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.

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.
August 2, 2018 - 10:54am •
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 August 2018 with the PSAC Employment Equity Toolkit, 2018 version.
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.
April 26, 2017 - 9:57am •
The National Day of Mourning, held on April 28, was established to remember those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job. It also recognizes those who have worked tirelessly to prevent exposures, injuries and fatalities on the job and to celebrate their victories.?
April 25, 2017 - 10:24am •
The Canadian Mental Health Association is asking Canadians to GET LOUD for mental health. To GET LOUD means speaking out against the discrimination and stigma directed at people with mental illnesses. It means taking action and using your voice to raise awareness and build support for those around you and for yourself.
March 2, 2017 - 4:20pm •
December 16, 2016 - 8:56am •
The federal government has announced its commitment to banning asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018. This is a long-awaited decision; PSAC has been calling on the federal government to ban the import, export and manufacturing of asbestos for years.
November 25, 2016 - 11:46am •
PSAC is taking the ongoing campaign to ban asbestos directly to the Prime Minister. National President Robyn Benson launched the union’s new ban asbestos postcard initiative during PSAC’s National Health and Safety conference in Montreal last weekend.

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