Health, Safety & Wellness

Welcome to the HS&W Site

Our Mandate

"The Health and Safety and Wellness Committee is committed to providing support and resources to Members and their families in order to establish, build and maintain safe and healthy lifestyles."
– Health, Safety and Wellness Committee. 

Health, Safety & Wellness Policy

We the members ef 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, healthy environment, in accordance with Occupational Health & Safety Legislation and Regulations...


UPDATED Health and Safety POLICY 2023 in our constitution.

Our Constitution - CUSW download link. 

NEW Health and Safety Bulletins for 2024 found in our folder documents.


2023 HS&W Conference and 25th Anniversary Kick-off Dinner & Dance
HS&W Conference

Kinder and Better When We’re Together
October 27-28, 2023 - Niagara Falls, ON
This year the Health, Safety and Wellness (HS&W) Committee is proud to come together with the National Social Committee (NSC) to host 2 events – 2023 HS&W Conference and the NSC Dinner & Dance on October 28-29, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls, ON.

The HS&W Committee is pleased to present a dynamic program featuring industry-leading speakers who inspired, informed, and introduced new initiatives to strengthen health and safety within their personal and work lives.

The Conference is open to the first 60 registrants (members). Click on the below link to register your spot now.

More Information on both events can be found on the HS&W Website
Register now

25th Anniversary Kick-off Dinner & Dance
October 28th, 2023 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm
The National Social Committee will kick off the first CUSW 25th Anniversary event this year at the HS&W Conference on the evening October 28th, 2023 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm at Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview.

The Dinner & Dance is open to all CUSW members. Overnight accommodations and dinner for Saturday October 28th will be subsidized and will include dancing, face-painting, costume competition and much more.

Click on the below link to register for the dinner and dance now.

More Information on both events can be found on the HS&W Website
Register now

"5 Minutes of Empathy - Improving Your Mental Health."

We held the annual Health, Safety & Wellness Conference in November 2022. We were thrilled to be back in person after a two-year hiatus, and the numbers showed! We had an amazing turnout, fantastic guest speakers and a true enthusiasm to get back in the same room, with new and familiar faces to discuss issues impacting our health and safety in the workplace. The theme chosen for the 2022 Conference was "5 Minutes of Empathy -Improving your Mental Health" After the challenges over the last couple of years, the Committee realized that not only was mental health high on the priority list, but so is a recognition that we can all play a part in making our workplaces healthier by showing each other empathy and understanding. If you would like to hear what our speakers had to say at the conference, click here to visit CUSW's 2022 HSW Conference YouTube channel.

We would like to remind you of the Health, Safety and Wellness courses, including Health and Safety Representative Certification, on Alliance Learning. COMING SOON - We have been working on an update to CUSW Health & Safety Policy and are just putting the finishing touches on it so we can post it to the website and share it with all CUSW Members. Please visit our HSW Committee Page for updates as we begin planning our next year's Conference! Here are some pictures from the H&S Conference in November 2022.

CUSW Comic Strip