CAS - Stop
Workplace Violence Campaign
January 26, 2007 Children’s Aid Societies, Union Health and Safety
Co-Chairs from across the province, and the Sector Executive, attended
a one day workshop at OPSEU head office.
shared their experiences of workplace violence and the
impact of having violence characterized as a normal
part of work. Members discussed their rights under the Ontario Health
and Safety Act and how to collectively enforce the right to a safe work
environment. This was done through the development of strategies to
ensure that employers implement effective workplace violence policy and
Members left feeling “motivated to draw violence at
the workplace to the forefront of issues for Joint Health and Safety
Committees” and described developing an “awareness of the complexity of
On February 26, 2007, CAS OPSEU members will launch
the campaign in their locals. CAS OPSEU Locals will be holding
information booths and will distribute information to members along with
OPSEU mugs with the slogan, “My Health and Safety Matters - Stop
Workplace Violence.” Employers will be put on notice that Union Health
and Safety Co-Chairs will be pursuing violence prevention strategies in
workplaces across the province.
CAS executive members Rick Pybus (L. 441), Jane Kaija (L.
668), and Susan Corlett (L. 454) plan strategy for the
Lynn Orzel, Union health and safety Co-Chair (local 454)
attends union workshop.