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Health and Safety

August 29, 2013 - 12:00am •
With all the recent changes in health and safety, it’s a great time to reflect on some of the issues PSAC has been pushing forward. For some, this may be new information. For others, it will be a review or an inspiration to keep pushing forward to ensure our members return home safe and healthy.
April 24, 2013 - 12:00am •
The official day of mourning will soon be upon us.  On this day, we are reminded of the grim statistics of workers who have died or been injured in Canadian workplaces.  Still many more have been discouraged or prevented from claiming compensation they were entitled to.  We also remember the fact that these numbers are real people with real families. 
April 4, 2013 - 5:15pm •
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.
March 11, 2013 - 12:17pm •
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.
March 11, 2013 - 12:00am •
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.
March 7, 2013 - 6:45pm •
If you agree that you have to right to know if asbestos is present in your school, hospital or daycare, please sign this petition and share it with others.
January 2, 2013 - 12:11pm •
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.
January 2, 2013 - 12:00am •
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. 
November 28, 2012 - 1:47pm •
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.
November 17, 2012 - 3:02pm •
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.  


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