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Health and Safety

If you are interested in getting involved with Health and Safety issues in BC or would like more information about H&S in the BC Region, send us an email. The BC Regional Council Health and Safety Coordinator is Linda Harding and James Little is the PSAC staff person with the H&S portfolio in BC. Scroll down this page for H&S related information and and news.

April 27, 2016 - 9:35am •
On the National Day of Mourning, the Public Service Alliance of Canada pays homage to all workers injured on the job and who have lost their lives due to unsafe and dangerous working conditions. We honour workers like brother Peter Kennedy, who died soon after the 2009 boiler explosion at a Public Works heating plant, and brother Howard Willems, who passed away in 2012 through exposure to asbestos on the job. Brother Willems successfully lobbied for the introduction of legislation requiring all buildings in Saskatchewan containing asbestos to be reported in a public registry
April 11, 2016 - 11:31am •
After years of campaigning by the PSAC and other unions, we applaud the recent decision by Public Services and Procurement Canada to ban the use of asbestos in all new construction and renovation projects effective April 1, 2016. That includes buildings at the design phase.
January 20, 2016 - 10:10am •
This two-day national event will bring together subject experts, workers, employers, and governments to share their knowledge and experience around current and emerging health and safety issues. Visit  www.ccohs.ca for more information. PSAC BC has subsidies available to attend the forum - contact James Little for more information.  
January 6, 2016 - 9:54am •
PSAC produces a wide variety of toolkits, booklets and resource guides for activists and Locals. We have collected them here as a resource for members. If you would like a printed copy of any of these materials, contact your regional office or PSAC Representative. updated January 2016 with the Guide To Involving Young Workers (2016 revised version)
December 8, 2015 - 9:29am •
PSAC's "Stop workplace violence" content aims to raise awareness about workplace violence and bullying in the workplace. The following are concrete tools for workers and union leaders to identify and address workplace violence:
November 19, 2015 - 2:25pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the November 2015 Regional Council meeting. The 2015-04-10,11,12 Regional Council meeting minutes is a large file (~9MB) and is available here at dropbox.
September 30, 2015 - 3:42pm •
A new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives study entitled Waiting to Happen: Why we need major changes to the health and safety regime in federally regulated workplaces was released today. The study reveals that the health and safety of over a million workers in the federal government and other federally-regulated workplaces is at risk. 

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Upcoming Health and Safety Events

BRUSH (Health & Safety) Committee meeting July 27, 2016 • Vancouver
Health and Safety – Canada Labour Code Pt II September 17, 2016 • Kelowna
Health and Safety Activism October 1, 2016 • Abbotsford
PSAC National Health and Safety Conference November 18, 2016 • Montreal

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