The Unifor Health, Safety and Environment department is responsible for the content of health and safety training programs, campaigns for better laws and enforcement, provides information on workplace substances and programs to eliminate and control hazardous workplace conditions.
Bud Jimmerfield Award
The deadline to nominate a member for the Bud Jimmerfield award is June 16. The recipient must demonstrate strong leadership and a proven commitment to prevent future occupational diseases, deaths, and injuries, be a current Unifor member and be nominated by their Local union leadership or Local unit/workplace leadership.
GE Canada Advisory Committee Report
Executive summary of the report click here
Full report click here
To read Unifor’s media release regarding the report click here
Day of Mourning
On April 28, the National Day or Mourning, let us pause to pay tribute to all workers hurt or killed on the job through injury or employment-related illness and to remember the loss of six Unifor brothers who lost their lives at work since the last Day of Mourning in 2016.
Henry van Van Dijk, Local 144, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 26th, 2016
Régis Tremblay, Local 1210, Roberval, Québec, July 17, 2016
Eugene Walsh, FFAW-Unifor, Shea Heights, Newfoundland, September 6th, 2016
Keith Walsh Sr., FFAW-Unifor, Shea Heights, Newfoundland, September 6th, 2016
Keith Walsh Jr., FFAW-Unifor, Shea Heights, Newfoundland, September 6th, 2016
Lawrence (Laurie) Sullivan, FFAW-Unifor, Calvert, Newfoundland, April 5th, 2017
Download all Day of Mourning shareables (zipped).
- Say "No" to behaviour based safety programs
- Prevent Cancer
- As safe as our cargo - safety in the armoured car industry
- Repetitive strain injury awareness
- Health and Safety (one week course)
- Health and Safety 101
- Health and Safety for Federal workers
- Health and Safety for Provincial workers
- Health and Safety for Women
- Environment Workplace
- Environment Community
Materials and publications