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OHS - Area 08 Labour Code Basic Committee Training

April 12, 2022 at 9:00am - April 12, 2022 at 4:30pm
BCGEU - East Kootenay Office
46 7th Ave S Cranbrook, BC V1C 2J1 Canada
BCGEU Area 08 ·

PLEASE NOTE: 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].

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

This course is limited to 16 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.