All work shall be done in a competent and safe manner, and in accordance with the State of Washington safety codes. Where higher standards are specified by the University than called for as minimum by State codes, University standards shall prevail.
At the direction of the University, it is the duty of every employee covered by the Agreement to comply with established safety rules, promote safety and to assist in the prevention of accidents. All employees covered by this Agreement are expected to participate and cooperate in the Department's safety program.
Employees appointed to the Safety Committee will be allowed time off with pay to attend the Safety Committee meetings. The Shop Steward may attend regular safety meetings as an observer without loss of pay when attending during the employee's regular hours of work.