Preventing Mental Injury at Work, Violence Prevention in the Workplace, Ergonomics
Nov 25, 2017 to Nov 26, 2017
Local 1883, 451 Ottawa Street S., Kitchener. Parking is available at the adjacent lot of the Concordia Club
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm & Sunday 9 am - 12 pm

Preventing Mental Injury at Work

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.

Violence Prevention in the Workplace

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.


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.

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.

Registration fee is $40 and includes material and light lunch. Please make cheques payable to the “Central Western Ontario District Council” and mail to: 2790 Hergott Road, Box 374, St. Clements, ON N0B 2M0. Please note: there is a parking fee of $5 per vehicle payable upon arrival at the University.

Please provide in writing by the registration deadline to Collette Calvelli ( your cancellation request. Please ensure you provide your local number, address and contact numbers.

Note: this workshop is subject to cancellation due to low registration or other reasons.