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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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  • OHS - Area 01 Labour Code Basic Committee Training

    Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC, Canada

    Registration for this course is now closed.


    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. We are unable to provide a union paid LOA for this course.

    Please note that BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination at BCGEU OHS courses. Staff will scan your vaccine passport and confirm your identification upon arrival.

    The use of high quality masks also continues to be required in all BCGEU buildings, and at BCGEU courses hosted in other venues. Upon arrival, BCGEU members will be provided with KN95 masks for use during the course. Employer representatives or members of other unions will need to bring their own KN95, N95 or equivalent mask.

    Participants will also need to follow other measures in our Covid-19 safety plan for our BCGEU OHS courses, which includes health screening and physical distancing.

    As you know, Covid-19 public health measures are regularly updated, so more changes to the requirements for our courses may occur in the weeks and months to come. We will do our best to keep you informed and up to date. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

    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 23 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, even from other unions.

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

    We are committed to making our courses accessible to all learners. We provide additional supports for learners as needed, including ASL interpretation. Please contact us for more information and to make arrangements to support your participation.

  • OHS - Area 01 Anti-Bullying (2 Hours) - Morning

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC, Canada

    Please note that this course has been cancelled due to low registration.


    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. We are unable to provide a union paid LOA for this course.

    Please note that BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination at BCGEU OHS courses. Staff will scan your vaccine passport and confirm your identification upon arrival.

    The use of high quality masks also continues to be required in all BCGEU buildings, and at BCGEU courses hosted in other venues. Upon arrival, BCGEU members will be provided with KN95 masks for use during the course. Employer representatives or members of other unions will need to bring their own KN95, N95 or equivalent mask.

    Participants will also need to follow other measures in our Covid-19 safety plan for our BCGEU OHS courses, which includes health screening and physical distancing.

    As you know, Covid-19 public health measures are regularly updated, so more changes to the requirements for our courses may occur in the weeks and months to come. We will do our best to keep you informed and up to date. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

    Anti-bullying and Harassment Training
    Bullying has become such a concern that government, unions and workplaces are recognizing the issue of bullying must be dealt with. We now have legislation, and many organizations have policy and/or collective agreement language, but we need training to fully understand the issue of bullying and what to do about it as workers, as employers and as a union. This course will educate and provide you with the skills to address bullying in the workplace in order to make it a safe and comfortable place to work.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • Definition of what is bullying and what is not considered bullying
    • Causes of bullying
    • Legal requirements – Workers Compensation Board and collective agreement language
    • How to address the issue
    • Social media and cyber-bullying or harassment
    • Prevention strategies and actions

    This course is limited to 23 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.

    We are committed to making our courses accessible to all learners. We provide additional supports for learners as needed, including ASL interpretation. Please contact us for more information and to make arrangements to support your participation.

  • OHS - Area 01 Anti-Bullying (2 Hours) - Afternoon

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 01:00 PM
    BCGEU - Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC, Canada

    Please note that this course has been cancelled due to low registration.


    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. We are unable to provide a union paid LOA for this course.

    Please note that BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination at BCGEU OHS courses. Staff will scan your vaccine passport and confirm your identification upon arrival.

    The use of high quality masks also continues to be required in all BCGEU buildings, and at BCGEU courses hosted in other venues. Upon arrival, BCGEU members will be provided with KN95 masks for use during the course. Employer representatives or members of other unions will need to bring their own KN95, N95 or equivalent mask.

    Participants will also need to follow other measures in our Covid-19 safety plan for our BCGEU OHS courses, which includes health screening and physical distancing.

    As you know, Covid-19 public health measures are regularly updated, so more changes to the requirements for our courses may occur in the weeks and months to come. We will do our best to keep you informed and up to date. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

    Anti-bullying and Harassment Training
    Bullying has become such a concern that government, unions and workplaces are recognizing the issue of bullying must be dealt with. We now have legislation, and many organizations have policy and/or collective agreement language, but we need training to fully understand the issue of bullying and what to do about it as workers, as employers and as a union. This course will educate and provide you with the skills to address bullying in the workplace in order to make it a safe and comfortable place to work.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • Definition of what is bullying and what is not considered bullying
    • Causes of bullying
    • Legal requirements – Workers Compensation Board and collective agreement language
    • How to address the issue
    • Social media and cyber-bullying or harassment
    • Prevention strategies and actions

    This course is limited to 23 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.

    We are committed to making our courses accessible to all learners. We provide additional supports for learners as needed, including ASL interpretation. Please contact us for more information and to make arrangements to support your participation.

  • OHS - Area 01 Anti-Bullying (2 Hours) - Morning

    Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC, Canada

    Please note that this course has been cancelled due to low registration.


    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. We are unable to provide a union paid LOA for this course.

    Please note that BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination at BCGEU OHS courses. Staff will scan your vaccine passport and confirm your identification upon arrival.

    The use of high quality masks also continues to be required in all BCGEU buildings, and at BCGEU courses hosted in other venues. Upon arrival, BCGEU members will be provided with KN95 masks for use during the course. Employer representatives or members of other unions will need to bring their own KN95, N95 or equivalent mask.

    Participants will also need to follow other measures in our Covid-19 safety plan for our BCGEU OHS courses, which includes health screening and physical distancing.

    As you know, Covid-19 public health measures are regularly updated, so more changes to the requirements for our courses may occur in the weeks and months to come. We will do our best to keep you informed and up to date. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

    Anti-bullying and Harassment Training
    Bullying has become such a concern that government, unions and workplaces are recognizing the issue of bullying must be dealt with. We now have legislation, and many organizations have policy and/or collective agreement language, but we need training to fully understand the issue of bullying and what to do about it as workers, as employers and as a union. This course will educate and provide you with the skills to address bullying in the workplace in order to make it a safe and comfortable place to work.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • Definition of what is bullying and what is not considered bullying
    • Causes of bullying
    • Legal requirements – Workers Compensation Board and collective agreement language
    • How to address the issue
    • Social media and cyber-bullying or harassment
    • Prevention strategies and actions

    This course is limited to 23 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.

    We are committed to making our courses accessible to all learners. We provide additional supports for learners as needed, including ASL interpretation. Please contact us for more information and to make arrangements to support your participation.

  • OHS - Area 01 Anti-Bullying (2 Hours) - Afternoon

    Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 01:00 PM
    BCGEU - Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC, Canada

    Please note that this course has been cancelled due to low registration.


    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. We are unable to provide a union paid LOA for this course.

    Please note that BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination at BCGEU OHS courses. Staff will scan your vaccine passport and confirm your identification upon arrival.

    The use of high quality masks also continues to be required in all BCGEU buildings, and at BCGEU courses hosted in other venues. Upon arrival, BCGEU members will be provided with KN95 masks for use during the course. Employer representatives or members of other unions will need to bring their own KN95, N95 or equivalent mask.

    Participants will also need to follow other measures in our Covid-19 safety plan for our BCGEU OHS courses, which includes health screening and physical distancing.

    As you know, Covid-19 public health measures are regularly updated, so more changes to the requirements for our courses may occur in the weeks and months to come. We will do our best to keep you informed and up to date. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

    Anti-bullying and Harassment Training
    Bullying has become such a concern that government, unions and workplaces are recognizing the issue of bullying must be dealt with. We now have legislation, and many organizations have policy and/or collective agreement language, but we need training to fully understand the issue of bullying and what to do about it as workers, as employers and as a union. This course will educate and provide you with the skills to address bullying in the workplace in order to make it a safe and comfortable place to work.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • Definition of what is bullying and what is not considered bullying
    • Causes of bullying
    • Legal requirements – Workers Compensation Board and collective agreement language
    • How to address the issue
    • Social media and cyber-bullying or harassment
    • Prevention strategies and actions

    This course is limited to 23 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.

    We are committed to making our courses accessible to all learners. We provide additional supports for learners as needed, including ASL interpretation. Please contact us for more information and to make arrangements to support your participation.

  • OHS - Labour Code Online Basic Committee Training

    Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    Zoom

     

    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. We are unable to provide a union paid LOA for this course.

    This is an introductory course offered to union appointed committee members in the non-government sector. 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:

    9am to 4:30pm PST - Modules 1 & 2:

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

    Before registering, make sure you can access zoom, by clicking the following link (laptop or PC with webcam recommended): https://zoom.us/test

    This course is limited to 25 spots so register early  to avoid disappointment.

  • OHS - Area 03 Labour Code Basic Committee Training

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Please note that registration for this course is now closed.


    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. We are unable to provide a union paid LOA for this course.

    Please note that BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination at BCGEU OHS courses. Staff will scan your vaccine passport and confirm your identification upon arrival.

    The use of high quality masks also continues to be required in all BCGEU buildings, and at BCGEU courses hosted in other venues. Upon arrival, BCGEU members will be provided with KN95 masks for use during the course. Employer representatives or members of other unions will need to bring their own KN95, N95 or equivalent mask.

    Participants will also need to follow other measures in our Covid-19 safety plan for our BCGEU OHS courses, which includes health screening and physical distancing.

    As you know, Covid-19 public health measures are regularly updated, so more changes to the requirements for our courses may occur in the weeks and months to come. We will do our best to keep you informed and up to date. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

    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 23 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, even from other unions.

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

    We are committed to making our courses accessible to all learners. We provide additional supports for learners as needed, including ASL interpretation. Please contact us for more information and to make arrangements to support your participation.

  • OHS - Area 03 Labour Code Prevention of Violence

    Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, 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. We are unable to provide a union paid LOA for this course.

    Please note that BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination at BCGEU OHS courses. Staff will scan your vaccine passport and confirm your identification upon arrival.

    The use of high quality masks also continues to be required in all BCGEU buildings, and at BCGEU courses hosted in other venues. Upon arrival, BCGEU members will be provided with KN95 masks for use during the course. Employer representatives or members of other unions will need to bring their own KN95, N95 or equivalent mask.

    Participants will also need to follow other measures in our Covid-19 safety plan for our BCGEU OHS courses, which includes health screening and physical distancing.

    As you know, Covid-19 public health measures are regularly updated, so more changes to the requirements for our courses may occur in the weeks and months to come. We will do our best to keep you informed and up to date. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

    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 23 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, even from other unions.

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

    We are committed to making our courses accessible to all learners. We provide additional supports for learners as needed, including ASL interpretation. Please contact us for more information and to make arrangements to support your participation.

  • Online OHS Anti-Bullying (2 Hours) - Morning

    Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 09:00 AM

    Please note that registration for this course is closed due to low registration.


    Note: Please ensure that you have approval from your employer prior to applying for this EMPLOYER PAID training. We are unable to provide a union paid LOA for this course.

    Anti-bullying and Harassment Training

    Bullying has become such a concern that government, unions and workplaces are recognizing the issue of bullying must be dealt with. We now have legislation, and many organizations have policy and/or collective agreement language, but we need training to fully understand the issue of bullying and what to do about it as workers, as employers and as a union. This course will educate and provide you with the skills to address bullying in the workplace in order to make it a safe and comfortable place to work.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • Definition of what is bullying and what is not considered bullying
    • Causes of bullying
    • Legal requirements – Workers Compensation Board and collective agreement language
    • How to address the issue
    • Social media and cyber-bullying or harassment
    • Prevention strategies and actions

    Before registering, make sure you can access zoom, by clicking the following link (laptop or PC with webcam recommended): https://zoom.us/test

    This course is limited to 25 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.

    We are committed to making our courses accessible to all learners. We provide additional supports for learners as needed, including ASL interpretation. Please contact us for more information and to make arrangements to support your participation.

  • Online OHS Anti-Bullying (2 Hours) - Afternoon

    Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 01:00 PM

    Note: Please ensure that you have approval from your employer prior to applying for this EMPLOYER PAID training. We are unable to provide a union paid LOA for this course.

    Anti-bullying and Harassment Training

    Bullying has become such a concern that government, unions and workplaces are recognizing the issue of bullying must be dealt with. We now have legislation, and many organizations have policy and/or collective agreement language, but we need training to fully understand the issue of bullying and what to do about it as workers, as employers and as a union. This course will educate and provide you with the skills to address bullying in the workplace in order to make it a safe and comfortable place to work.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • Definition of what is bullying and what is not considered bullying
    • Causes of bullying
    • Legal requirements – Workers Compensation Board and collective agreement language
    • How to address the issue
    • Social media and cyber-bullying or harassment
    • Prevention strategies and actions

    Before registering, make sure you can access zoom, by clicking the following link (laptop or PC with webcam recommended): https://zoom.us/test

    This course is limited to 25 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.

    We are committed to making our courses accessible to all learners. We provide additional supports for learners as needed, including ASL interpretation. Please contact us for more information and to make arrangements to support your participation.