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BRUSH (H&S) Committee

The BRUSH (BC Region Union Safety & Health) Committee is comprised of Health & Safety activists from across BritishColumbia and is chaired by the Health & Safety Coordinator of the B.C.Regional Council.The committee is devoted to the inclusion, promotion of, and education around workplace Health & Safety. The committee meets regularly to discuss these issues.

If you are interested in getting involved with the BRUSH or would like more information about H&S in the BC Region, email Sharon Barbour, the PSAC staff person with the H&S portfolio in BC. Click for previous meeting minutes and more information.

Scroll down this page for H&S related information and and news.

health and safety
February 11, 2021 - 4:04pm •
Friends, We are pleased to invite PSAC members in BC to participate in the 2021 BC Regional Health and Safety Conference being held on Friday March 19 to Sunday March 21 via Zoom. The conference is scheduled to begin at 1:00PM on Friday March 19 and will close at 12:00PM on Sunday, March 21. The theme for this conference is: Where Does the Employer’s Responsibility End and Ours Begin?
December 2, 2020 - 9:15am •
To: BRUSH Members Re: Organizing Committee for the PSAC BC 2021 Health & Safety Conference PSAC BC is seeking applications from members of the BRUSH Committee who are interested in organizing the PSAC BC 2021 Health & Safety Conference.
November 24, 2020 - 3:55pm •
PSAC BC is hosting an educational webinar designed to give members a general overview of the upcoming changes to the Canada Labour Code Pt. II and the Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations impacting federally regulated workers across Canada. The webinar will be held twice:
November 3, 2020 - 9:05am •
Everyone is encouraged to take this important survey.
June 11, 2020 - 10:25am •
Returning to Work & Covid-19; Family and Health Barriers Are you or someone in your household at high-risk if you contract Covid-19? Do you have child or elder care obligations that you’re concerned about meeting because of Covid-19? Are you worried about how you will balance work and family?
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


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