assigned duties. This direction shall normally be after consulting with higher level supervisory or management staff. If the Union or the employee still believes the unsafe condition(s) exist, the Union or the employee may file a grievance alleging a violation of this section in accordance with the Health and Safety grievance procedure.