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May 11, 2016 to May 12, 2016
From 1943 to 1980, thousands of mine workers in Ontario were forced to breathe in an aluminum dust as a condition of employment. Mining companies hoped “McIntyre powder” would prevent silicosis.
Event
April 28, 2016
On April 28, Day of Mourning, join one of the ceremonies across the Ontario. Pause a moment to honour lives forever changed, and renew your commitment to workplace health and safety.

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

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.
April 15, 2016
Penetanguishene – The union local at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health is outraged over a series of Ministry of Labour (MoL) orders issued yesterday in the wake of a violent attack that injured fou
April 7, 2016
There are clearly huge safety and security problems at the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care in Penetanguishene, particularly in its $474-million Atrium building, which has housed the most dan
April 6, 2016
Toronto – Two top Ontario cabinet ministers must take the blame for a violent attack that badly injured four staff at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care in Penetanguishene, the President of the
March 8, 2016
Responding to PTSD by supporting our first responders