Ms. Sari Sairanen

HSE Director, Unifor, Canada

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 and the establishment of programs to eliminate hazardous workplace conditions.

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.


SYM15 - Integrating people with disabilities in the world of work

There are opportunities for greater progress in integrating people with disability in the world of work. This session will highlight successful approaches in different countries and economic sectors to support work participation among those with disabilities.   

Sari Sairanen, Canada

Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed, Malaysia
Graham Halsey, Scotland
François Perl, Belgium
Wolfgang Zimmerman, Canada

Live : 22/09/2021 - 13:45 EDT - 15:15 EDT
Rerun : 22/09/2021 - 23:45 EDT - 23/09/2021 - 01:15 EDT  

SYM21 - Vulnerability: the informal economy, migrant workers, and new & young workers

OSH vulnerability – defined by exposure to hazards in contexts of inadequate workplace policies and practices – is more common among specific groups of workers: migrants, new and young workers and workers in the informal economy. This symposium will examine regulatory innovations to strengthen protection in the context of vulnerability. 

Sari Sairanen, Canada 

Sanjoy Chowdhury, India  
Jinky Leilanie Lu, Philippines 
Florence Moyo, Zimbabwe (TBC)
Cheryl Peters, Canada 
Ela Rydz, Canada
Yogindra Samant, Norway 

Live : 21/09/2021 - 13:45 EDT - 15:15 EDT
Rerun : 21/09/2021 - 23:45 EDT - 22/09/2021 - 01:15 EDT