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October 17, 2016 to October 18, 2016
From Knowledge to Action - Violence in Healthcare and Mental Health Facilities
June 1, 2016
Stop the cuts to workers' compensation! Rally for justice for injured workers!

Tools and Resources

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!
October 23, 2014
Links to tools provided by Public Health Ontario:
October 23, 2014
The MOL has written orders in at least 12 hospitals and in 2 EMS services. Orders include:
October 23, 2014
Links to currrent orders from the Ministry of Labour:
October 23, 2014
For additional information, visit our Ebola Health Hazard Information page.
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...


January 19, 2017
Ambulance dispatchers say they're getting electrical jolts through their headsets
January 18, 2017
Hamilton – The President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is demanding immediate action in the wake of a series of severe electric shocks sustained by ambulance dispatch staff
December 7, 2016
Staff shortages and new rules around segregation are just two of the reasons violence in Ontario jails is "out of control," OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says.
December 2, 2016
OPSEU Region 1 Regional Vice-President Len Elliott wasted no time Thursday when he told MPPs what to do with proposed changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act: scrap them entirely.
November 28, 2016
Toronto – The provincial government’s budget bill is set to help employers dodge workplace safety inspections and put workers in danger right across the province, the union representing Ontario’s o
November 22, 2016
This health and safety message is for all OPSEU members working at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. Dear friends:
September 8, 2016
Important amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act regarding sexual harassment take effect today, September 8.
May 20, 2016
New provincial legislation and new rules from the Ministry of Labour are changing the work of occupational health and safety activists.
April 28, 2016
Toronto – OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida addressed staff at the Union’s head office today to mark the National Day of Mourning.
April 25, 2016
A message from the OPSEU Health and Safety Unit
April 22, 2016
Toronto – The Ontario Public Service Employees Union begins a one-week ad campaign on more than 65 radio stations today to draw attention to workplace safety across the province.