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OHS - Area 01 Labour Code Building Effective Committees

November 24, 2021 at 9:00am - November 24, 2021 at 4:30pm
BCGEU - Victoria Area Office
2994 Douglas St Victoria, BC V8T 4N4 Canada
BCGEU Area 01 ·

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 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.

Will you come?