Health and Safety Committee

UTE Regional Health and Safety Conference – Toronto

December 18, 2009


Local Presidents:  Barrie, Toronto Centre, Toronto East, Toronto North, Toronto West, Laval, Montéregie, Montréal, Outaouais, Rouyn-Noranda, Sherbrooke, ITSO,   Ottawa HQ, Ottawa TC, Ottawa TSO, Policy and Planning, Robin Johnson, Sabri Khayat, Chris Aylward

RE: UTE Regional Health and Safety Conference – Toronto

The Conference for the Greater Toronto, the Montreal and the National Capital regions is being held in Toronto.

DATE:  February 5-7, 2010

Friday:  Registration 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Location to follow)
Hospitality reception 6:00 PM

Saturday:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NOTE:  Participants must remain at the conference until noon.

LOCATION: Novotel Toronto Centre
45 The Esplanade
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone:  416-367-8900

On line only at the following link


Deadline date is January 8, 2010

THEME AND OBJECTIVES:  “A Balanced Approach to Health and Safety”

To provide the participants with the tools to be effective workplace committee members

  • By providing practical situation scenarios and finding solutions
  • By providing information on current health and safety issues
  • By providing a more global approach to Health and Safety

Copy of the agenda will follow.


Participants have to be members of a local workplace health and safety committee or a Health and Safety representative as per Section 136.(1) of the Canada Labour Code - Part II.  In respect to the conference agenda and objectives, we are encouraging locals to send members who have not attended previous conferences.

Participants are required to bring a copy of the Canada Labour Code - Part II.


UTE will fund one participant from each workplace health and safety committee. 
Your local entitlement is as follows:

Barrie 1
Toronto Centre 2
Toronto East 1
Toronto North 2
Toronto West  1
Laval  1
Montéregie  1
Montréal  2
Outaouais 1
Rouyn-Noranda 1
Sherbrooke 1
Ottawa HQ 18
Ottawa TC 2
Ottawa TSO 1
Policy and Planning 1

The funding will include:

Per diem: 3 days (cheques sent directly to the participants)
Hotel: Paid directly by UTE
Family Care Expenses: Is available (see UTE Regulation 17 for details)
Loss of wages: If applicable (see UTE Regulation 13.4)
Travel:   Cheques will be sent directly to the local.

Locals may send additional participants at their own expense.  These participants should have a basic knowledge of health and safety.

All UTE events are scent free.

In Solidarity,

Chris Aylward

Chris Aylward
UTE Health and Safety Committee

c.c. Executive Council
Alt. Regional Vice-Presidents