Health, Safety & Wellness in the Workplace

All AMAPCEO members have the right to work in a safe and healthy workplace including the right to report unsafe practices and conditions. In order to promote an environment of health, safety and wellness, AMAPCEO works co-operatively with our members, local committees, management and other unions to reduce workplace hazards, prevent injuries and improve overall wellbeing at the workplace. 

Resolving Health and Safety Issues

If you have a health and safety concern, we recommend the following: 

  1. First, contact your supervisor or manager and alert them to the issue. 
  2. Next, contact your local Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) and inform them about the concern. You can do so by contacting the Health & Safety Representative assigned to your workplace using the Find Your Health & Safety Representative page or use the ‘Find Your Nearest Representative' tool provided in the right-hand sidebar. Members in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) can also locate their nearest JHSC by logging into the OPS employer’s intranet.
  3. If your workplace does not have a JHSC (typically, in workplaces with less than 20 workers), contact your District’s assigned representative listed on the Find Your Health & Safety Representative page or use the ‘Find Your Nearest Representative’ tool provided. Workplaces that regularly employ six or more workers, but do not have a JHSC, must have a Health and Safety Representative selected by workers.

Please note, you must contact the Representative assigned to your Bargaining Unit/District.

Getting Involved: Becoming a Representative or a Member of a JHSC

Everyone has a role to play in contributing to workplace safety. If you’re interested in becoming a Health & Safety Representative including as a member of a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC), read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for prospective representatives and submit an application directly on the AMAPCEO website. 

In addition to employer-provided training, our membership education program and the AMAPCEO Health, Safety and Wellness Committee provides educational workshops and information-sharing opportunities to better support our members in addressing workplace health and safety issues. 

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