Constitution of The Canadian Union of Skilled Workers

Amended: Sixth Convention of the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers
April 14 & 15, 2018


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POLICIES - Health, Safety & Wellness



Authority: Health, Safety & Wellness Committee
Date: April 28, 2012

We, the members of the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers are committed to maintaining a safe workplace for all of our members.

We recognize that all members have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment, in accordance with Occupational Health & Safety Legislation and Regulations.

We shall exercise our right to participate, our right to know, our right to refuse unsafe work and if necessary our right to stop work in dangerous circumstances.

We will maintain a safe and positive environment through our actions and attitudes, and promote this position through good example.

Our Union members will make every effort to eliminate the hazards that cause accidents and injuries.

No task is so important, precisely scheduled, or tightly budgeted that we cannot take the time to do our work in a safe manner.

We believe:

  • That everyone has the right to go home safe everyday‚
  • Reporting hazards is our responsibility‚
  • That we must take a proactive approach towards Health, Safety & Wellness
  • We own our safety culture

Disregard or willful violations of this Policy by Members will be subject to our Constitution and Policies.