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