Union of Canadian Correctional Officers - Syndicat des Agents Correctionnels du Canada - Confédération des Syndicats Nationaux

Occupationel Health and Safety

UCCO-SACC-CSN Scores Again, Three major WCB Victories
2008 December 01
Occupational Disease Due to Exposure to Chemical / Toxic GasesLet’s start with the most recent decision on a very old claim. It’s been a long and arduous fight for Rico Laidler, Correctional Officer from Kent Institution in the Pacific Region. Following a 2002 exercise of Tactical and ERT teams, in which a significant amount of gas was fired in a building, Mr. Laidler was tasked at the end of the day to secure the building, not knowing that gas had been fired and without the protection of a gas mask. As a result, he developed a severe and permanent respiratory condition.
Announcing Decision to Implement a Total Smoking Ban at All Federal Correctional Facilities
2008 April 30
I want to advise you that Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) will move to a total smoking ban by April 30, 2008 to improve health and safety in all our operational units. This total ban will apply to all federal correctional facilities. Appropriate accommodations will be made for Aboriginal and other offenders whose religious and spiritual practices could be affected by the total ban.Keith Coulter Commissioner CSC-SCC
Doing rounds alone: Constitutes a danger, another victory for UCCO-SACC-CSN
2007 March 16
The Canada Appeal Office on Occupational Health & Safety has just recently issued an important decision regarding CO being forced, when no SPO are on duty, to do rounds alone in the gymnasium at Mission Institution.
Work Refusals May 2007 Union Information
2007 March 09
On March 9, 2007, Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) issued a new policy on the notion of “ Normal Condition of Employment “applicable to work refusals under section 128 of the Canada Labour Code
Indoor smoking ban... What do we need to do?
2006 January 01
When the CSC implemented the Indoor Smoking Ban in January 2006, Correctional Officers made it abundantly clear that we oppose the partial ban and insisted that the employer implement a full ban.
Another Victory for UCCO-SACC-CSN
2003 October 28
Drumheller Institution (Prairies)Section 128 Canada Labour Code "Refusal to work if danger"
A correctional officer’s post-traumatic stress is recognized after the traumatic event. An important victory For all those suffering from work-related injuries
2003 September 29
The review decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia has just acknowledged that a correctional officer can suffer from post-traumatic stress more than 25 years after a traumatic event such as the savage attack at the former B.C. Penitentiary in 1978.

Health and Safety checklist

Notice - Please practice good hygiene!
UCCO-SACC-CSN Scores Again, Three major WCB Victories - December 2008
Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
Canada Labour Code
Taking charge of our health and safety



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