Unifor has launched a hub for member information about the pandemic at unifor.org/COVID19 and encourages members to check the site regularly for updates.
The Unifor Health, Safety and Environment department is responsible for the content of health and safety training programs, campaigns for better laws and enforcement, provides information on workplace substances and programs to eliminate and control hazardous workplace conditions.
Repetitive Strain Injury Day
Repetitive Strain Injury Day this year falls on February 28, a day to mark the importance of proper workspaces and ergonomic equipment. With many people working from home due to the pandemic, the issue has taken on a new dimension in 2021.
Please read this year’s statement on Repetitive Strain Injury Day, and check out the factsheets on preventing RSI:
- Unifor RSI Day Statement 2021
- Protecting your back
- Protecting your hands, wrists and arms
- Protecting your shoulders
- Protecting your feet
- Working on your feet
April 28 National Day of Mourning
This is our 37th year of observing April 28 as the National Day of Mourning to remember and honour those workers who have died or who have been injured on the job.
On April 28 at 7pm ET, Unifor will be holding an online commemoration for the 18 members lost to work-related incidents or COVID-19 in the past year. You can register for the event below.
You can also download a Zoom background here for use at that ceremony, or with any other Day of Mourning events you are attending, below.
Day of Mourning 2021:
- Register for the April 28 online commemoration here.
- Download the Day of Mourning Zoom background here.
- View our Statement on the Day of Mourning here.
- Download the Day of Mourning Shareable here.
- Watch the In Memoriam video here.
- Watch the full Day of Mourning video here.
Bud Jimmerfield Award
The deadline to nominate a member for the Bud Jimmerfield award is Thursday, September 30, 2021. The recipient must demonstrate strong leadership and a proven commitment to prevent future occupational diseases, deaths, and injuries, be a current Unifor member and be nominated by their Local union leadership or Local unit/workplace leadership.
GE Canada Advisory Committee Report
Executive summary of the report click here
Full report click here
To read Unifor’s media release regarding the report click here
- Accident and Incident Investigation
- Climate Change and Our Jobs
- Environment Community
- Introduction to Ergonomics
- Health and Safety (one week course)
- Health and Safety 101
- Health and Safety for Federal workers
- Health and Safety for Provincial workers
- Health and Safety for Women
- Stress - the Workplace Hazard
- Toxic Substances in the Workplace
- Workplace Bullying - an Occupational Hazard