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Health and Safety

December 16, 2016 - 12:00am •
The federal government has announced its commitment to banning asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018. This is a long-awaited decision; PSAC has been calling on the federal government to ban the import, export and manufacturing of asbestos for years.
November 25, 2016 - 2:18pm •
PSAC is taking the ongoing campaign to ban asbestos directly to the Prime Minister.
November 17, 2016 - 12:54pm •
NDP MP Sheri Benson has introduced a private member’s bill, C-321, to ban the import, export and manufacturing of asbestos and use the Canadian Environmental Protection Act to protect workers’ health.
May 25, 2016 - 5:37pm •
Interested in becoming involved in supporting Human Rights at the workplace and in the community?
May 4, 2016 - 11:08am •
We are deeply concerned by the ongoing forest fire in Fort McMurray, Alberta. There are no reported deaths or major injuries as of this moment. We have communicated with elected PSAC union representatives in the region to check on the safety of our members in the area.
April 22, 2016 - 5:06pm •
We are happy to invite resolutions for the upcoming PSAC Prairies Regional Women's Conference, June 11-12, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.   RESOLUTIONS submission deadline is Wednesday June 1, 2016 by 12 noon (Manitoba time)   CLICK HERE for a PDF version of the text below.  
April 22, 2016 - 4:55pm •
Please find the call-out letter for resolutions for the National Health and Safety Conference scheduled for November 18-20, 2016. The submission deadline is June 3, 2016, 4:00 p.m. EST. Resolutions are to be submitted directly to PSAC National Headquarters, attention Michelle Rossignol, Programs Section, at conferences@psac-afpc.com CLICK HERE for a PDF version of the wording below.
April 22, 2016 - 4:40pm •
On April 28 people across Canada stop to remember workers killed, injured or disabled on the job. We ask that on April 28 you and your union local take a moment to honour their memory by joining local events or having one at your local.   You can find an event near you by scrolling down to view regional listings below.    Please also take a moment to read the letter from our Health and Safety Officer, Clint Wirth, below.   Posters for printing and sharing:
January 20, 2016 - 12:06pm •
During the 2015 Prairie Region Health & Safety Conference, PSAC Prairies members were treated to a rousing and informative keynote speech by Dr. Leigh Quesnel of HQS Consulting Services on the topic of "Towards a Healthy Workplace: Understanding Psychological Harassment and Bullying."  Dr. Quesnel specializes in such areas as workplace wellness, creating respectful workplaces, managing bullying and psycholgical harassment, and stress management, among others.
January 12, 2016 - 12:35pm •
Please join us on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. MB/ 6:00 p.m. AB/SK for a one hour webinar on violence prevention. This webinar will be useful for members in both federally regulated and provincially regulated workplaces. Register online now to receive login information and a reminder email. This webinar will cover:

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