2013 Schedule online now!
The BCFED Health & Safety Centre was first established to help train workers and workplace representatives so they could act with confidence and competence on their considerable legal rights and responsibilities as provided by occupational health and safety law. Meeting and exceeding this legislation remains a focus for the Centre. In the face of unchecked occupational hazards and much suffering, full implementation of these rights and responsibilities is an absolute necessity, socially and morally.
Since 2001, we have supported the efforts of workplace representatives in their pursuit of hazard-free workplaces. This support has ranged from the development and delivery of occupational health and safety training to answering health and safety concerns posed over the phone.
Completely funded by the BC WCB, the BCFED Health & Safety Centre has evolved into a Centre of excellence for Occupational Health and Safety training in British Columbia.
In our efforts to remove traditional barriers to Health and Safety education, we have developed programs for Occupational Health & Safety Committees, Young Workers, Immigrant Workers (ESL) and Migrant Workers.
Our unique perspective on occupational health and safety also separates us from other training service providers. We avoid band-aid solutions and victim blaming tactics. Instead, we help get to the root of the problem to control hazardous work conditions or better yet eliminate them altogether.
Counting thousands of individuals, unions and companies over the years as clients, we know our unique participatory approach is proven effective. With an experienced staff, the BCFED Health & Safety Centre is well-positioned to help meet your occupational health and safety training needs.
To learn more about the many ways WE CAN HELP contact us today.
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week raises awareness for employers, workers, and the general public on the importance of preventing injury and illness both in the workplace and at home.
The BCFED Health & Safety Centre has scheduled its most popular and effective training programs during this week. These programs will be offered in communities across the Lower Mainland.
Register early to avoid disappointment!
Langley. New Westminster.
The BCFED Health & Safety Centre has produced a new poster to recognize the annual April 28th Day of Mourning.
This poster will be included in future course materials.
Lack of sleep, higher workload increases likelihood of injuries
A study released this week connects noisy work places to heart disease in many employees. The study released by researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver shows that workplace noise can, and does have a significant impact on employee health; especially heart disease.
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. - Construction workers in Metro Vancouver are being nailed by a scam that preys on out-of-work labourers.
North Vancouver RCMP say victims thought they had been hired by an out-of-province construction company but instead were chiseled for the cost of replacement tools.