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B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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 - Penticton Labour Code Basic Committee Training

    Tuesday, April 07, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Sandman Hotel in Penticton, BC, Canada

    Please note - 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.

    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 8 seats so register early to avoid disappointment.

    Please note that course participants are responsible for their own lunches.

    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!

    Sold out
  • CANCELLED - OHS - Area 08 Labour Code Women's Health and Safety

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - East Kootenay Area Office in Cranbrook, BC, Canada

    Please note - 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.

    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 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.

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

    Sold out
  • CANCELLED - OHS - Area 07 Labour Code Incident Investigations

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Okanagan Area Office in Kelowna, BC, Canada

    Please note - 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.

    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 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.

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

    Sold out
  • CANCELLED - OHS - Area 07 Labour Code Building Effective Committees

    Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Okanagan Area Office in Kelowna, BC, Canada

    Please note - 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. 

    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 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.

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

    Sold out
  • OHS - Area 05 Labour Code Basic Committee Training

    Tuesday, May 05, 2020 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.

    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!

  • OHS - Area 10 Labour Code Workplace Ergonomics

    Tuesday, May 05, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Peace River Area Office in Fort St. John, 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, 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!

  • OHS - Area 06 Labour Code Women's Health and Safety

    Tuesday, May 05, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Cariboo Area Office in Williams Lake, 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.

    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!

  • OHS - Area 05 Labour Code Incident Investigations

    Wednesday, May 06, 2020 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.

    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!

  • OHS - Area 09 Labour Code Building Effective Committees

    Wednesday, May 06, 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. 

    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 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!

  • OHS - Area 10 Labour Code Building Effective Committees

    Wednesday, May 06, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Peace River Area Office in Fort St. John, 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. 

    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!