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BC Federation of Labour occupational health and safety courses

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EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO HEALTH AND SAFETY EDUCATION

The BC Federation of Labour's Occupational Health and Safety Education Project is now offering the basic course worker representatives and health and safety committee members need to be effective, as well as advanced courses on specific topics. These courses are only open to OH&S stewards who are members of their worksite's Joint OH&S Committee and can be taken in addition to HSA's two-day OH&S course.

These courses meet the criteria for the eight-hour annual educational leave you are entitled to under the law. Your wages and reasonable course fees must be paid by your employer.

Of particular interest to new committee members or worker reps, the basic course covers the OH&S Regulation, OH&S programs, safety inspections, accident investigations, safety committees and refusing unsafe work.

Upcoming basic course sessions
Note: Unless otherwise indicated, course hours are 8:30 am ... 4:30 pm and the course registration fee is $85.00.

100 Mile House - Thursday, September 11, 2003
Fire Department Complex, 385 Horse Lake Road

Vancouver - Tuesday, September 23, 2003
BC Federation of Labour, 200 - 5118 Joyce Street

Vancouver - Thursday, October 23, 2003
BC Federation of Labour, 200 - 5118 Joyce Street

One-day advanced course - "Exposure to workplace toxins: protecting our health & environment"
Co-sponsored by the BC Federation of Labour Health & Safety Education Project and the Labour Environmental Alliance. Course hours are 8:30 am ... 4:30 pm and the course registration fee is $85.00.

Victoria - Tuesday, September 16, 2003
BCGEU Office, 2994 Douglas Street

Burnaby - Saturday, October 4, 2003
Simon Fraser University, West Mall Complex, Room 3520 (3rd Floor)

One-day advanced course - "Workplace ergonomics"
Course hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and the course registration fee is $85.00.

Vancouver - Tuesday, September 30, 2003
BC Federation of Labour, 200 - 5118 Joyce Street

Revelstoke - Thursday, October 16, 2003
Best Western, 1901 Lafond Blvd

Golden - Friday, October 17, 2003
Golden Town Hall, Meeting Room, 810 ... 9th Avenue South

Vancouver - Tuesday, October 28, 2003
BC Federation of Labour, 200 - 5118 Joyce Street

For more information and future course dates, contact the Federation at 604-430-1421 or check their web site (or e-mail fed_ohs_ed@telus.net). The Occupational Health and Safety Education Project is funded by the Workers' Compensation Board.

N O T E If you are taking any of these courses as your annual leave entitlement, you must arrange this through your health and safety committee and your employer before you register.

Download application form (PDF file - Adobe Acrobat required)

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