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OHS - Area 01 Labour Code Women's Health & Safety

June 23, 2022 at 9:00am - June 23, 2022 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 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].

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 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.

Will you come?