Virtual 2021 Basic Steward and OH&S Training

Upcoming Steward Workshops:

Registration Information:
Stewards may register by logging into My Events Registration. Workshops are listed under Steward Education events.

Virtual Basic Steward Training (3 days in series)
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 a Virtual 3-day series Basic Steward Training.  Participants attending must commit to all three days as follows:

February 22-24, 2021
March 15-17, 2021

Basic Steward Training is for chief, assistant or general stewards who have not previously attended Basic Steward Training.  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: HSA structure, role of the steward, advocacy skills, grievance handling and contract interpretation.

Virtual OH&S Steward Training (2 days in series)
HSA Occupational Health and Safety stewards and HSA representatives on workplace joint health and safety committees support their colleagues at work as well as required by legislation at all worksites.  HSA is offering a Virtual 2-day series Basic OHS Training workshop.  Participants attending must commit to both days in the series as follows:

February 8 & 9, 2021
April 12 & 13, 2021

Basic Occupational Health and Safety Training is for OHS Steward, Alternates and members of their Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee who have not previously attended Basic OHS training.  Workshop content includes: roles, rights and responsibilities of safety stewards and joint occupational health and safety representatives.  Participants will learn about the role of the Workers' Compensation Board, occupational health and safety regulations, hazard identification, incident investigations, worksite inspections and making recommendations.

Priority for these courses will be given to new stewards and representatives on joint occupational health and safety (JOHS) committees who have not previously attended Basic Steward & Basic OHS workshops.

Register early, space is limited.  To register for these workshops log into My Events Registration using the prompts provided. Workshops are listed under Steward Education events.  Please call the HSA office at 604.517.0994 or 1.800.663.6119 if you do not know your HSA member ID number