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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.

Thirteenth Annual Provincial Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job

April 23, 2014 •

April 28 is a Day of Mourning for thousands of Canadian workers killed or injured on the job each year, or who died from work-related diseases. All Islanders are invited to join with us in remembering workers who were injured or lost their lives on Island work sites. Monday, April 28, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at Province House. A reception will follow the ceremony. See poster attached.

April 28 - National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job

April 23, 2014 •

April 28 is a Day of Mourning for thousands of Canadian workers killed or injured on the job each year, or who died from work-related diseases. On this day, we mourn, but it is also a time to insist that all levels of government do more to enforce existing health and safety laws and vigorously prosecute violations when a worker is killed or seriously injured. In 2013, 34 Nova Scotians lost their lives.

For additional information please see attached poster.

Atlantic Council Health & Safety Committee Mandate and Plan (2011 - 2014)

January 31, 2014 •

Attached is the Atlantic Council Health & Safety Committee Mandate and Plan (2011 - 2014)

Bill C-4: Attack on Health and Safety

November 16, 2013 •

The latest budget implementation act (Bill C-4) now being debated by Parliament will drastically change and reduce health & safety protections for workers in federal jurisdiction. The proposed changes to the Canada Labour Code put workers’ lives at risk.

Stéphane Grenier to speak at the Atlantic Regional Health & Safety Conference

October 25, 2013 •

We are very pleased to have special guest speaker Stéphane Grenier who is a former member of the Canadian Military.  Having served over 29 years, he faced his own undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) upon his return from Rwanda.  He will account his personal journey to recovery and how he dealt with mental health issues.

Check out the Agenda for the PSAC Atlantic Regional Health & Safety Conference 2013

October 25, 2013 •

Registration for the H&S Conference starts on Friday November  1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.  The theme for the conference is :  "Mental Health at Work- We are All Affected"

Day of Mourning - PEI

May 2, 2013 •

The Twelfth Annual Provincial Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job was held at Province House on Sunday, April 28th, 2013. PSAC Members joined other union members and Islanders in remembering workers who were injured or lost their lives on Island work sites. The ceremony was followed by a reception.

2013 PSAC National Health & Safety Conference

April 23, 2013 •

Atlantic Region well Represented at the 2013 PSAC National Health & Safety Conference Under the theme "Mental Health at Work - We are all Affected" the Atlantic Region had 55 delegates and observes participate at the National H&S Conference in Montreal, April 11 - 14, 2013.

PSAC Submission to the NL Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Statutory Review Committee.

April 4, 2013 •

PSAC made a submission to the NL Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Statutory Review Committee on April 2. The submission can be viewed by clicking the link below.

CSA National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

January 21, 2013 •

Attached the new CSA National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety. 

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Upcoming Health and safety Events

National Day of Mourning

April 28, 2014 • Various, NS,

National Day of Mourning

April 28, 2014 • Various, NB,

National Day of Mourning

April 28, 2014 • Various, NL,

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