Food Services Officers urgently require Safety Training

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In 2021

A brutal assault of a Food
Services Officer (FOS) took place at a federal prison:

 

  • Correctional Service Canada was found in violation of the Canada Labour Code for not providing mandatory training, exposing FOS in that prison to the threat of assault.

In 2022

Through a national survey,
USJE finds that:

 

  • A similar lack of training exists for FOS across the country, exposing all FOS to a threat of assault.

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Prison kitchen staff justified in refusing to work after vicious attack, investigator finds

Internal Correctional Service of Canada documents reveal outside employees forced to work with inmates are inadequately trained, protected

By: Ryan Thorpe, Winnipeg Free Press | Posted: 7:00 PM CST Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021

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in 3

Food Services Officers presently lack the training required to keep them safe.

The Facts

in 4

work in understaffed
kitchens.

in 10

receive NO safety
training before their first day of work.

Tell Correctional Service Canada that Food Services Officers need safety training now!

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 Food Services
Officers urgently
require the
following safety  trainings

New Employee Orientation Program (NEOP) — including Anatomy of a Set Up — in person

 

NEOP, Part II

 

Dynamic Security

 

CSPS Security Awareness

 

Managing Offenders in the Workplace

 

Communicating about Offenders

 

Working Mind First Responder
(Previously Road to Mental Readiness)

 

First Aid & CPR

 

Self defense

All new FOS (casual, term & indeterminate) need to receive these trainings BEFORE their first day of work.

 

All present FOS (casual, term & indeterminate) need to receive all of the above trainings that they have not yet received.

Food Services Officers need:

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Safety training

(now & annually)!

More FOS in kitchens!

Broken equipment
to be fixed!

Tell Correctional Service Canada that Food Services Officers need safety training now!

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