Mask usage in BCGEU buildings
(Updated Apr 27, 2023)
Effective immediately, we are making a change to our building protocols regarding mask usage in our buildings.
Mask use is now optional in our buildings, including in common areas and meeting rooms.
Staff and visitors to BCGEU buildings may, of course, continue to use masks and other layers of protection based on their own comfort and risk factors. We ask that we respect others and wear masks if requested in groups.
Please be reminded that no one should attend BCGEU buildings if they have active cold or flu-like symptoms.
OHS - Labour Code Online Basic Committee Training
March 15, 2022 at 9:00am - March 15, 2022 at 4:30pm
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.
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 - Modules 1 & 2:
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
This course is limited to 25 spots so register early to avoid disappointment.