Health and Safety

Who would argue? Without your health, what remains may offer little consolation. Staying healthy and safe at work requires knowledge, awareness and action. This section provides information aimed at developing these qualities and is directed at all CEIU members.

To help with urgent situations, the first topic discussed is the right to refuse dangerous work. If you are facing this problem, go straight to this page for direct, step-by-step advice.

Next comes an overview of health and safety. The purpose here is to provide a starting point for members on their rights to a healthy and safe work place. It is in no way a substitute for training courses or the knowledge that comes from practical work on health and safety issues in your office.


Critical issues emerge from time to time. When they do, the union issues bulletins to alert members to the problems and to provide advice.

Mental health is increasingly an important issue in the workplace and this subject is now an integral part of occupational health and safety. You can find a variety of mental health resources and links here.