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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 and Safety Committee of the Regional Council works with the REVP and staff to plan and deliver a conference 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.

May 12, 2020 - 9:43am •
The Western Area Council as they take part in the virtual Corner Brook National Day of Mourning Ceremony.
May 12, 2020 - 9:42am •
April 30, 2020 - 4:14pm •
Maintaining Your Mental Health During the Pandemic The coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19) is causing stress and anxiety for many of us. As a result of this virus, our habits and ways of doing things have changed drastically and suddenly. COVID-19 has also plunged us into a period of uncertainty. In this context, it is normal to try to understand what is happening to us and to want to find ways to manage the situation.
March 30, 2020 - 9:13am •
Watch the webinar that took place on Wednesday, April 1st. Watch it here.  View the PowerPoint presentation that was used during the webinar. View it here. View the Q&A. **
January 30, 2020 - 12:46pm •
Labour Federation pleased to see both criminal and provincial charges laid in 2018 workplace fatality   Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh wants more criminal investigations of workplace accidents. “Twenty-two-year-old Brandon Alcorn died from a head injury after he fell from the roof of the Kent Building Supplies store in Dartmouth Crossing on March 13, 2018, and we are now seeing charges laid.
April 30, 2019 - 12:03pm •
Threads of Life provides programs for families affected by life-altering workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, and help increase awareness of workplace health and safety. In May, in the Atlantic, « Steps for Life » walks will be held in the Saint John, Charlottetown, Halifax, St. John’s, and Corner Brook.  PSAC Atlantic encourages members to register a team in this important event.
April 25, 2019 - 12:34pm •
April 28 is the National Day of Mourning when we remember those who have lost their lives or suffered injury and illness because of their work. Every day there are opportunities to prevent workplace injury and death, but we can’t do it without the data we need to drive our decision-making. In Canada, we collect statistics on many things including the weather, but we fail to accurately record the number of individuals who have died as a result of their work. Because of this, we do not learn the lessons that would allow us to prevent future tragedies.
April 17, 2019 - 5:28pm •
The National Day of Mourning is Sunday, April 28, 2019. Please see the official listing of ceremonies in the Atlantic Region:https://canadianlabour.ca/events/day-of-mourning-ceremonies-2019/   Area Councils have been asked to arrange for a member to lay a wreath on behalf of the Public Service Alliance of Canada -Atlantic Region.
April 4, 2019 - 10:19am •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada Atlantic Health, Safety and Environment Conference is scheduled to be held on June 7 – 9, 2019 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Beausejour, Moncton, NB. This conference is open to PSAC Health & Safety Local Committee members and/or Health & Safety Workplace Representatives. Only those persons will be accepted as delegates.

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