UNA Factoid #10: Occupational Health & Safety for UNA members

Nursing is not only a demanding profession, it is a hazardous one.

Because of the unpredictable nature of our work, nurses face among the highest rates of work-related injury and illness. Alberta Workers Compensation Board statistics show working in health care is more dangerous than working in such industries as mining and petroleum extraction!

UNA takes workplace safety extremely seriously and has formed Occupational Health and Safety Committees to ensure employers provide healthy and safe working environments. We view this as not only an essential protection of the well being of our members, but as a vital protection of the quality of care received by our patients. We recognize safe and competent care cannot be provided in an unhealthy or unsafe workplace.

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