Occupational Health and Safety

28 Apr 2016

“On April 28, we join with our sisters and brothers and neighbours and friends in mourning for those who have lost their lives through workplace-related events. Then, we once again roll up our sleeves and fight to protect the health and safety of the living.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

05 Feb 2015

“Even though they work in an often hostile environment, they shouldn’t have to fear for their safety at work.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.

19 Aug 2016

"The government needs to take some responsibility and impose uniform safety regulations – not to mention eligibility for WSIB — from one end of the province to the other." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU

11 Aug 2016

The collapse of the Heron Road Bridge remains one of the single largest construction workplace disasters in Ontario and one of the biggest in North America. On that fateful afternoon, nine workers lost their lives, more than sixty were injured altering numerous lives forever.

26 Jul 2016

"These workers are telling their stories because they fear someone is going to get killed at work. How much more blood needs to be spilled before they are heard?” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

22 Jul 2016

The Ontario government's introduction of the Social Asisstance Managment System has created a serious health crisis among workers, report shows.

21 Jul 2016

The Health Sciences Association of Alberta encourages its members to attend this conference.       

19 Jul 2016

“This is a symptom of a massive, systemic management problem around violence and psychological safety we see in mental health care." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

18 Jul 2016

“Asking nurses to do double-duty as security personnel runs contrary to the philosophy that there should be a therapeutic relationship between patient and caregiver." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

12 Jul 2016

“We are committed to getting these stories out in the open so people can understand what’s going on inside Waypoint.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU

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