Health and Safety
Your safety is our safety, take the time and work in a safe environment. Under the IRS (Internal Responsibility System) you must continue reporting hazardous situations and near misses with sharp incidents. Please keep using lifting devices and transfer boards to save your back
- Information letter for members with a work-related injury or non-work related injury: Letter
- If ever injured, please follow How to file a WSIB claim: WSIB
- To appeal a WSIB claim: Intake Process
- Scholarships for Health and Safety Representatives: Scholarships
- Weblinks for Health and Safety: H&S
Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification Training
- To be announced.
Human Rights & Equity
If at any time you believe that your rights have been violated please contact your ONA representative or Bargaining Unit, representatives.
Review your Employers Harassment and Discrimination Policies.
Do not hesitate to contact the local if you need assistance
LEAP – Legal Assistance Expense Plan
The Ontario Nurses’ Association Legal Expense Assistance Plan (LEAP) was established in 1980 to assist ONA members with legal or regulatory body problems relating to their work, including those arising from the province’s Regulated Health Professions Act.
- Legal Assistance Intake phone
- Conseil juridique composez
Please view for more information on ( Members Section ) of the ONA Central Web site. www.ona.org
Attendance Management Policy
- Staff RN’s on several units are receiving letters.
- Keep accurate records of when you are off ill in your datebook – save this book and your pay stubs record when ill, the reason of illness, if you saw an MD, was it a new illness or due to a pre-existing condition.
- Was it a work-related illness or injury? Report it immediately and fill in an incident form, see your MD.
- Keep a log for all WSIB &/or LTD events – note all relevant dates, MD appointments, who you spoke to or received mail from, and date when mail received
- Call the Local ASAP if you have been denied LTD or WSIB
- A form letter has been drafted for members to use in responding to the Employer
You may be aware that there is an attempt to privatize Health Care. It is incumbent for all ONA Members to lobby the Government to KEEP MEDICARE PUBLIC.
Remember Canada is known for Medicare. It would be a travesty to allow the government to privatize our Health Care System. The poor and the have-not would certainly suffer. Canada does not wish to become the 51st state of the USA.
Me Political? Why should we get involved in Political Action?
Still Not Enough Nurses! Act now! Patients can’t Wait
You have an obligation to make sure the public knows excessive workloads for nurses are leading to stress, absenteeism, and increased workplace injury, which can prevent them from providing quality patient care. Call the local, get a pin, bumper sticker, and let the public know, Nurses: Strong. Committed. United.
- Visit the ONA Central web page for more information. www.ona.org
- Political Action web links.
If you are participating in Political Action events let the First Vice Coordinator know (613) 731-1314 ext 224