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Health & Safety (PHS)


5 Days

This is a hands-on course that members and Health & Safety representatives will find invaluable in the work they do on behalf of working people.  Through exercises such as workplace and body mapping and job safety analysis, participants discuss the causes and solutions to the hazardous working conditions they face.  Participants learn about regulations and legislation and visit worker friendly internet sites to gain a better understanding of members’ rights in provincial and federal jurisdictions. Strategies for legal action and mobilization are discussed using actual case studies from Unifor workplaces and community based campaigns (e.g. prevent cancer, machine guarding and lockout, violence in the workplace, repetitive strain, etc.).  Participants learn how to resolve issues at joint union-management meetings by drafting recommendations at a union caucus and presenting them at a joint committee meeting.  This course includes a striking display of photographs, music, videos and quotes commemorating the history of workers’ struggles for safe and healthy workplaces.