Health & Safety and Sub-Committee

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Health Safety Committee shall consist of three (3) members elected from the general membership.  Their duties shall be to see that Safety Regulations as laid out by the Workers Compensation Board are carried out and report on any irregularities or safety hazards.  The Committee shall report on all actions and findings at the next regular general membership meeting.  Safety Committee members shall be entitled to attend all seminars and workshops relating to safety.  All reports and proposals of this Committee be made available to the members for information at the next regular general membership meeting, following presentation to the Executive.  Also, the reports and proposals are to be published in the monthly Chronicle that precedes the meeting the reports and proposals are tabled at.

The 2022/2023 Committee consists of the following CUPE728 members:

  • George Hardy
  • Edward Parsotam
  • Amanda Williams

Here are the following members that are on the Health & Safety Sub-Committee for 2022/2023

Health & Safety Sub-Committee – the Health &  Safety Sub-Committee shall consist of five (5) members elected from the general membership plus the three (3) members from the Health & Safety Committee.  Their duties shall be to assist the Health & Safety Committee where needed and to arrange for education for the membership.  They will be entitled to attend seminars and workshops relating to Health & Safety.

  • Nora Hooper
  • Allan Henricks
  • Sylvia Pham
  • Laura Hagar-Gaube

Click below for the recent slide show presented to the Surrey School District Trustees

May 2023 CUPE Incident Summary

April 2023 Report

Hi Everyone, The OH&S Sub-Committee met on April 1st and had a very productive meeting. Topics discussed were site committees, information updating at schools, how to utilise the 5 zones in the district, violence, and upcoming events.

We will be holding a Health and Safety Zoom information meeting at 6:00 pm on May 16th. This is a chance for you to ask us all your health and safety related questions and we look forward to talking with you at the meeting.

The Committee is also planning to have another Health and Safety Info table at the IESW posting meeting at the end of June.

April 28th is the Day Of Mourning and we ask that you take some time on this day to attend one of the many Day of Mourning events held locally or to reflect on the many people who have lost their lives or been permanently disabled while performing their jobs.


OH&S meeting minutes March 4,2023

Information on WCB

Information on how to fill out a WCB Claim

Updates on Amendments to Worker’s Compensation Act

Do you have an active WCB claim? If so, you will know that you have a Case Manager attached to your file.  We advise you to not call your Case Manager directly.  We strongly advise you to ALWAYS call the Call Centre at 604-231-8888, state the reason that you are calling, have the WCB Representative read back what they typed and THEN get transferred to your Case manager.  This way, there’s more of a guarantee that your call will get documented onto your on-line file.  Unfortunate, not all Case Managers have time to document your phone call (which they are supposed to).  If your Case manager calls you, please check your on-line file in about 1-hour to make sure that call was documented.  If it wasn’t, call the Call Centre and reiterate that call.  Remember, if it’s not written down in your file, it didn’t happen.

Don’t forget, if you have a WCB Claim you are able to get access to your entire WCB file on-line.  This includes notes from phone conversations (called Communications), any reports from medical professionals and your employer, your wage benefits, etc.