As part of our work as health and safety representatives on the PSAC Prairie Region Council, we want to talk to members about who we are and what we do and keep our members informed about health and safety issues.
The National Council of the Canadian Cancer Society has posthumously awarded Howard Willems the 2013 Impact Award for Leadership in Public Policy. It is the highest award within the Society granted to an individual who has made a significant contribution to public policy in the fight against cancer. Only one award is granted each year.
Last year, we lost a colleague, friend and brother, with the passing of Brother Howard Willems, a former CFIA food inspector and PSAC activist.Howard was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer of the lungs, and dedicated the final years of his life to advocating for asbestos awareness and protection. Though Howard is gone, the fight continues.
The January 2013 issue of The Labour Reporter features an article on Howard Willems. The newsletter, published by the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, has been the voice of Saskatchewan's working families since 1956. The article has been reproduced below with links added.
On December 27, 2012, Howard Willems was announced as the 2012 CBC Saskatchewan Person of the Year. Howard’s tireless efforts towards advocating for a registry of public buildings containing asbestos earned him the honor of being the person of the year.
Delegates to the 2012 Prairie Region Health & Safety Conference were presented with a variety of materials and information, both verbally and as handouts. We've included all the releveant information below for the benefit of all Prairies members. The materials are described, followed by links to download the PDFs.
The 2012 Prairies Health & Safety Conference was held November 17-18 in Edmonton. This year's Conference focused on mental health in the workplace with particular attention to the impact and prevention of bullying.
Photos from the 2012 Prairies Regional Health & Safety Conference held November 17-18, 2012 in Edmonton, Alberta. This year's Conference will focus on mental health in the workplace with particular attention to the impact and prevention of bullying.
About 50 PSAC members from across the Prairie Region will be gathering in Edmonton this weekend for the Prairies Health & Safety Conference.In response to the growing number of concerns brought forward by members and in response to member supported resolutions from the Prairie Region Convention, the overall theme will deal with Mental Health in the Workplace, with particular attention to the impact and prevention of bullying.