Six UFCW Local 832 members attended the Manitoba Federation of Labour's recent Health and Safety Workshop

June 5, 2006
The Manitoba Federation of Labour (MFL) held its 25th Annual Health and Safety Conference in Thompson on May 11 and 12. The goal of this conference was to use the most up-to-date laws, regulations, tools and experiences to make our workplaces safer, healthier, and injury free now and in the future. Six UFCW Local 832 Health and Safety Committee members attended the conference. They were: Debbie Brandt (Burntwood Community Health Resource Centre), Bill Pertson (Dauphin Co-op), Wayne Mosionier (Thompson Safeway), Darrell Boudreau (Sobeys Grocer Warehouse in Thompson), Tammy Taylor (Thompson Safeway), and Natasha Anderson (Thompson General Hospital). During the two-day conference, there were seven workshops, with safety and health committee members choosing the one that was most appropriate to them. The workshops were: The ABCs of Safety and Health, Effective Committees, Workers Compensation, Emerging Environmental Issues Facing Workers, Health and Safety Regulations, Ergonomics, and Stress. Darlene Dziewit, the president of the Manitoba Federation of Labour and a former UFCW member, addressed over 180 attendees at the commencement of the conference. "Remembering lessons learned from the past is the best way to not repeat mistakes," stated Dziewit.

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