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Safety Sector Council Advisor 2017-04-01T18:21:15+00:00

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) Sector Council Project was established in 2007 to promote and support the development of sector safety councils in the province.
The NLFL’s support of sector councils is founded in the inclusive long-term goal of establishing sound prevention and return-to work-practices that result in safe workplaces for our province’s workers.  The establishment of not-for-profit sector councils comprised of balanced representation from key labour and employer industry groups is an important strategy to achieve this goal.
Prior to the commencement of the project, only one sectoral council operated in the province representing the construction industry – the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Safety Association (NLCSA). Since its inception, the NLCSA has made significant advances in health and safety training and programs – thus helping to build safer workplaces.  The goal is to assist our affiliates, where there is interest, to establish additional councils.
Project success requires working collaboratively with all stakeholders. To this end, the NLFL Sector Advisor where appropriate, works with the Workplace Health Safety and Compensation Commission and the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council to facilitate joint stakeholder consultations.
Efforts in the forestry industry led to the establishment of the Forestry Safety Association Newfoundland and Labrador (FSANL) in June 2009.  Similar joint efforts and tri-partite stakeholder consultations have led to the establishment of safety councils in the municipal and fish harvesting sectors.  Current efforts are focused on ensuring the sucess of these councils in their respective sectors and extending this model to other key sectors within the Newfoundland and Labrador Economy.
For further information on the Sector Council Project, please contact Bill Hynd at the NLFL office.

CONTACT US

Bill Hynd

Safety Sector Advisor
Phone: (709) 754-1660
Fax: (709) 754-1220
Email: billhynd@nlfl.nf.ca
P.O. Box 8597, Stn. “A”
330 Portugal Cove Place, NAPE Bldg., 2nd Floor
St. John’s, NL A1B 3P2

MUNICIPALITIES

In October 2009 a joint stakeholder discussion forum was held in Gander which brought together senior labour and employer leaders from the municipal sector interested in exploring sector council development as a means to establishing a shared approach to improving health and safety and return to work practices across all municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This discussion forum resulted in the formation of the Municipal Governance Committee (MGC), a joint labour / employer stakeholder committee committed to leading a study process on behalf of the sector. The process will determine whether a municipal sector safety council is an appropriate approach to assist municipalities with improving health and safety and return to work practices.

The Municipal Safety Council (MSCNL)was established 2010 is to be recognized as the leading authority of Occupational Health and Safety Services for the prevention of workplace injury, illness, disease and fatalities and the safe and timely return to work of injured workers in the Newfoundland and Labrador municipal sector.

MSCNL is a partnership of

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL)
  • Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL)
  • Workplace Health and Safety Compensation Commission Province of NL (WHSCC)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Employers Council (NLEC)
  • Government of NL through Departments of Municipal Affairs and Service NL
  • Professional Municipal Administrators (PMA)

For more information on the Municipal Safety Council of Newfoundland and Labrador (MSCNL) you can visit their website here.

FORESTRY

The Forestry Safety Association Newfoundland and Labrador (FSANL) was established in June 2009.

The FSANL was formed to become the leading authority of Occupational Health and Safety services for the prevention of workplace injury, illness and disease and the safe and timely return to work of injured workers in the Newfoundland and Labrador forestry sector.

The not-for-profit organization emerged following a year of intensive discussions and Province-wide industry consultations and is governed by a joint labour / employer board of directors.

The FSANL mission is to:

  • Lead the Newfoundland and Labrador forestry sector in the promotion and development of a positive industry-wide safety and environmentally conscious culture;
  • Create added value for members through the identification and coordination of timely, cost-effective, globally recognized Occupational Health and Safety training, and through the provision of Return to Work program advice;
  • Assist members in the reduction of human, social, economic and environmental losses as a result of work related injuries, illness and disease.

You can visit their website here.