FIQ (Fédération Interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec)

“Being proactive is key”

The 3rd edition of the Network of OHS Union Representatives was held on October 11 and 12, 2017. Over 120 union reps discussed current issues related to occupational health and safety in the health network and the importance of effectively implementing a prevention strategy in all health institutions. They also attended conferences, tested their knowledge and learned more about the OHS Committee’s topic for the…

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The CNESST has its eye on the health care sector

Between 2017 and 2019, for the first time ever, the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) is making the healthcare and social assistance sector a priority. It’s not surprising since this sector has had the highest incidence of employment injuries—between 15,000 and 16,000 annually between 2011 and 2015. That accounts for 18% of all injuries across…

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ASSTSAS—useful tools and services

Being proactive means knowing how to use the various resources that are available. The Association paritaire pour la santé et la sécurité du travail du secteur affaires sociales (ASSTSAS) is definitely a leader in this area. In her conference, ASSTSAS Consultant Julie Bleau wanted to familiarize the participants of the FIQ’s Network of OHS Union Representatives with the ASSTSAS’s services in order to help implement…

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Implementing prevention

After attending conferences and presentations, the Network of OHS Union Representatives’ participants took part in an activity aimed at identifying components of the current context which truly promote a hands-on approach to occupational health and safety. They noticed the significant discrepancy between what the Act respecting occupational health and safety and the collective agreement’s provisions regarding the regulations of the representation and operation of the…

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