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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 - Labour Code Online Basic Committee Training

    Tuesday, July 30, 2024 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:

    • 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

    Space is limited 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.

  • OHS - Labour Code Online Incident Investigations

    Wednesday, July 31, 2024 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.

    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

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

    Space is limited 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 (3 Hours)

    Thursday, August 01, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    Zoom in Zoom, Canada

    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

    Space is limited, 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.

  • OHS - Area 01 Labour Code Basic OHS Committee Training

    Tuesday, August 06, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC, Canada

    Note: You are entitled to a minimum of 08 hours of annual OH&S training, as mandated by the Workers' Compensation Act, Section 41, 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.

    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.

    Space is limited, 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 Labour Code Incident Investigations

    Wednesday, August 07, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC, Canada

    Note: You are entitled to a minimum of 08 hours of annual OH&S training, as mandated by the Workers' Compensation Act, Section 41, 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.

    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

    Space is limited, 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 - Labour Code Online Basic Committee Training

    Wednesday, August 21, 2024 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:

    • 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

    Space is limited 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.

  • OHS - Labour Code Online Incident Investigations

    Thursday, August 22, 2024 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.

    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

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

    Space is limited 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 (3 Hours)

    Friday, August 23, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    Zoom in Zoom, Canada

    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

    Space is limited, 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.

  • OHS - Area 03 Labour Code Basic Committee Training

    Wednesday, September 18, 2024 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.

    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.

    Space is limited, 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 08 Labour Code Basic OHS Committee Training

    Wednesday, September 18, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - East Kootenay Area Office in Cranbrook, BC, Canada

    Note: You are entitled to a minimum of 08 hours of annual OH&S training, as mandated by the Workers' Compensation Act, Section 41 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.

    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.

    Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.

    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.