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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.

January 15, 2013 - 9:45am •
Media coverage of the recent meat recall at XL Foods Inc. in Brooks, Alberta has focused primarily on public food safety. Justifiably so, considering that the meat processed by XL Foods is shipped to more than a dozen countries. But little has been said or heard about the invisible, voiceless workers — many of whom are temporary and foreign — toiling behind the walls of the plant.
January 14, 2013 - 1:01pm •
The 2013 PSAC National Health and Safety Conference will be held April 12 to 14, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel in Montréal, Québec under the theme “Mental Health at Work – We Are All Affected.”More information and online registration at the national website.
November 20, 2012 - 2:12pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports presented at the November 2012 Regional Council meeting, as well as the Council Committee Terms of Reference and the meeting minutes.
November 9, 2012 - 12:49pm •
PSAC members are mourning the loss of a colleague, friend and brother, with the passing of Brother Howard Willems Thursday afternoon.Howard worked as an inspector with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for more than 30 years before retiring in early 2012. His involvement with PSAC spanned decades and included co-charing Local and Regional Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Committees, and sitting on CFIA’s National OHS Policy Committee.
October 12, 2012 - 3:43pm •
The next BRUSH (Health & Safety) Committee meeting will feature mental health in the workplace as one of their discussion topics. To find out more about regional health & safety initiatives, email LittleJ@psac-afpc.com or call the Victoria RO at (250) 953-1050. Mental Health Matters!
October 2, 2012 - 10:28am •
Ottawa-Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, as well as several other ministers will make announcements today across the country with regards to the Red Tape Reduction Commission.Made up of corporations and lobby groups, this partisan commission is seeking to reduce regulatory compliance instead of focusing on keeping Canadians safe from harm.
September 17, 2012 - 10:54am •
Have you wanted to find out more about the chemicals you’re exposed to but don’t know when you’d fit doing research in between putting a full day at work and the picking up your kids from school? Or have you tried to do research but couldn’t make heads or tails of the confusing—and sometimes contradictory—science out there? 
September 12, 2012 - 2:38pm •
Another in the series of videos we're producing on H&S. This time: Why Is H&S Important? Stay tuned for more!
August 27, 2012 - 2:57pm •
It’s up for discussion in BC – and many other places. Employers, supervisors, and workers in BC are invited to share their views on a discussion paper and proposed new OHS policies regarding workplace bullying and harassment, published by WorkSafeBCBC employers, supervisors, and employees in all industries are asked to share comments in support for – or disagreement with – the new policy.
July 17, 2012 - 11:14am •
Meet James Little and Sam Wiese - they help coordinate Health & Safety related initiatives in the BC Region. This is the first of a series of short videos we'll be producing featuring H&S, and the PSAC BC Regional Health & Safety Committee - stay tuned for more!

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