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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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  • Labour Code OHS - Online Basic Committee Training

    Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 09:00 AM

    Registration for this course is now closed. Please check https://events.bcgeu.ca/ohs for upcoming dates.


    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.

    This is an introductory course offered to union appointed committee members in the non-government sector. BCGEU courses are also open to other OHS committee representatives, such as employer reps or worker reps from other unions. 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:

    August 12, 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 24 spots so register early  to avoid disappointment.

  • OHS Online - Anti-Bullying & Harassment

    Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 09:00 AM

    Registration for this course is now closed. Please check https://events.bcgeu.ca/ohs for upcoming dates.

     


    Note: Please ensure that you have approval from your employer prior to applying for this EMPLOYER PAID 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.

  • Labour Code OHS - Online Basic Committee Training

    Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 09:00 AM

    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.

    This is an introductory course offered to union appointed committee members in the non-government sector. BCGEU courses are also open to other OHS committee representatives, such as employer reps or worker reps from other unions. 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:

    August 26, 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 24 spots so register early  to avoid disappointment.