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Occupational Health and Safety Events

Welcome to BCGEU's Occupation Health and Safety Events Calendar.

Please note: Many of these courses have requirements which are not automatically reviewed. You may receive an email or phone call from staff if you do not meet the requirements for a course you register for.

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  • CANCELLED OHS - Area 09 Labour Code Workplace Ergonomics

    Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - West Kootenay Area Office in Castlegar, BC, Canada

    Note: You are entitled to a minimum of 08 hours of annual OH&S training, as mandated by the Workers' Compensation Act and your Collective Agreement. Please ensure that you have approval from your employer prior to applying for this EMPLOYER PAID training.

    Workplace Ergonomics
    How can we prevent those aches, pains and strains that are caused by work? This course is intended to provide basic ergonomic information to committee members and to explain risk factors and employer responsibilities around mitigating risk of injury from identified risk factors. This course is a must for all types of work. Please ensure that you are a union appointed committee member, and that you have taken the prerequisite Basic Committee Training course prior to registering for this course.

    In this course, you will learn:

    What the employer is responsible for under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, ErgonomicsIdentification of ergonomic hazards, risk factors and to advise, suggest possible solutionsStrategies for recommending corrective measuresErgonomic issues in offices, mobile workplaces, the healthcare, highway, and social service sectors

    This course is limited to 18 seats so register early to avoid disappointment.

    The BCGEU invites and encourages employer representatives to attend BCGEU OHS training courses. Please share this registration link with your employer and co-committee members.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your ability to advocate for workers' health and safety rights - register today!

  • CANCELLED - OHS - Area 10 Labour Code Building Effective Committees

    Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Peace River Area Office in Fort St. John, BC, Canada

    PLEASE NOTE, THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY RESTRICTIONS.

    Building Effective OH&S Committees (NEW!)

    This course is for OH&S committee representatives with more than 6 months experience serving on an OH&S committee.

    Does your committee struggle to address health and safety concerns? Are your committee meetings filled with conflict and inaction? This course has been designed to allow participants to evaluate their joint committee effectiveness and to develop the tools, resources and strategies to build on their successes and to effectively address the difficult OH&S issues. Please ensure that you are a union appointed committee member, and that you have taken the prerequisite Basic Committee Training course prior to registering for this course.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • Key elements of an effective joint OH&S committee
    • Group dynamics and stages of group development.
    • How to solve issues and learn to use the dispute resolution processes available through OH&S legislation.
    • Identify barriers facing a committee and develop practical strategies and solutions to deal with them.
    • Learn the importance of developing terms of reference for your committee
    • Learn how to conduct an annual committee evaluation

    This course is limited to 24 seats so register early to avoid disappointment.

    The BCGEU invites and encourages employer representatives to attend BCGEU OHS training courses. Please share this registration link with your employer and co-committee members.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your ability to advocate for workers' health and safety rights - register today!

  • CANCELLED - OHS - Area 02 Labour Code Women's Health and Safety

    Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - North Island Area Office in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    PLEASE NOTE, THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY RESTRICTIONS.

    Women's Health and Safety in the Workplace (NEW!)
    This course is open to all genders
    All workers face health and safety issues at work but many of these issues affect women in particular ways. This course provides participants with the opportunity to develop their ability to identify, assess and control workplace hazards from a woman’s perspective. Please ensure that you are a union appointed committee member, and that you have taken the prerequisite Basic Committee Training course prior to registering for this course.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • How women’s physical and psychological health is affected by toxic workplace substances, work design, and work organization.
    • Workplace stressors such as inequity, domestic and gender based violence, sexual harassment, shiftwork.
    • Human rights legislation which requires the employer to address workplace hazards that predominately affect women.
    • Learn how pregnancy and menopause can impact women's safety at work.

    This course is limited to 24 seats so register early to avoid disappointment.

    The BCGEU invites and encourages employer representatives to attend BCGEU OHS training courses. Please share this registration link with your employer and co-committee members.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your ability to advocate for workers' health and safety rights - register today!

  • CANCELLED - OHS - Area 02 Labour Code Basic Committee Training

    Tuesday, October 06, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - North Island Area Office in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    PLEASE NOTE, THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY RESTRICTIONS.

    Basic Committee Training – Labour Code
    This is an introductory course offered to union appointed committee members. BCGEU Courses are also open to employer representatives. This course is a prerequisite for all other BCGEU OH&S courses. It is a must for new committee members and a refresher for those with experience.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • 4 worker rights – Right to Know, Right to Participate, Right to Refuse Unsafe Work and Right to No Discrimination
    • Introduction to the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
    • Roles and responsibilities of the employer, supervisor, workers and committees
    • Hazard identification and control measures
    • Introduction to workplace inspections and incident investigations
    • Committee structure, job description and committee evaluations

    This course is limited to 24 seats so register early to avoid disappointment.

    The BCGEU invites and encourages employer representatives to attend BCGEU OHS training courses. Please share this registration link with your employer and co-committee members.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your ability to advocate for workers' health and safety rights - register today!

  • CANCELLED - OHS - Area 05 Labour Code Basic Committee Training

    Tuesday, October 06, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Kamloops Area Office in Kamloops, BC, Canada

    PLEASE NOTE, THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY RESTRICTIONS.

    Basic Committee Training – Labour Code
    This is an introductory course offered to union appointed committee members. BCGEU Courses are also open to employer representatives. This course is a prerequisite for all other BCGEU OH&S courses. It is a must for new committee members and a refresher for those with experience.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • 4 worker rights – Right to Know, Right to Participate, Right to Refuse Unsafe Work and Right to No Discrimination
    • Introduction to the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
    • Roles and responsibilities of the employer, supervisor, workers and committees
    • Hazard identification and control measures
    • Introduction to workplace inspections and incident investigations
    • Committee structure, job description and committee evaluations

    This course is limited to 24 seats so register early to avoid disappointment.

    The BCGEU invites and encourages employer representatives to attend BCGEU OHS training courses. Please share this registration link with your employer and co-committee members.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your ability to advocate for workers' health and safety rights - register today!

  • CANCELLED - OHS - Area 02 Labour Code Prevention of Workplace Violence

    Wednesday, October 07, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - North Island Area Office in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    PLEASE NOTE, THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY RESTRICTIONS.

    Prevention of Workplace Violence
    Violence should not be a part of your job, but we know that workers are suffering physical and psychological injury as a result of violent workplace incidents. This course is intended to assist joint committee members to set up an effective violence prevention program. Please ensure that you are a union appointed committee member, and that you have taken the prerequisite Basic Committee Training course prior to registering for this course.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • Legal requirements for Employers to complete a violence risk assessment and to develop a violence prevention program for their varied workplaces
    • Definition of Workplace Violence
    • Hazard identification
    • Factors that contribute to the increased risk of violence
    • Strategies for recommending corrective measures to eliminate or reduce the risk of violence
    • Strategies to address Domestic Violence on workplaces

    This course is limited to 24 seats so register early to avoid disappointment.

    The BCGEU invites and encourages employer representatives to attend BCGEU OHS training courses. Please share this registration link with your employer and co-committee members.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your ability to advocate for workers' health and safety rights - register today.

  • CANCELLED - OHS - Area 05 Labour Code Prevention of Workplace Violence

    Wednesday, October 07, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Kamloops Area Office in Kamloops, BC, Canada

    PLEASE NOTE, THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY RESTRICTIONS.

    Prevention of Workplace Violence
    Violence should not be a part of your job, but we know that workers are suffering physical and psychological injury as a result of violent workplace incidents. This course is intended to assist joint committee members to set up an effective violence prevention program. Please ensure that you are a union appointed committee member, and that you have taken the prerequisite Basic Committee Training course prior to registering for this course.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • Legal requirements for Employers to complete a violence risk assessment and to develop a violence prevention program for their varied workplaces
    • Definition of Workplace Violence
    • Hazard identification
    • Factors that contribute to the increased risk of violence
    • Strategies for recommending corrective measures to eliminate or reduce the risk of violence
    • Strategies to address Domestic Violence on workplaces

    This course is limited to 24 seats so register early to avoid disappointment.

    The BCGEU invites and encourages employer representatives to attend BCGEU OHS training courses. Please share this registration link with your employer and co-committee members.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your ability to advocate for workers' health and safety rights - register today.

  • CANCELLED - OHS - Area 04 Labour Code Basic Committee Training

    Wednesday, October 07, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley, BC, Canada

    PLEASE NOTE, THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY RESTRICTIONS.

    Basic Committee Training – Labour Code
    This is an introductory course offered to union appointed committee members. BCGEU Courses are also open to employer representatives. This course is a prerequisite for all other BCGEU OH&S courses. It is a must for new committee members and a refresher for those with experience.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • 4 worker rights – Right to Know, Right to Participate, Right to Refuse Unsafe Work and Right to No Discrimination
    • Introduction to the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
    • Roles and responsibilities of the employer, supervisor, workers and committees
    • Hazard identification and control measures
    • Introduction to workplace inspections and incident investigations
    • Committee structure, job description and committee evaluations

    This course is limited to 24 seats so register early to avoid disappointment.

    The BCGEU invites and encourages employer representatives to attend BCGEU OHS training courses. Please share this registration link with your employer and co-committee members.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your ability to advocate for workers' health and safety rights - register today!

  • CANCELLED - OHS - Area 02 Labour Code Incident Investigations

    Thursday, October 08, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - North Island Area Office in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    PLEASE NOTE, THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY RESTRICTIONS.

    Incident Investigations
    An incident happens at your workplace and you suddenly get a call to participate in an investigation. What do you do? What is the purpose of an investigation? What is required? This course will answer all these questions and provide you with the opportunity to improve your investigative skills. Please ensure that you are a union appointed committee member, and that you have taken the prerequisite Basic Committee Training course prior to registering for this course.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • The legal requirements for conducting accident/incident investigations in a timely manner
    • Joint investigations with employer and worker representative participation
    • The 7 step process – secure the scene, collect data, develop the sequence of events, determine the causes, recommendations, write the report, refer other hazards discovered during this process to OH&S committee
    • Effective interviewing skills
    • Review of multiple causes often involved
    • Recommendations and effective control measures

    This course is limited to 24 seats so register early to avoid disappointment.

    The BCGEU invites and encourages employer representatives to attend BCGEU OHS training courses. Please share this registration link with your employer and co-committee members.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your ability to advocate for workers' health and safety rights - register today!

  • CANCELLED - OHS - Area 04 Labour Code Workplace Ergonomics

    Thursday, October 08, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley, BC, Canada

    PLEASE NOTE, THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY RESTRICTIONS.

    Workplace Ergonomics
    How can we prevent those aches, pains and strains that are caused by work? This course is intended to provide basic ergonomic information to committee members and to explain risk factors and employer responsibilities around mitigating risk of injury from identified risk factors. This course is a must for all types of work. Please ensure that you are a union appointed committee member, and that you have taken the prerequisite Basic Committee Training course prior to registering for this course.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • What the employer is responsible for under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Ergonomics
    • Identification of ergonomic hazards, risk factors and to advise, suggest possible solutions
    • Strategies for recommending corrective measures
    • Ergonomic issues in offices, mobile workplaces, the healthcare, highway, and social service sectors

    This course is limited to 24 seats so register early to avoid disappointment.

    The BCGEU invites and encourages employer representatives to attend BCGEU OHS training courses. Please share this registration link with your employer and co-committee members.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your ability to advocate for workers' health and safety rights - register today!