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Health and Safety

If you are interested in getting involved with Health and Safety issues in BC or would like more information about H&S in the BC Region, send us an email. The BC Regional Council Health and Safety Coordinator is Linda Harding and Sharon Barbour is the PSAC staff person with the H&S portfolio in BC. Scroll down this page for H&S related information and and news.

May 28, 2019 - 12:56pm •
The BC government is undertaking a formal and independent review of the workers' compensation system. This review will provide recommendations back to government on ways to improve the current system to better support injured workers and to increase the confidence of workers and employers in the system. The review is being led by retired labour lawyer Janet Patterson, who was appointed in April 2019. The review will assess:
May 8, 2019 - 2:11pm •
"Mobilize for healthier, safer and respectful workplaces"
May 3, 2019 - 8:57am •
Grant’s Law was put in place to safeguard our exposed and vulnerable late night workers who often work alone and exposed to higher rates of violence in the workplace. These workers are very often young workers as well, starting out in their careers in the workforce.
April 25, 2019 - 10:51am •
  Who’s counting? April 28 is the National Day of Mourning when we remember those who have lost their lives or suffered injury and illness because of their work.
April 23, 2019 - 9:49am •
April 28 is the labour movement’s most solemn day. Every year, thousands of workers, friends and families of fallen workers gather at ceremonies across Canada to recognize the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. As we mourn for the dead, the Canadian Labour Congress continues to fight for the living. Find an event near you:
January 22, 2019 - 9:54am •
PSAC produces a wide variety of toolkits, booklets and resource guides for activists and Locals. We have collected them here as a resource for members. If you would like a printed copy of any of these materials, contact your regional office or PSAC Representative. updated May 2019
August 23, 2018 - 3:07pm •
Friends, We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2018 BC Regional H&S conference being held on Saturday and Sunday, December 15-16 at the Radisson Hotel in Richmond BC. The application deadline is October 5, 2018. Applications received after this date will be placed on a wait list according to the date and time received and considered for any remaining seats.
July 28, 2018 - 12:43pm •
PSAC has produced a number of videos that may be of use to Locals and activists and we've gathered them in one place here at the website. About PSAC This video explains how the Public Service Alliance of Canada works. PSAC represents more than 170,000 workers in every province and territory in Canada and in locations around the world. Our members work for federal government departments and agencies, Crown Corporations, universities, casinos, community services agencies, Aboriginal communities, airports, and the security sector among others.
July 23, 2018 - 9:23am •
The BC Federation of Labour is hiring 3 Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) facilitator coordinators to work in the BCFED OHS Centre. This is a great opportunity for people who have OHS facilitating experience in subject areas, such as OHS committees, mental health, bullying and harassment, OHS supervisor training and /or building a psychologically healthy workplace. Please share the job posting with your members and networks. The posting closes 5:00 pm, August 17th.  The posting is attached. 
April 26, 2018 - 10:25am •
PSAC statement on the Day of Mourning, April 28, 2018 On April 28, the Day of Mourning, we remember all those who have been killed or injured because of their work. Today we also commit to protect the living and ensure that we can prevent, and actively address, harassment and violence in the workplace.

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Health and Safety Activism November 2, 2019 • Vancouver
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