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Event
February 28, 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019 will be the 20th year that workers and allies will gather in Toronto to demand that employers and the government take action toward preventing and properly compensating
Event
May 31, 2018 to June 1, 2018
Once again the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is proud to stand in solidarity with injured workers, the Ontario Network of Injured Workers (ONIWG), other Unions, and the general pub

Tools and Resources

June 11, 2018
What is ergonomics?
April 4, 2017
A health and safety toolkit for OPSEU members facing violence at work in health care generally and mental health facilities in particular.
June 10, 2015
Violence against workers is the direct consequence of an unsafe workplace. Assaults, Threats, Harassment and Abuse. It’s not part of the job!
May 22, 2014
The OPSEU Health and Safety Unit has developed the documents and tools below to assist Joint Health and Safety Committee members and Health and Safety Representatives.

Ebola Hazard Update

Ebola Hazard Update


This Ebola Health Hazard information for OPSEU members is provided to supplement information from Public Health Ontario, Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC), and the Public Health Agency of Canada, and explains your rights under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. OPSEU will provide continuing updates as they become available. Read more...

News

February 1, 2019
Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is raising red flags over the Ford government’s decision to allow online health and safety certification training, saying workers’ safety will be at
December 29, 2018
Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on the Ford government to start 2019 responsibly by freezing plans to further expand sales of alcohol.
December 21, 2018
Toronto – Until this week, Ontario’s most violent correctional institutions had a full-time local union health and safety co-chair.
December 19, 2018
Bayshore Broadcasting in Penetanguishene is reporting on OPSEU's call for the resignation of senior managers at Waypoint Cen
July 13, 2018
On July 4, 2018, OPSEU Local 500 held a Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)/union barbecue, where local president Nancy Pridham, Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Local 054 president Dani
May 31, 2018
Ontario needs to do so much more to rally behind injured workers in this province and fight for better benefits.
April 27, 2018
On behalf of the Executive Board, we are honoured to pay tribute to the thousands of Ontario workers – and workers everywhere – who have been injured or lost their lives on the job.
February 23, 2018
Work should not hurt. Join us in Toronto on February 28, 2018 for the 19th Annual Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day event.
January 22, 2018
On January 1, two new laws took effect in Ontario, ushering in important changes for all workers.
December 12, 2017
The All Chairs Committee of the OPSEU Broader Public Service (BPS) has reached its goal of raising $10,000 to donate to United by Trauma, an organization devot
December 12, 2017
Toronto – Health and safety activists for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) are celebrating a win for workers after the Liberal government at Queen’s Park dropped its plan to weake