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April 2020

Day of Mourning

April 28 @ 10:45 am
Jack Poole Plaza, 1075 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3L5 Canada
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On April 28th at 10:45am WorkSafeBC, the B.C. Federation of Labour, the Vancouver District Labour Council, and the Business Council of British Columbia will co-host a Day of Mourning ceremony at Jack Poole Plaza, where the Line of Work Memorial dedication to British Columbia workers is located. Join us in remembering workers in British Columbia who lost their lives as a result of work-related injury or disease. Order complimentary decals or posters for your workplace or your Day of Mourning…

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Webinar: Government and health and safety support for BC manufacturers and food processors – Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Where can employers and employees find help doing essential business during this pandemic?   Join BC Minister of Labour Harry Bains, with Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC CEO Lisa McGuire and Occupational Hygienist Jasmine Kalsi for a webinar and town hall discussion of government programs and health and safety supports for employers and employees. What government is doing to safeguard food processing and manufacturing businesses and employees to protect our province’s essential supply chain What you need to know about financial…

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May 2020

North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week

May 3 - May 9
British Columbia Canada

The goal during NAOSH Week is to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community. Safety and Health Week can still be celebrated in many ways that don't involve large gatherings or person-to-person-contact. Why not try holding a virtual event this year? Visit the North American Occupational Safety and Health website for more information on virtual events and other ways to become involved as…

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Webinar: Ergonomics tips for working from home – Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online Webinar British Columbia Canada

Working from home presents a unique set of challenges. You may not have a dedicated office space at home with a real desk and office chair. Or you may be sharing workspace with family members. Whatever your working space looks like, there are steps you can take to avoid a backache, sore neck, or headache.  Learn how to choose the right space to set up your workstation  Discover hacks you can use to make your home setup better fit your needs  Learn best practices…

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National Road Safety Week

May 12 - May 18
British Columbia Canada

Canada Safety Council’s annual awareness campaign focuses on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: sober and alert driving, seat-belt use, and intersection-related incidents involving drivers, riders and pedestrians.

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Webinar: Answering your COVID-19 health questions – Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online Webinar British Columbia Canada

Reopening and protecting workers in the plant  What do you need to know to reopen your manufacturing or food processing business safely—or to ensure your people are protected and your essential business stays open? Join Medical Health Officer Michael Schwandt, Vancouver Coastal Health and Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC CEO Lisa McGuire for a discussion of key factors in reopening and protecting workers.   Find out:  Critical factors to keep workers safe and your doors open   Key considerations to keep the virus out of the plant  Important things to…

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July 2020

National Injury Prevention Day

July 6
British Columbia Canada

Parachute's Canada's National Injury Prevention Day is a day to raise awareness around the importance of injury prevention and aid Canadians to live long lives to the fullest through education and advocacy. Health Canada recognizes this date as an official national Health Promotion Day. Parachute Canada shares messages on the importance of injury prevention and encourages supporters to do the same, tagging their social media posts with the hashtags #ParachuteNIPD and #TurnSafetyOn. Quick facts Preventable injury kills more Canadian children than…

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Virtual Workshop: You Matter – Build your Covid-19 Resiliency Plan- BC Municipal Safety Association

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:10 am
Virtual Workshop British Columbia Canada

An expert occupational health consultant with a background in workplace mental health will facilitate this free, interactive 70-minute workshop. Participants will reflect on how current challenges imposed by COVID-19 impact their profession and personal lives. The workshop will support participants to create a personalized resiliency plan to address their unique stress-points across the entire spectrum of needs: physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual. Space is limited to 10 participants, but other dates may be offered for this session.

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Webinar: Situation Not Normal – Is Your Mind on Your Driving?

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online Webinar British Columbia Canada

Take action to improve the safety of your employees who drive for work. Participate in this complimentary driving safety webinar offered by Road Safety at Work in partnership with the BC Forest Safety Council. Webinar Description When things aren’t normal, even the everyday tasks we perform -- like driving -- can be affected. We may not even realize that how we’re feeling is affecting how we’re driving. In this practical webinar, employees and employers will: Learn to identify the factors that…

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Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance – Operation safe driver week

July 12 - July 18
British Columbia Canada

During Operation Safe Driver Week, law enforcement agencies across North America engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at combating unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial motor vehicle and passenger-vehicle drivers. Activities are held across the United States, Canada and Mexico with the goal of increasing commercial vehicle and non-commercial vehicle traffic enforcement, safety belt enforcement, driver roadside inspections and driver regulatory compliance. In addition to enforcement, education is an important component of Operation Safe Driver Week. Law…

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