Health and safety

It is the employer's responsibility to provide a health and safe workplace. But union activists and leaders have to ensure their employer fulfils their health and safety obligations in legislation and our collective agreements. These pages are to help PSAC activists ensure members not only enjoy their rights but also know when their rights are being violated.

A canary in a cage, symbolizing the proverbial "canary in a coal mine", since canaries used to be used to gauge air quality for mine workers.

Historically, canaries were used to gauge air quality for mine workers. Now, we take a number of precautions to ensure the health and safety of workers in various work environments.