Basic Health and Safety Course - Urban Collective Agreement

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This course prepares members to serve on local joint health and safety committees (LJOSHs).

It provides basic health and safety training from a worker/ union perspective. Participants contrast the employer’s approach to health and safety with the union’s, and review the tools to solve health and safety problems such as inspections, investigations, the Canada Labour Code, and the collective agreement. They also examine strategies for mobilizing members around heath and safety issues.


This course is for members who wish to serve on LJOSHs under the urban collective agreement. It may also be of interest to other union representatives who want to increase their knowledge of health and safety.

2.5 days

Please note that the region (or the local) selects the courses that are offered. Not all courses are offered in a given year. In some cases, a course may not be available because it is not up to date or because it is being translated.

Specialized courses, such as the training of facilitators and of worker advocates, are offered on an as needed basis during each mandate. Typically, participants from two or more regions attend these national-level courses.

Members interested in union education should contact their region.

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