16.1 Health and Safety

The State and PECG shall, upon request by PECG, develop a Health and Safety Committee. The committee shall consist of up to five (5) PECG representatives (selected by PECG) and five (5) management representatives. The chairperson shall be selected by management. The committee may meet on a quarterly basis, unless mutually agreed otherwise. PECG representatives shall serve without loss of compensation not to exceed eight (8) hours each quarter unless authorized by the chair.

The affected department(s) shall attempt to remedy any Health and Safety problems identified through recommendations of the committee.