The BCFED Health & Safety Centre was first established to help train workers and workplace representatives so they could act with confidence and competence on their considerable legal rights and responsibilities as provided by occupational health and safety law. Meeting and exceeding this legislation remains a focus for the Centre. In the face of unchecked occupational hazards and much suffering, full implementation of these rights and responsibilities is an absolute necessity, socially and morally.
Since 2001, we have supported the efforts of workplace representatives in their pursuit of hazard-free workplaces. This support has ranged from the development and delivery of occupational health and safety training to answering health and safety concerns posed over the phone.
Completely funded by the BC WCB, the BCFED Health & Safety Centre has evolved into a Centre of excellence for Occupational Health and Safety training in British Columbia.
In our efforts to remove traditional barriers to Health and Safety education, we have developed programs for Occupational Health & Safety Committees, Young Workers, Immigrant Workers (ESL) and Migrant Workers.
Our unique perspective on occupational health and safety also separates us from other training service providers. We avoid band-aid solutions and victim blaming tactics. Instead, we help get to the root of the problem to control hazardous work conditions or better yet eliminate them altogether.
Counting thousands of individuals, unions and companies over the years as clients, we know our unique participatory approach is proven effective. With an experienced staff, the BCFED Health & Safety Centre is well-positioned to help meet your occupational health and safety training needs.