Health and Safety Committee

National Health and Safety Conference - Agenda

May 28 - 30, 2004




FRIDAY, May 28th, 2004

9:00 – 11:00 Welcoming Speech

Guest Speakers:

  • Nycole Turmel
    President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Hassan Yussuff
    CLC Vice President responsible for Health and Safety
  • Dan Tucker
    CRA Assistant Commissioner – Human Resources Branch
  • Betty Bannon
    President of the Union of Taxation Employees

11:00 – 11:45 Video

11:45 – 1:15 Lunch


1:15 – 5:00 “Safety in the Workplace”

The following presenters will speak on a range of legislation, regulations, guidelines, directives and policies that are in place for the purpose of providing for the health and safety of the employees. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and raise certain concerns.

Bryan Lloyd
HRDC Health and Safety Officer

Leon Page
CRA Manager, Health and Safety

Bill Chedore
CLC Health and Safety Officer

The session will include an afternoon break.

SATURDAY, May 29th, 2004


9:00 – 11:45 WORKSHOPS

Participants will have an opportunity to attend two of the four workshops

  • Environmental Sensitivities
    Debra Sine & Leslirae Rotor
  • Air Quality
    Ted Nathanson
  • Disability Insurance Cases Representation
    James Infantino
  • Government Employees Compensation Act and Worker’s Compensation in the Federal Jurisdiction
    Denis St Jean

Afternoon “Standing Up for Health and Safety “

Health and safety is a critical part of our lives. We have to be willing to stand up to all levels of government to make our country a safe place to live, learn, work and play. We have to gain more power in our workplace and in our community.

1:15 - 2:15 Dr. Linda Rae Murray
Woodlawn Health Centre

2:15 – 3:15 Candace Carnahan
Advocate for Safety

3:15 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 5:00 Regional Health and Safety Caucus

Participants and regional vice-presidents will meet to share information on the health and safety activities and issues taken place in their local. Training, local health and safety workplace committee, best practices, communication with the local union executive and other health and safety concerns will be discussed.

SUNDAY, May 30th, 2004

9:00 - 9:15 Administrative details

9:15 – 10:15 Speaker
“Stress Control and Life Balance”

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:30 Regional Health and Safety reports

11:30 Closing remarks