Health and Safety

Brenda Golden is the Worker Co-Chair (Secondary) of the Joint Health and Safety Committee. The Worker Co-Chair is appointed by our DPSU Executive to represent the members in all aspects of Health and Safety. Brenda can be reached during school hours at (647) 449-7211, health.safety@dpsuoecta.com or through the Unit Office at (905) 564-7211



Survey Results Show Violence in Schools on the Rise, Affecting Safety and Learning Conditions

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Joint Health and Safety Committee 2017

JHSC Posting 2017

JHSC Application


WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CERTIFICATION TRAINING 2017 SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION SHEET

Posted: 5/9/2017

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Summer 2017 Health & Safety/WSIB Educational

Posted: 5/9/2017

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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CERTIFICATION TRAINING

Posted: 5/9/2017

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News Release: Canadian unions renew call for comprehensive ban on asbestos

Fact Sheet: #BanAsbestos

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DPSU Update

For a list of Day of Mourning events being held in communities across Ontario, click here.

Click here to read the Canadian Labour Congress’ 2016 National Day of Mourning Statement


Statement from the Chief Prevention Officer

Posted: 12/02/2015

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Recognize it:

A Threat Physical Violence: A statement or behaviour that it is reasonable for a worker to interpret as a threat to exercise physical force against the worker, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker,

An Attempt of Physical Violence: An attempt to exercise physical force against a worker, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker,

An Act of Physical Violence: The exercise of physical force by a person against a worker, in a workplace, that causes or could cause physical injury to the worker.

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Report it:

To report an incidence of violence, you may need to complete a number of written Board forms. It is not enough to make a verbal report or send an email.

To report an incident of violence that has occurred, you will need to complete a GF390: Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Incident Investigation Report. This form is only available in hard copy and should be readily accessible in the main office. This form should be completed by the administrator by interviewing you. In section 18 of the form, you would ask that Violence is selected, and then the type of violence would be recorded in section 18b.

If the violence is perpetrated by a student the Education Act requires the completion of a Safe Schools Incident Report (Board Form GF025)

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Follow it:

After submitting any forms to admin (GF390, GF395 or SSIRF-GF025), you should follow up with the admin to ensure that you have received your copy within the time expected. Do not simply assume that you will get it someday, or that the unit would already know what is happening.

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Workplace Violence


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 Injured Workers Day – June 1st, 2015:


Health and Safety News

Occupational Health and Safety in Ontario: 2014-15 Annual Report

Posted: 12/04/2015

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