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Emergency Response Team (ERT)

The ERT offers caring and compassionate support to USW members, families and co-workers dealing with a workplace tragedy.

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New Worker Awareness program

The United Steelworkers is the health and safety union. Many workplace injuries and illnesses happen because a worker is new to a job and unaware of the hazards. Most injuries happen to new workers in their first three months on the job. Help new and young workers by sharing your knowledge and experience.

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The David Ellis Scholarship

Every year in Canada, 30 young workers are killed on the job. Another 40,000 are injured, many of them seriously. 

The David Ellis Scholarship is a health and safety scholarship award available to children and grandchildren of any Steelworker member. For 2021, District 3 Director Stephen Hunt, District 6 Director Marty Warren and District 5 Director Dominic Lemieux are offering five scholarships of $500 in each Canadian USW district to help selected high school students continue their education at university, college or another educational institution. The David Ellis Scholarship is part of the New Worker Awareness Program. 

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April 28th, National Day of Mourning

Every year on April 28th, the National Day of Mourning, your local unions in regions across Canada honour and remember all workers who have been killed or critically injured while on the job, including workers who have died from an occupational disease.

Health, safety & the environment photos

View the Health, Safety & the Environment photo gallery on Flickr.

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Featured resources

What is Harassment?

Misc. Resources
July 28, 2022
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Federal Government Response to COVID-19

Reports • Research & Publications
June 30, 2022
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USW Guide to Benefits During COVID-19

Booklets & Manuals • Reports • Research & Publications
June 30, 2022
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News

Collapsed crane in Kelowna

USW expresses concern over Metro Vancouver crane collapses, joins calls for B.C. government to release report on deadly Kelowna incident

February 22, 2024 | Media Releases

The United Steelworkers union (USW) is expressing deep concern regarding the recent crane incidents and the recent crane collapses in Burnaby and Surrey and is joining calls for the B.C. government and WorkSafeBC to release the report from the deadly Kelowna crane collapse in 2021. “These incidents underscore the urgent need for a comprehensive examination […]

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Logo of the elevating action on gender based violence campaign.

The USW, CFLPA and White Ribbon train first cohort for new Elevating Action program

January 12, 2024 | Media Releases

Jasper, Alberta – This week, the United Steelworkers union (USW), Canadian Football Players’ Association (CFLPA), and White Ribbon took the next steps in an important partnership to ‘Elevate Action’ and end gender-based violence in workplaces and communities across Canada. The first cohort of CFLPA players and USW members were trained as spokespeople and leaders in […]

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Supporting good mental health: Practical steps for USW local unions

Booklets & Manuals
January 15, 2024
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Mental health line 988

Misc. Resources
December 12, 2023
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2021 Survey Results Regarding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Steelworkers

Reports
September 30, 2022
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What is Harassment?

Misc. Resources
July 28, 2022
Click to view What is Harassment?

Federal Government Response to COVID-19

Reports • Research & Publications
June 30, 2022
Click to view Federal Government Response to COVID-19

USW Guide to Benefits During COVID-19

Booklets & Manuals • Reports • Research & Publications
June 30, 2022
Click to view USW Guide to Benefits During COVID-19

Health and Safety During COVID-19

Reports • Research & Publications
June 29, 2022
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Day of Mourning and COVID-19

Misc. Resources
June 29, 2022
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