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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 Sharon Barbour 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 25, 2012 - 10:13am •
Familiar with “Blue Mondays”?  What about anxious, stressed or empty Mondays?
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am •
Here are the Regional Council reports presented at the March 2012 RC meeting, as well as the Council Committee Terms of Reference and the meeting minutes.
December 13, 2011 - 11:51am •
update: The application deadline has been extended to January 13, 2012The BC Regional Union Safety and Health Committee (BRUSH) is happy to host the
December 12, 2011 - 11:20am •
Here are the Regional Council Members reports presented at the October 2011 RC meeting and the minutes of the April 2011 meeting.
December 9, 2011 - 4:37pm •
Here are the Regional Council Members reports presented at the October 2011 RC meeting and the minutes of the April 2011 meeting.
November 3, 2011 - 11:06am •
Every three years, the PSAC holds its Triennial National Convention, where delegates from across the union come together, debate issues and set direction for the Union for the next three years.We will be doing something new at the PSAC 2012 Convention: for the first time, delegates will have the opportunity to debate and adopt a “Members’ Plan”.The plan is designed to set the direction for the Union for the next three years.
August 30, 2011 - 3:40pm •
The Canadian Human Rights Act recognizes environmental sensitivities as a disability, therefore, they must be considered as any other medical condition. More and more employees report having adverse reactions to substances commonly found in the workplace environment.  Products such as perfumes, certain foods, certain cleaning or latex products, can trigger reactions in some people from mild to serious.
August 8, 2011 - 3:52pm •
The 2012 BC Regional Health & Safety Conference has been tentatively scheduled for February 24-26, 2012 in Vancouver. We are currently seeking members who are willing to play a leading role in the organization of the 2012 H&S Conference.  The organizing team will work closely with James Little and myself and will be expected to provide their services up to and during the conference. If you wish to join us on the organizing committee please review the following for instructions on our criteria and application process.
June 29, 2011 - 10:33am •
Did you know that your perfume may be making some people sick? There is a dramatic increase in people who are made sick by fragrances because so many products are now scented. Chemical fragrances are present in most soaps, shampoos and other hair products, cosmetics, deodorants, suntan lotion, aftershaves, colognes and lip balms to name a few. Sometimes even products marked as “unscented” are falsely labeled and actually contain toxic fragrances.
May 11, 2011 - 8:49am •
Here’s an interesting article relating to workplace bullying which was posted in the Toronto Star last November. The reporter is Janis Foord Kirk.Getting stepped on at work“She loved the work at first, ” a worried husband confides. “But now she drags herself in every day. A couple of people who’ve worked there for years seem to have it in for her. I can’t believe some of their antics. “Is this workplace bullying?” he asks. “And if it is, what can she do about it?”


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