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BRUSH (H&S) Committee

The BRUSH (BC Region Union Safety & Health) Committee is comprised of Health & Safety activists from across BritishColumbia and is chaired by the Health & Safety Coordinator of the B.C.Regional Council.The committee is devoted to the inclusion, promotion of, and education around workplace Health & Safety. The committee meets regularly to discuss these issues.

If you are interested in getting involved with the BRUSH or would like more information about H&S in the BC Region, email Sharon Barbour, the PSAC staff person with the H&S portfolio in BC. Click for previous meeting minutes and more information.

Scroll down this page for H&S related information and and news.

June 11, 2020 - 10:25am •
Returning to Work & Covid-19; Family and Health Barriers Are you or someone in your household at high-risk if you contract Covid-19? Do you have child or elder care obligations that you’re concerned about meeting because of Covid-19? Are you worried about how you will balance work and family?
May 27, 2020 - 2:13pm •
By the end of this discussion you will understand the basic steps in refusing dangerous work. We will talk about some of the challenges in work refusals for ‘invisible’ dangers like COVID-19, and answer participant’s questions about work refusals. PSAC BC members in federally and provincially regulated workplaces and members of your household are welcome to participate.
May 21, 2020 - 1:50pm •
PSAC BC has scheduled a webinar on returning to work after the pandemic. In order to accommodate members' schedules, this webinar will be delivered twice   Session 1 – Tuesday, June 9 at 6:00 pm (1 hour) register online here  Session 2 – Wednesday, June 10 at 12:00 pm (noon) (1 hour) register online here Returning to Work & Covid-19; Family and Health Barriers
May 20, 2020 - 11:59am •
PSAC BC has scheduled a webinar on the right to refuse. In order to accommodate members' schedules, this webinar will be delivered twice
May 14, 2020 - 10:49am •
A recording of the webinar delivered by PSAC BC containing a general overview of ergonomic issues for members teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 23, 2020 - 1:05pm •
In addition to remembering the almost 200 BC workers that died because of work-related injuries and illnesses last year, the Day of Mourning is a call to action. The grave impact of COVID-19 on PSAC members and workers across Canada strengthens our resolve and fight for safe and healthy conditions in the workplace.
April 16, 2020 - 9:41am •
A recording of the webinar delivered by PSAC BC containing a general overview of worker’s health and safety rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will identify the key players in workplace health and safety, review three fundamental health and safety rights, provide a roadmap to address your concerns, and answer your questions about your health and safety at work.
April 7, 2020 - 8:54am •
PSAC BC is holding a webinar that aims to provide a general overview of worker’s health and safety rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information provided will apply to all federally or provincially regulated workers, all PSAC BC members are welcome. Theres one scheduled for April 14 starting at 6PM and one April 15 at noon. Sign up for the one that works best for your schedule at the link.

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