National Health and Safety Director, Unifor
National Healthy and Safety Director, Unifor
Sari Sairanen is National Health and Safety Director at Unifor, responsible for the content of health and safety training programs, submissions for better laws, information on workplace substances, the establishment of programs to eliminate hazardous workplace conditions and the publication of the Health and Safety & Environment Newsletter.
Sari comes to the National union from the Airline division which represents members from coast to coast to coast in Canada.
Sari began her union activism as a health & safety representative in a call center where she confronted ergonomic and working condition issues such as computer workstations, task design, stress and electronic monitoring. In addition, she served on the Air Canada bargaining committee as a regional representative and as President of Local 2002 during the CCAA or Companies’ Creditors’ Arrangement Act (bankruptcy) proceedings.
Sari participates in the following committees and boards:
i) Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee
ii) Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) Occupational H&S Strategic Steering Committee
iii) Canadian Labour Congress’ (CLC) Occupational Health & Safety Committee
iv) Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Board of Directors
v) Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) Board of Governors