WorkSafe – Back & Shoulder Injury Prevention

Due to the nature of the job, it’s often difficult to avoid certain repetitive motions. However, it is still important that workers practice safe lifting and handling in order to protect their back and shoulders from injury. Protect against back injury by:

  • avoid lifting above shoulder height (this puts extra strain on your shoulders and back)
  • don’t try to catch falling objects
  • whenever possible, push rather than pull (pushing allows you to keep a normal back position and puts less strain on the back)
  • avoid excessive forceful movements – Ask: is there a tool you could use instead of your body?

Practicing safe lifting habits can protect your back and shoulders from many injuries:

  • use mechanical lifting aids where possible / employ a team lift.

If you must lift alone, use safe personal lifting practices:

  • size up your load before lifting
  • make sure your intended path is clear
  • get help if needed
  • use a dolly or other lifting aids whenever possible
  • get as close to the load as possible
  • avoid twisting from the waist while lifting
  • use a wide and well-balanced stance while lifting
  • tighten your stomach muscles as you start the lift
  • keep your lower back curved and lift with your legs
  • pick up your feet to turn – do not twist
  • lower the load with your legs while maintaining a normal back curve (lowering loads can injure your back just as easily as lifting)

WorkSafe – Back & Shoulder Injury Prevention

Ratification / Collective Agreement

During two (2) scheduled meetings held on 25 February 2019 (12:00 noon & 5:00 pm), members present discussed, voted and accepted the negotiated memorandum of agreement reached between your Local 21 negotiating committee and the City of Regina. 

Thank you to the members who took part in this process.

For future communications such as meeting notices, periodic updates, upcoming functions, events and action alerts visit local21.ca … and through our new Local 21 App now available for download on the front page of this website.

If you have any questions, please contact the union office at (306) 352-8282 or email: cupe.local21@sasktel.net

MOBIUS Active Member Newsletter

We are pleased to present the latest edition of the Regina Civic Employees’ Superannuation & Benefit Plan Active Member Newsletter.

Inside this issue:
– New and Improved Plan Text
– Funded Ratio Improves
– Our experts answer your questions
– Möbius Holiday Hours

Click on the link below to view the newsletter:

MOBIUS Active Member Newsletter – Nov. 2018

The next Pension & Benefit meeting is posted in the Calendar.