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Health and safety

PSAC is committed to promoting and maintaining the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of workers. Staff work closely with local occupational health and safety committees, lobby for better health and safety laws and negotiate health and safety provisions in collective agreements. 

The Health, Safety and Environment Committee of the Regional Council works with the REVP and staff to plan and deliver a two conferences, one in Newfoundland and Labrador and one in the Maritimes, each cycle.

The national Health and Safety Program provides a range of services for members directed by Conventions, the National Board of Directors and the Alliance Executive Committee.

October 25, 2016 - 9:46am •
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 25, 2016 The Lecturers’ Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland Votes in Solidarity with #MakeMuskratRight Campaign
April 29, 2016 - 12:41pm •
April 27, 2016 - 8:06am •
Day of Mourning sees call for asbestos ban   On Thursday, April 28, the flag on Parliament Hill will fly at half-mast and people across the country will light candles, don ribbons and remember colleagues, friends and family who have been killed because of workplace-related hazards and incidents.   
April 19, 2016 - 12:39pm •
A big thank you to PSAC members who lobbied their local MP to repeal sections of Bill C-4 (2013) that restrict collective bargaining rights and put the health and safety of our members at risk. We met with the following MPs: Prince Edward Island Sean Casey, Charlottetown Lawrence MacAulay, Cardigan Wayne Easter, Malpeque Robert Morrissey, Egmont
April 15, 2016 - 12:22pm •
PSAC Statement. List of events can be found below.
February 4, 2016 - 2:12pm •
The PSAC Health & Safety Conferenc e is scheduled to be held on April 22-24, 2016 at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, NS.  Attached is the call out letter and the application form.  Please refer to those documents for more information on the conference.  Note that the deadline to submit your application is March 11, 2016.
December 2, 2015 - 11:09am •
Please join us on Saturday, December 12, 2015, in Halifax, for a one-day seminar geared towards building the skills you need to effectively represent your members.  See poster attached for more information on this training and how to register.
September 30, 2015 - 11:17am •
A new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives study entitled Waiting to Happen: Why we need major changes to the health and safety regime in federally regulated workplaces was released today. The study reveals that the health and safety of over a million workers in the federal government and other federally-regulated workplaces is at risk. 
June 5, 2015 - 2:58pm •
The theme for this year is Healthy oceans, healthy planet. Explore this website to learn how you can take action for the ocean on your own.

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