Did you know it is a provincial requirement in Saskatchewan for every work site to have an Occupational Health Committee (OHC)? The OHC is the process for the Employer and Employees to work together to resolve health and safety concerns.
Workload is an Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) issue: At SEIU-West, we know our members face unsafe staffing levels regularly. And we know these insufficient staffing levels contribute to unsafe environments for both staff and those requiring care. That’s why your SEIU-West bargaining team has prioritized workload issues and we are hopeful these efforts will lead to better processes for addressing our heavy workloads.
In the meantime, we are hopeful we can strengthen our OHC’s and ensure every member knows their rights. In order to do so, we need your help:
- First, read this OHC Fact Sheet – it contains a lot of important information, including your OH&S rights, the role of the OHC, and provincial requirements around OHC
- Second, post the OHC Fact sheet to your union bulletin board
- Finally, send an email if you currently sit on your Unit’s OHC to firstname.lastname@example.org - we will follow-up with further information!