Worker Safety

Mission:

The mission of the SEIU-West Worker Safety Committee is to create strategies and programs that broaden the awareness of safety for all SEIU West members.  We will strive to be a knowledgeable resource for SEIU West Staff and the Executive and  to offer education and support for our members on matters relating to Occupational Health and Safety.

Committee Co-Chairs:

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Tracy Hoobonoff, Unit Clerk – Royal University Hospital (RUH) – 306-655-0704

Bob Rowe, Housekeeper – Royal University Hospital (RUH) – 306-261-9230

Recording Secretary:

Marj Markwart, Food Service Worker – St. Paul’s Hospital (Saskatoon) – 306-380-3990

Committee Members:

Maureen Jackiw, Southeast Cornerstone Public School Division

Wendi Klughart, Direct Support Worker (Keyworker) – Prince Albert Group Home Society – 306-930-6204

Melanie Olson, SPD Instrument Worker – Saskatoon City Hospital – 306-270-0840

Brian Sawchyn, Cheshire Homes (Saskatoon)

Bev Sopczak, Larson House (Saskatoon)

Kim Wyatt, Royal University Hospital (RUH)

Worker Safety Conference: Apply Now!

The Worker Safety Committee (WSC) will be holding its second annual SEIU-West Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) conference!

Submission: Workers’ Compensation Board Governance and Appeals Consultation Process

SEIU-West recognizes the importance of continually seeking to improve the governance and appeals processes of the Workers’ Compensation Board. Yet the pursuit of improvement must be driven above all by the needs of the injured worker: to count as an improvement, changes in WCB structures or processes must smooth the injured worker’s access to much needed benefits, by ensuring that the appeal process is as comprehensible and timely as possible.

Join an SEIU-West Committee: Deadline Fast Approaching!

SEIU-West Committees keep us at the forefront of the Labour movement in Canada, and provide an excellent opportunity for members to learn from each other. Committee members serve for two years, and we have now approached the end of a two-year term so we are requesting SEIU-West members and all current committee members to submit their Expressions of Interest should they wish to serve or remain on committees.

Join an SEIU-West Committee!

SEIU-West Committees keep us at the forefront of the Labour movement in Canada, and provide an excellent opportunity for members to learn from each other. Committee members serve for two years, and we have now approached the end of a two-year term so we are requesting SEIU-West members and all current committee members to submit their Expressions of Interest should they wish to serve or remain on committees.

WCB Board of Review submission

Here is a copy of SEIU-West’s submission to the Workers Compensation Board Committee of Review, submitted November 16, 2015. SEIU-West Submission to CoR November 2015 – FINAL Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share …

Stand For Safety – Learn and Participate in the Worker Safety Contest!

SEIU-West is committed to the fight for safe and healthy work and will continue to educate workers on OH&S issues. We persist in lobbying our government for improvements and demand involvement in any changes to legislation that affects workers.

Worker Safety Conference

The Worker Safety Committee (WSC) will be holding it’s first ever SEIU-West Occupational Health and Safety conference!

2016 SFL OH&S Conference

The SEIU-West Worker Safety Committee is pleased to sponsor six delegates to attend the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Conference being held in Regina at the Delta Regina in September. Though preference will be given to …

Occupational Health and Safety Week: Quiz

April 28th, the National Day of Mourning is rooted in the values of the labour movement; it was created 31 years ago by working people in their constant fight for decent, safe working conditions. It was the struggles of organized labour that helped us obtain laws and protections to help make workplaces safe. Enter the quiz below for your chance to win our Occupational Health and Safety Quiz: National Day of Mourning. Please send your completed quiz to Tracy Hoobinoff and Bob Rowe – Worker Safety Committee Co-chairs by fax to 306-652-1392 or by email to kelly.harrington@seiuwest.ca by Monday May 2, 2016 to be entered into a draw for some fantastic prizes!

Day of Mourning: Howard’s Story – An Interview With Jesse Todd

One of the demands that the labour movement has called for is to ensure a national registry of buildings known to contain asbestos. Here in Saskatchewan, Jesse Todd helped to make sure this registry legislation passed. He is also the keynote speaker for the Saskatoon & District Labour Council’s Day of Mourning Event. SEIU-West is happy to share an interview with Jesse Todd in the days leading up to the Day of Mourning.

Answer these three questions for your chance to win a fully stocked Emergency Winter Road Kit!

Fall is here and before you know it we will be facing winter driving conditions again. Now is the time check your winter driving emergency kits and make sure they’re stocked and ready. Read the following safety information and then …

Get Involved with the upcoming Worker’s Compensation Act Committee of Review Hearings

SEIU-West will be presenting a submission  to the upcoming Worker’s Compensation Act Committee of Review Hearings on November 16 in Regina at 10:45 am. Karman Kawchuk, Janice Platzke, and our SEIU-West Worker Safety Committee  Co-chairs, Bob Rowe and Tracy Hoobonoff, …

Register now for the Occupational Health & Safety Conference

The SEIU-West Worker Safety Committee is pleased to sponsor five delegates to attend the Saskatechewan Federation of Labour (SFL) Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Conference being held in Saskatoon at the Radisson in September.

An Open Letter to Don Morgan – Reinstate Marg Romanow to Saskatchewan’s Workers’ Compensation Board!

Dear Minister Morgan,

I write to you today to share my disappointment in learning of your decision to discontinue the appointment of Marh Romanow, the current…..

National Day of Mourning Quiz Winners

Thank you to all of our members who participated in our Occupational Health and Safety Quiz which was sponsored by your SEIU-West Worker Safety Committee.  The quiz was designed to raise the awareness around April 28th the Annual Day of …

Day of Mourning – Labour Council events around the province

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Enter the SEIU-West Worker Safety Committee Contest in Recognition of the Day of Mourning

The National Day of Mourning on April 28th is rooted in the values of the labour movement. Created 30 years ago, it was the struggles of working people that helped us to obtain laws and protections towards making workplaces safer. …

UPDATED: Just the Facts: Summary Offence Ticketing (SOTs) – Starting July 1, 2014

For a printable PDF of this post, click on the link below: Poster: Just the Facts Summary Offence Ticketing (SOTs) – June 4, 2014 Are you aware that the Provincial Government plans to change the way that safety legislation is enforced …

North American Occupational Health and Safety (NAOSH) Week

About NAOSH Week: This week is designated to recognize and celebrate Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) in our workplaces. It was first observed in 1997 between Canada, Mexico and the United States – Canada had already been observing safety week …

Day of Mourning Quiz Results

In an effort to ensure that SEIU-West members remain the most well-informed union members in Saskatchewan, the Worker Safety Committee ran a contest about the National Day of Mourning and the role of their workplace Occupational Health and Safety committee. …