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Health and Safety

November 9, 2012 - 12:05am •
PSAC members are mourning the loss of a colleague, friend and brother, with the passing of Brother Howard Willems Thursday afternoon.
November 9, 2012 - 12:03am •
SADAO recently launched “Public Enemy!” a postcard campaign calling on the government to create a publicly accessible registry of all schools, and public and commercial buildings that contain asbestos, and the condition of asbestos within those buildings.
November 1, 2012 - 11:34am •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada stands behind Saskatchewan’s Official Opposition as they prepare to introduce a private member’s bill to create an asbestos registry of all public buildings under the Public Health Act.
August 14, 2012 - 1:27pm •
The 2012 Prairie Regional Health and Safety Conference is coming up quickly on November 17-18 in Edmonton, Alberta.  Plans are well under way and we are looking forward to a meaningful, productive and very successful conference. Please note that the application deadline is September 20, 2012.
May 31, 2012 - 4:49pm •
Dear Sisters and BrothersYour Prairie Region Council Health and Safety Committee (Brothers Clint Wirth, Manitoba and Alec Goertzen, Alberta along with Sister Nancy Johnson, Saskatchewan) have been working hard on plans for your upcoming Regional Health and Safety Conference.  Along with your Regional Executive Vice-President (Sister Marianne Hladun) and your Regional Representative Health and Safety (Brother Bruce Campbell), we are happy to report on progress in this endeavour.
April 19, 2012 - 12:00am •
On April 28, the National Day of Mourning, we commemorate workers whose lives have been lost at work and those who have been injured in the workplace.
March 29, 2012 - 10:28pm •
Howard Willem, long-time PSAC member and activistm, was diagnosed with with mesothelioma (an asbestos related cancer of the lungs) and is leading the fight for safe workplaces and the banning of asbestos exportation in Canada.
February 13, 2012 - 12:19pm •
Fatal Deception, a recently aired CBC documentary, looks into the asbestos industry and the harmful health effects of the mineral. It highlights how the industry and government have been lying to Canadians. The documentary asks, "Is the federal government relying on junk science to justify its support for re-opening asbestos mines in Quebec?"
January 17, 2012 - 12:00am •
Dear Brothers & Sisters,Together, we accomplished much to improve food safety in 2011. Thanks to you and thousands of others who have intervened, Ottawa made improvements to food safety and continued to address the chronic shortage of inspectors last year.But much of this progress is now threatened.
November 30, 2011 - 12:00am •
PSAC member Howard Willems writes an open letter to all Conservative MPs and national media regarding the Conservative government's asbestos policy and exporting of asbestos to developing Southeast Asian countries.


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