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OHS - Area 03 Labour Code Workplace Ergonomics

April 12, 2022 at 9:00am - April 12, 2022 at 4:30pm
BCGEU - Lower Mainland Area Office
2920 Virtual Way 130 Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4 Canada
BCGEU Area 03 ·

Please note that registration for this course is now closed.


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 participants 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 masks is required in all BCGEU buildings, in all public spaces. The vaccine passport and use of masks is required by order of the PHO https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions

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 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.