The Unifor Health, Safety and Environment department is responsible for the content of health and safety training programs, campaigns for better laws and enforcement, provides information on workplace substances and programs to eliminate and control hazardous workplace conditions.
April 28 National Day of Mourning
This is our 34th year of observing April 28 as the National Day of Mourning to remember and honour those workers who have died or who have been injured on the job.
As we reflect on the importance of the Day, we pause to keep our three Unifor brothers who lost their lives at work last year, in our thoughts.
Our fallen members since last Day of Mourning 2017:
Adam Bowden, L.112 Toromont - January 30, 2018
Eric Labelle, L.8284 Expertech - July 4, 2017
James G. Macleod, L.10-B Domtar Pulp Mill - June 29, 2017
Bud Jimmerfield Award
The deadline to nominate a member for the Bud Jimmerfield award is Friday, March 29, 2019. The recipient must demonstrate strong leadership and a proven commitment to prevent future occupational diseases, deaths, and injuries, be a current Unifor member and be nominated by their Local union leadership or Local unit/workplace leadership.
GE Canada Advisory Committee Report
Executive summary of the report click here
Full report click here
To read Unifor’s media release regarding the report click here
- Accident and Incident Investigation
- Climate Change and Our Jobs
- Environment Workplace
- Environment Community
- Introduction to Ergonomics
- Health and Safety (one week course)
- Health and Safety 101
- Health and Safety for Federal workers
- Health and Safety for Provincial workers
- Health and Safety for Women
- Stress - the Workplace Hazard
- Toxic Substances in the Workplace
- Workplace Bullying - an Occupational Hazard
Materials and publications