From HSA BC: Unions score major Workers’ Compensation win at Supreme Court of Canada

From HSA BC: Unions score major Workers’ Compensation win at Supreme Court of Canada

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According to the HSA Website:

The Supreme Court of Canada has found that two Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) members and a Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) member who contracted breast cancer while working in the laboratory at Mission Memorial Hospital are entitled to workers’ compensation coverage. Their employer, Fraser Health Authority, fought their claims for more than a decade.

HSA President Val Avery welcomed the decision, and thanked the workers for their perseverance.

“Beginning almost 15 years ago, these union members embarked on a campaign for compensation because they were sick. Today, they are responsible for setting an important precedent for all workers,” she said.

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Federal Supervisor OH&S Courses in Vancouver & Delta

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nanaimo2To meet the increased demand for our Federal Supervisor OH&S courses, the BCFED Health & Safety Centre is offering five runs of our three most requested Federal courses in Vancouver and Delta throughout the summer and fall of 2016.  Your team can participate in 1, 2 or all 3 of these highly customized Federal specific educational opportunities.  We are hoping these courses will fit everyone's education needs as we realize we will be unable to accommodate the many in-house training requests we've received for the fall of 2016.

Our flyer gives more detail of the course times and locations: PDF Flyer

You can also register online: Course Registration Links

Give us a call if you need more information.

We look forward to having many participants take part in this Federal Health & Safety training program.

Jennifer Newman: Anti-bullying policies need to be followed to be effective

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The bullying and harassment toolkit launched by WorkSafeBC in 2013 has contributed towards healthier workplaces, but in order to be effective, managers and staff have to be willing to act and build on the policies.  That's according to workplace psychologist Jennifer Newman, who sat down with host Rick Cluff on The Early Edition to talk about why office bullying and harassment persists, and what can be done to stop it.

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Busting Myths of Earthquake Survival

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This is good content that will be topical for the next while:

http://www.straight.com/life/busting-myths-earthquake-survival

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Free 12 week OH&S ESL course starting January 19th to April 7 Vancouver offered by the BCFED OH&S Centre

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Improve your English while you learn about work safety rights. Register today!

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Al Bieksa presenting Improving ‘RTW Outcomes’

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Al Bieksa gave a great presentation to the CSSE Lower Mainland dinner meeting at the Firefighters Hall last night. Register to join us at our next Return to Work course.

 

Farmers rally against Bill 6 at Alberta legislature

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Perplexing in this day and age to see protests over basic OHS standards.

Alberta is the only jurisdiction in Canada without coverage for farm and ranch workers.

Farmers rally against Bill 6 at Alberta legislature

Positive change in Alberta OHS standards

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There was a more than disappointing response by some Farmers to Alberta NDP's new farm safety bill. 1000s signed a petition against the new safety legistlation.

The 27 jobs that are most damaging to your health

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In a recent article from Business Insider, they report the resutls of the jobs that are most damaging to your health via O*NET measures of six health risks in each of the 974 occupations that they review.

Free 12 week Occupational Health & Safety ESL course

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Register today for our free 12 week Occupational Health & Safety ESL course.

Together 2015

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Drop by the OHS Centre table at the Together 2015 conference for a chance to win a Roadside Emergency Kit!

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Register early to receive 10% off our usual course price.