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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 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 19, 2020 - 12:00am •
PSAC produces a wide variety of toolkits, booklets and resource guides for activists, Locals and Branches, and Regional Committees and Area Councils. 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 2020
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.
May 4, 2020 - 9:51am •
The coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19) is causing stress and anxiety for many of us. As a result of this virus, our habits and ways of doing things have changed drastically and suddenly. COVID-19 has also plunged us into a period of uncertainty. In this context, it is normal to try to understand what is happening to us and to want to find ways to manage the situation.PSAC in the NCR, Quebec and the Atlantic are teaming up to offer a webinar presentation on this topic and members in BC are invited to join in.
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 22, 2020 - 8:44am •
The PSAC offices in Vancouver and Victoria will be continue to be closed and staff will be teleworking until June 30, 2020. PSAC has made this decision given that information shared by public health authorities leads us to believe that a return to work in our offices is unlikely before the summer. We will continue to follow the recommendations of public health officials and will continue to update our membership as the situation evolves.

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