The BCGEU is a leader in advocating for better health and safety at the workplace and across the province.
The BCGEU's OHS department works to prevent physical and psychological injury to our members, to empower and enable workers to go home safe and healthy at the end of their workday.
The department develops health and safety courses, trains worker facilitators, schedules courses, and supports their delivery. Overall, the BCGEU puts on almost 250 OHS courses, training about 3,000 people each year.
The department also provides support to worker health and safety representatives, BCGEU components and BCGEU staff. Our staff liaise with the WCB to support members' concerns, participate in reviews and provide input into regulatory changes. We work broadly with the labour community to build public support for improved health and safety conditions, and represent the BCGEU at the WCB and on regional and provincial OHS committees in a number of sectors.