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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 05 Labour Code OHS Risk Assessment

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022 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 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].

    OHS Risk Assessment (New!)

    The BCGEU is excited to introduce our new Occupational Health and Safety training course for OHS representatives in the Lower Mainland area. This 8 hour course will provide you with a better understanding of the risk assessments required at worksites in order to ensure the health and safety of workers.

    In this course, you will learn about your role and responsibilities in required risk assessments for working alone, First Aid, violence, exposure control plans, and ergonomics. A practical component is included in this course, participants will work through a variety of scenarios in order to enhance your learning experience.

    This course is limited to 15 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 - Labour Code Online Basic Committee Training

    Tuesday, December 06, 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:

    • 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.

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  • OHS - Labour Code Online Incident Investigations

    Wednesday, December 07, 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.

    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.

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  • Online OHS Anti-Bullying (3.5 Hours)

    Thursday, December 08, 2022 at 09:00 AM

    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.

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  • OHS - Area 03 Labour Code Basic Committee Training

    Wednesday, January 11, 2023 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 some BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Please do not attend courses if you are ill.

    The use of high-quality masks continues to be required in common areas of all BCGEU buildings. 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.

    Mask usage will be optional in meetings, however if one participant asks for masks to be worn, all in attendance will comply.

    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

    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 03 Labour Code Women's Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Thursday, January 12, 2023 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 some BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Please do not attend courses if you are ill.

    The use of high-quality masks continues to be required in common areas of all BCGEU buildings. 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.

    Mask usage will be optional in meetings, however if one participant asks for masks to be worn, all in attendance will comply.

    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.

    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!

  • OHS - Area 01 Labour Code Basic Committee Training

    Tuesday, January 24, 2023 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 some BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Please do not attend courses if you are ill.

    The use of high-quality masks continues to be required in common areas of all BCGEU buildings. 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.

    Mask usage will be optional in meetings, however if one participant asks for masks to be worn, all in attendance will comply.

    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

    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, January 25, 2023 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 some BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Please do not attend courses if you are ill.

    The use of high-quality masks continues to be required in common areas of all BCGEU buildings. 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.

    Mask usage will be optional in meetings, however if one participant asks for masks to be worn, all in attendance will comply.

    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].

    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 - Area 01 Labour Code Building Effective Committees

    Thursday, January 26, 2023 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 some BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Please do not attend courses if you are ill.

    The use of high-quality masks continues to be required in common areas of all BCGEU buildings. 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.

    Mask usage will be optional in meetings, however if one participant asks for masks to be worn, all in attendance will comply.

    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

    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.