2014 Basic Steward Training and Basic OH&S Steward Training

2014 Basic Steward Training

Stewards play a vital role in the union. Particularly important is the steward's role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance procedure. In recognition of the need for educating new stewards in these areas, HSA is offering four 3-day Basic Steward Training workshops at the HSA office as follows -

Dates: January 13 – 15, 2014

              February 3 – 5, 2014

              February 24 – 26, 2014

              March 10 – 12, 2014

Location: HSA Office, 300 – 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

The focus of this training session is for new, inexperienced HSA chief, assistant or general stewards who have received no previous training from HSA. Enrolment is limited, so experienced stewards or safety stewards who have attended previous workshops may only attend if there is space in the workshop.

The workshop will familiarize new stewards with the structure of HSA and promote skills to enable stewards to function confidently in their role. Workshop content includes:

- how HSA works as a union
- role of the steward
- advocacy skills
- leadership skills
- contract interpretation
- grievance handling

2014 Basic OH&S Steward Training

Occupational health and safety issues are very important to HSA members, and OH&S stewards play a vital role in promoting a safe work environment and helping to prevent injuries. These workshops are participatory and discussion oriented. We encourage you to bring examples from your workplace for discussion. HSA is offering three 2-day OH&S steward training workshops at the HSA office as follows -

Dates: January 20 & 21, 2014

             February 17 & 18, 2014

             March 3 & 4, 2014

Location: HSA Office, 300 – 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

Priority will be given to new HSA OH&S stewards and to OH&S stewards who have not previously attended HSA OH&S workshops. Workshop participants will discuss:

- rights and responsibilities of safety stewards
- role of the WCB
- occupational health and safety regulations Ÿ
- accident investigation / prevention
- role of a steward on the joint occupational health & safety committee
- workload / stress
- violence in the workplace
- musculoskeletal injuries
- harassment & bullying as workplace hazards

Stewards can register by logging in to the Event Registration. The workshops will be listed Steward Education events.