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Health and Safety

If you are interested in getting involved with the Health and Safety issues in BC, email James Little in the Victoria Regional Office. This is a collection of all the H&S related information and posts on the website.

The BC Regional Council Health and Safety Coordinator is Linda Harding.

February 6, 2015 - 9:50am •
The 2014 Public Service Employee Survey released yesterday continues to demonstrate the negative impact of public service cuts. The survey results also raise major concerns about the continuing problems of harassment and poor mental health in the public service. Despite these problems, most public service workers are committed to doing a good job.
February 5, 2015 - 1:32pm •
The Programs Section of the PSAC and the PSAC Education Program are launching an on-line version of the Fighting for our Lives; Bill C-4 and Health and Safety course. Visit  - http://psacunion.ca/online-learning  - to access it via the on-line learning section of the national website. It is anticipated the course will take 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and it is set up in such a way that you can leave the course and return to it as you choose or as time allows.The objectives of the course:
February 3, 2015 - 12:00am •
January 12, 2015 - 11:33am •
As Canadians, when we go to work every day, ride the train, fly in a plane, or enjoy our natural environment, how do we know we are safe and secure? Because behind the scenes, public service workers across this country – like airline and train safety inspectors, accident inspectors, counter-terrorism specialists, flood forecasters and many others — make sure of it.  These workers - members of the Technical Services Group – have one important thing on their mind every day: the safety and security of all Canadians.  
December 18, 2014 - 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.
November 28, 2014 - 10:57am •
(Ottawa) Domestic violence is following people to work, has a significant impact on performance, and is in some cases resulting in job loss, according to survey results released by the labour movement and Western University today.
November 28, 2014 - 9:31am •
The Federal Court has allowed the PSAC’s judicial review application in a case involving workplace harassment.Abel Akon, a PSAC member and employee of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), alleged that his employer engaged in favoritism and that he was harassed, humiliated, belittled and treated with disrespect by his supervisor.  Subsequently, Akon filed a complaint under Regulation 20 of the Canada Labour Code.
November 6, 2014 - 10:35am •
The new definition of ‘danger’ and other harmful changes to Canada Labour Code rules on health and safety brought about in Bill C-4 came into effect Oct. 31, 2014.
November 3, 2014 - 1:12pm •
Are you a Health and Safety rep or member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee in your workplace on behalf of your PSAC local who has already taken a previous Health and Safety CLC Part II course?
October 28, 2014 - 9:44am •
No one should face a choice between going to work sick or losing pay. Sign the pledge today!

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Creating Respectful Workplaces April 11, 2015 • Prince George
Health & Safety Activism (note date change) April 18, 2015 • Kelowna

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