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The BCFED OH&S Centre Has Scheduled a Repeated Run of Their Free COVID-19 Related Webinars

Repeated run of the BC Federation of Labour free webinars! OH&S Committee role during COVID-19 Tuesday May 26, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Participants will understand the role and responsibility joint occupational health and safety committees have during this unprecedented pandemic; including how to identify potential COVID-19 hazards, Inspecting the workplace for potential means of

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Changes to How Hearing Tests Will Be Conducted

Audio Lab is part of phase 2 in reopening BC businesses which means we will be able to offer our hearing test and respirator fit testing services in the upcoming weeks. Due to COVID-19 and the physical distance requirements of 6 feet, WorkSafeBC has made changes on how hearing tests will be conducted for the

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Day of Mourning 2020

This year the long running Kamloops and District Labour Council Day of Mourning Ceremony has had to be cancelled due to the Pandemic and closure of City Facilities. Traditionally, Day of Mourning ceremonies and events have helped us mark an important day in our movement, allowing workers and families to come together every year to mourn for the

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Building Trades Council welcomes WorkSafe responding to worker complaints

BCBT calls creation of ‘inspectional initiative’ a positive first step The BC Building Trades council is calling the new “inspectional initiative” announced by WorkSafeBC to address sanitation on construction sites a positive first step. The initiative was launched in response to concerns raised by BCBT about poor health and safety on construction sites. BCBT was

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Short term extensions of Occupational First Aid Certificates

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, WorkSafeBC is granting extensions on any occupational first aid, or equivalent certificates, that are due to expire between March 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020. These certificates will now be acceptable in the workplace for 90 days beyond their original expiry date. Read More: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/news-events/announcements/2020/March/short-term-extensions-of-occupational-first-aid-certificates  

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Guidance to Construction Sites Operating During COVID-19

Guidance to construction sites operating during COVID-19 As the challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak continue to shift, the B.C. government and B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, are taking unprecedented measures to slow the transmission of COVID-19. Recently, Dr. Henry issued an order under the BC’s Public Health Act prohibiting the gathering of

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