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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 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.

December 3, 2009 - 12:09am •
On Saturday, November 28, 2009 thirteen PSAC Members met at the St. John's Regional Office and were enlightened on the intricacies of 'Navigating Workers' Compensation'.
November 28, 2009 - 12:03am •
Over fifty members from the Atlantic Region attended the National Health, Safety & Environment Conference in Montreal on November 20 – 22, 2009.  The conference theme was “Regulate – Agitate – Enforce.”  Delegates participated in workshops on enforcement of legislation, effectiveness of joint committees, and the union’s role in dealing with the environment.  In addition, 18 resolutions were debated.
April 17, 2009 - 11:09am •
The position of Federal Labour Affairs Officer (Health and Safety Workplace Inspector) in Eastern Nova Scotia (Pictou, Guysborough and Antigonish) is being eliminated.• There are over 400 worksites in Eastern Nova Scotia.• Nova Scotia has three times the disabling injuries as Newfoundland; twice as many as New Brunswick; and 20 times as many as Prince Edward Island; yet one of the three positions (the other two are located in Halifax) is being eliminated.

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