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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, October 26, 2021 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 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 the BCGEU will require the use of masks in all BCGEU buildings, in all public spaces. This is required by order of the PHO (link to the order here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions#masks). 

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

    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 Labour Code Workplace Ergonomics

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021 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 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 the BCGEU will require the use of masks in all BCGEU buildings, in all public spaces. This is required by order of the PHO (link to the order here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions#masks). 

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

    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].

    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, 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 Women's Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Thursday, October 28, 2021 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 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 the BCGEU will require the use of masks in all BCGEU buildings, in all public spaces. This is required by order of the PHO (link to the order here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions#masks). 

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

    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].

    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, 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 12 Labour Code Basic Committee Training

    Wednesday, November 03, 2021 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Northwest Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada

    This course has been cancelled.


    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 the BCGEU will require the use of masks in all BCGEU buildings, in all public spaces. This is required by order of the PHO (link to the order here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions#masks). 

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

    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 DiscriminationIntroduction to the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety RegulationRoles and responsibilities of the employer, supervisor, workers and committeesHazard identification and control measuresIntroduction to workplace inspections and incident investigationsCommittee structure, job description and committee evaluations

    This course is limited to 8 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 Basic Committee Training

    Wednesday, November 03, 2021 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 the BCGEU will require the use of masks in all BCGEU buildings, in all public spaces. This is required by order of the PHO (link to the order here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions#masks). 

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

    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 12 Labour Code Building Effective Committees

    Thursday, November 04, 2021 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Northwest Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada

    This course has been cancelled.


    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 the BCGEU will require the use of masks in all BCGEU buildings, in all public spaces. This is required by order of the PHO (link to the order here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions#masks). 

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

    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].

    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 committeeGroup 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 committeeLearn how to conduct an annual committee evaluation

    This course is limited to 6 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 Building Effective Committees

    Thursday, November 04, 2021 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 the BCGEU will require the use of masks in all BCGEU buildings, in all public spaces. This is required by order of the PHO (link to the order here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions#masks). 

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

    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].

    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 22 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 08 Labour Code Basic OHS Committee Training

    Tuesday, November 09, 2021 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - East Kootenay Area Office in Cranbrook, BC, Canada

    This course has been cancelled - please check back for future course 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. We are unable to provide a union paid LOA for this course.

    Please note that the BCGEU will require the use of masks in all BCGEU buildings, in all public spaces. This is required by order of the PHO (link to the order here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions#masks). 

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

    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 16 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 05 Labour Code Basic Committee Training

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Kamloops Area Office in Kamloops, 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 the BCGEU will require the use of masks in all BCGEU buildings, in all public spaces. This is required by order of the PHO (link to the order here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions#masks). 

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

    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 13 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 Labour Code Basic Committee Training

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021 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 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 the BCGEU will require the use of masks in all BCGEU buildings, in all public spaces. This is required by order of the PHO (link to the order here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions#masks). 

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

    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 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, 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.