New health and safety survey seeks union member input on working alone

As the B.C. health services division of CUPE National, HEU encourages our members to fill out a new survey on the impact of “working alone” – an issue that’s been frequently raised by our community health and community social services members.

CUPE’s National Health and Safety Committee – which has HEU representation – has identified working alone as a significant factor in unsafe workplaces.

The purpose of the confidential survey is to gather information on how many members are working on their own, the frequency of it, and determine what additional safety hazards they face while working alone. 

Data collected will be used by the health and safety committee to strategize on effective ways to raise awareness and protect CUPE/HEU members from the added risks of working alone.

The online survey can be found on CUPE National’s website.

And be sure to check out the fall 2013 issue of The Canary, CUPE's health and safety publication, for more information on the survey.