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February 11 - 15, 2019



Building a Strong Foundation

Health and Safety - An Introduction
February 11 (9:00am) - 12, 2019 (12:00pm)

This course serves as an introduction into the world of health and safety and explores different basic concepts such as: • Identification of hazards; • Hierarchy of controls; • The basic role of health and safety committees; • Basics on the right to refuse. NOTE: See more Health and Safety courses in the Health and Safety Learning Series.

HS - Violence Prevention
Feb 12, 2019 (12:00pm-4:00pm)

This module examines the risk factors that lead to violence in the workplace, and the employer’s obligations to prevent workers from being exposed to and injured by violence while at work. We examine relevant health and safety law, and start to develop strategies to make our workplaces safer.

HS - Basics of Incident Investigations
Feb 13, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Learn how to identify root causes of workplace incidents, injuries, and diseases, common routes of entry of toxic substances, and your role in the investigation process.

HS - Ergonomics
Feb 13, 2019 (12:00pm-4:00pm)

This module looks at the musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace, such as strains or carpal tunnel syndrome, the risk factors, and the employers’ obligations to prevent these types of injuries.

HS - Identifying and Documenting Hazards
Feb 14, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)

In this module, you will learn techniques for identifying hazards, such as body maps, surveys and inspections. You will also develop a methodology for dealing with the hazards you find.

HS - Law and Orders
Feb 14, 2019 (12:00pm-4:00pm)

This module covers the basic origins of health and safety law, how to find, read and interpret relevant section of law and highlights some of the more important aspects of the specific health and safety law that applies to you.

HS - Making Committees Work
Feb 15, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)

This module explores the structure, role and function of health and safety committees, their strengths and limitations, and how they can best work within the legislative framework, and within our union.

HS - Understanding Mental Injuries at Work
Feb 15, 2019 (12:00pm-4:00pm)

New forms of work, job insecurity, work intensification, high demands, violence and a resulting poor work-life balance are resulting in psychosocial and mental health problems in CUPE workplaces. This module focuses on the workplace as the cause of mental health issues, and not the individual. Discuss strategies and actions that actually help make workplaces psychologically healthier and safer.

Jan 28, 2019

La Place Rendez-Vous
1201 Idylwild Drive
Fort Frances, Ontario

Affiliate: $250
Non-affiliate: $275

Your registration is not final until payment is received. If payment is not received within 7 days, your seat will be released.
Please make cheques payable to: Northwestern Ontario CUPE Council
Mail payment to: CUPE Lakehead Area Office
1159 Alloy Drive 2nd floor Suite 200
Thunder Bay ON
P7B 6M8

Please note that this workshop may be cancelled due to low registration or other reasons.

Send your cancellation request in writing with your local number, address and telephone number by the registration deadline to:

In response to the health concerns of our members and staff, CUPE has implemented a Scent-Free Policy at all of our workshops. Scented products such as hair spray, perfume and deodorant can trigger reactions such as respiratory distress and headaches. Facilitators and participants are asked to refrain from using scented products while attending our workshops and meetings. Thank you for your cooperation.

Karen (Karen) Desgagne

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