Health and Safety

Some of the links provided are for informational purposes only. Contact your physician or other qualified health care professional before being acted on. Never disregard any advice given to you by your doctor or other qualified health care professional. Always seek the advice of a physician or other licensed health care professional regarding any questions you have about your medical condition(s) and treatment(s).

 

Heat Stress Information

Given the heat of the summer and how it affects our workplaces and members it’s important to know how life threatening the effects of extreme heat can be.  Please use this heat stress information so you can share it with your co-workers and Joint Health & Safety Committees.  Employers should be developing and implementing policies to prevent heat stress-related illness in the workplace.  As well as the resources below check your provincial or federal government websites for heat stress guidelines or regulations for your region

 

Hot Environments – Health Effects

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/phys_agents/heat_health.html

 

 

* Saskatchewan OHS

http://www.lrws.gov.sk.ca/ohs

 

* Health & Safety Information – CUPE

http://cupe.ca/health-and-safety

 

* Repetitive Strain Injuries – CUPE

http://cupe.ca/rsi/repetitive-strain-injuries

 

Health and Safety for Workers with Disabilities – CUPE

http://cupe.ca/health-and-safety/disabilities

 

* It’s Your Health – Health CANADA

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/index-eng.php

 

* MedEffect – Health CANADA

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/databasdon/meddra-eng.php

 

* Medical Dictionary

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/