2020 PUBLIC SESSIONS
The BCFED Health & Safety Centre has released our 2020 public course schedule. You can view the public schedule (on the last page) and course descriptions at the link below.
If you are a member of the Health and Safety Committee in your workplace, please review the 2020 course schedule and make it part of your education planning at your next committee meeting, highlighting the mandatory legislative requirements noted below in this message.
If you are not on a committee, please forward this email to members of your workplace committees.
We have had unprecedented uptake to our workshops. To avoid disappointment and take advantage of early bird rates, register soon.
Course Guide and Schedule (PDF)
With over 300 scheduled courses in 50 locations across BC, our training should be available at a time and place convenient for you.With a minimum guarantee of 10 participants, we may be able to provide in-house courses at your workplace. To initiate a request for a cost quote and availability use our Request an in-house session form.
The BCFED OH&S Centre is the largest training provider of Joint Occupational Health & Safety education in BC. Since 2001 the Centre has developed training by utilizing adult-oriented learning techniques aimed at preparing workplace parties to play a proactive role in the prevention of injuries and diseases.
WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT
The following sections to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation took effect April 3, 2017:
• Section 3.27: Establishes the mandatory minimum training and education for joint committee members and worker health and safety representatives. (*This is in addition to the annual eight-hour education entitlement for OHS Committee members in Section 135 of the Workers Compensation Act)
• Section 3.26: Requires an annual evaluation to measure the effectiveness of joint committees.
• Section 3.28: Clarifies the meaning of “participation” in section 174 of the Workers Compensation Act by providing three additional examples of participation by worker and employer representatives in a workplace incident investigation.
The BCFED Health & Safety Centre education courses reflect and comply with these important changes.
• OHS Committee Part 1 (Fundamentals) - Complies with mandatory eight-hour training for new Committee members outcomes in section 3.27, subsection 4) a-f)
• Improving Committee Effectiveness – Assisting workplace parties with performing the mandatory written annual evaluation as per section 3.26
• Incident Investigations - Provides the skills for workplace parties to effectively participate in Investigations as per section 3.28
Funded by the Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia and hosted by the BC Federation of Labour, the BC FED OH&S Centre is the largest provider of this type of training in the province.