April 13 - 14, 2019
These series of workshops are designed to provide health and safety basics and develop core skills, support participants to think about the different ways health and safety connects to human rights in our union and our community, and to deal with specific workplace hazards and methods for removing them from the workplace.
HS - Making Committees Work
Apr 13, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm) (2 spaces available)
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 - Identifying and Documenting Hazards
Apr 13, 2019 (1:00pm-4:00pm) (2 spaces available)
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 - Understanding Mental Injuries at Work
Apr 14, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm) (2 spaces available)
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.
Mar 29, 2019
CUPE Sydney Area office
500 George Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia
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.
Jessica (Jessica) Scott