Health & Safety

Working in the Heat

While summer has been late to arrive in many regions, some have already experienced heat waves, and it is very likely that more will occur again this year. Find out about the dangers posed by heatwaves. Take the necessary precautions and encourage your brothers and sisters to do the same. Take Precautions Slow down. Your…

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Holiday Season and Overburdening

Brothers & Sisters, The holiday season is upon us once again. This is the busiest time of the year in terms of workload, as parcel and Admail volumes are at their highest in the weeks leading up to the holidays. While your employer alleges it takes your health and safety seriously, you are the one…

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It’s Time To Reduce Injuries and Improve Working Conditions

In 2009, when Canada Post began introducing Postal Transformation, management proclaimed that the new work methods would result in a dramatic reduction in injuries. For many years CPC management congratulated itself for injury reduction and rewarded themselves with financial bonuses while hiding the fact that injuries to letter carriers actually increased. Read more (PDF)

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The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

This article is from the Canadian Labour Congress website: The Mental Health Commission of Canada’s 2012 report Changing Directions-Changing Lives: the Mental Health Strategy for Canada recommended the wide adoption of psychological health and safety standards in Canadian workplaces. The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) worked with the CSA and the Bureau de normalisation…

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Hurting? Had enough stress and overwork? We can change things

Is your workload unmanageable? Do you suffer from work-related stress? Is your work causing physical and emotional stress? A lifetime of overwork and under appreciation is neither acceptable nor sustainable. It’s time to make a change. We need talk about overwork and overburdening and all the stresses that come with it. Read More (PDF)

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