CUPE Committees
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Occupational Health and Safety

This Committee works to provide a healthy, safe workplace for CUPE members and for all British Columbians. The Committee helps coordinate Health and Safety Conferences, assists with Educational Workshops and develops Health and Safety Campaigns. Fact sheets and guides on a variety of topics are also available (see below). 

Members of the committee are:

Leonard, Amber, Chair - Local 459
Annesley, Michael - Local 402
Bankiner, Sally - Local 15
Cooke, Nicole - Local 561
Dydzuk, Marie - Local 1048
Fairbrass, Sarah - Local 374
Every worker must take reasonable care to protect the worker's health and safety and the health and safety of other persons who may be affected by the worker's acts or omissions at work.
Flores, Carlos - Local 50
Harvey, Brian - Local 2773
Johnson, Brent - Local 3500
Larsen, Brian - Local 4991
Samoleski, Rosemarie - Local 5523
Smith, Isabel - Local 4177
Viala, Corey - Local 873
Wiebe, Tom - Local 402
McKenna, Tom - Staff Representative

Know Your Rights poster (please print in colour on 11x 17 paper)

Occupational Health & Safety News

Check out the 2015 OH&S Committee newsletter and find news about the Macatee Report, risk assessments and knowing your rights on common injuries and more.

Spot the Hazard campaign

CUPE BC has relaunched the Spot the Hazard campaign. Order posters, stickers and information cards from CUPE BC.  Download the information card - front and back of the card.

Health and Safety Links

Visit these web sites for more information on Occupational Health and Safety issues:

Fact Sheets & Guides

These Fact Sheets are available as pdfs:

2014 Conference Presentation - Mental Disorders and Workers Compensation, Tom McKenna.pdf7.15 MB
2014 Conference Keynote Presentation – Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace, Dr. Jennifer Newman.pdf1.02 MB
Asphalt Fact Sheet.pdf498.13 KB
Bill 14 and DTA - Employees' Responsibilities (Infonex Conference Oct 23-25 12) PowerPoint.pdf2.22 MB
Bill 14 and Parties Responsibilities - March 17 2014.pdf3.77 MB
Composting Report - SFU December 2012.pdf8.7 MB
CUPE Guide - Access to WCB Benefits Age 65 & Over - A Guide for CUPE BC Members (Revised) Oct 28 15.pdf652.42 KB
CUPE Guide - Education Assistants - WCB - Conducting a Violence Risk Assessment - April 2013.pdf772.69 KB
CUPE Guide - Obtaining Medical Evidence & Reports for WCB Claims & Appeals - A Guide for CUPE BC Members - June 3.14.pdf645.16 KB
CUPE Guide - WorkSafeBC Claims, Appeals and Employers' Use of Consultants - March 14.14.pdf411.45 KB
Disability Management Flow Chart - Who Takes Responsibility Sept 8 14.pdf304.49 KB
Due Diligence and Accident Investigations - Bills 9 and 35 - Feb 25 2016.pdf5.14 MB
Guarding Minds @ Work Survey Nov 14.pdf69.73 KB
Harassment Bullying - Rights in the Workplace - Powell River - PD - June 2015.pdf13.71 MB
Library Scanners Report - SFU December 2012.pdf1.34 MB
Lifeguard Injuries and Safety Bulletin - August 2015 - March 2016.pdf257.72 KB
Lifeguard Lung and BC Public Pools Paper_FINAL Dec 12.pdf1.38 MB
Local Actions when an Employer is Involved in a WorkSafeBC Claim or Appeal - March 2014.pdf289.77 KB
Mental Disorders and Workers Compensation - the Impact of Mental Disability Bill 14, Navigating the Paperwork & RTW-April 2016.pdf9.98 MB
Mental Health Fact Sheet Oct 24 14.pdf194.98 KB
Mental Injury Took Kit survey Oct 14.pdf527.81 KB
Notice of Continuation of Employement Past Age 65 - Sample Letter.pdf102.68 KB
Psychological Harassment,Bullying and Other Health and Safety Rights Coquitlam Feb 2015.pdf8.94 MB
Psychological Injuries in the Workplace - Injured Workers Forum - June 2015.pdf10.62 MB
Recycling Sector Injuries and Worker Safety Bulletin - October 2015.pdf320.66 KB
Repetitive Injury Claims (RSI ASTD) Power Point.pdf3.26 MB
Return to Work Fact Sheet September 2014.pdf324.31 KB
RTW Programs Power Point - CUPE Local 1004 - March 2014.pdf2.22 MB
RTW Programs Power Point - OHS Conference - October 2014.pdf5.02 MB
Table 18-3 - Impairment Classification Due to Pain Disorders Mar 14.14.pdf335.74 KB
TM Permanent Functional Impairment Pension - Disability Award Decision Review CHECKLIST Jan 27 15 .pdf487.95 KB
Wastewater Treatment Plant - CUPE Occupational Health and Safety Bulletin - October 2015.pdf448.24 KB
WCB beyond age 65490.79 KB
WCB - Form 6 - Guide to Filling Out Mar 14.14.pdf746.69 KB
WCB - Form 8 11 - Guide to Filling Out Mar 14.14.pdf647.04 KB
WCB - Form 10D90 - Guide for Filling Out - Mental Disorder Claim Interview Questionnaire Mar 14.14.pdf719.92 KB
WCB - Form 68W32 - Guide to Filling Out ASTD Questionnaire Jan 23.15.pdf1.1 MB
WCB - Steps for Conducting a Violence Risk Assessment in K-12 for EAs Mar 14.14.pdf498.88 KB
WCB Advocacy Training - Basic - Airlines - Jan 15 & 16 (Jan 9.14).pdf6.68 MB
WCB Advocacy Training - CUPE - Intro - UPDATED (Oct 23.12).pdf3.9 MB
WCB Guide - CUPE Locals - How to File a WorkSafeBC Claim - Air Quality Exposure - June 3.14.pdf1.41 MB
WCB Guide - Filing WorkSafeBC Mental Disorder Claims (Updated May 15.15).pdf629.22 KB
WCB Guide - How to File a WCB Claim for EAs in K-12 CUPE Locals Mar 14.14.pdf1.12 MB
WCB Guide - How to File WorkSafeBC Claims - Protecting Your Rights in CUPE Locals Mar 14.14.pdf944.74 KB
WCB Guide - K-12 CUPE Locals - How to File a WorkSafeBC Claim - Mar 14.14.pdf946.89 KB
WCB Guide - K-12 Locals - How to file a WorksafeBC Claim for Custodians - May 29.14.pdf2.35 MB
WCB - Limitations and Restrictions Associated with Pain - A Chronic Pain Questionnaire Jan 23.15.pdf541.31 KB

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