Health and Safety
When it comes to my safety, can I access information on
Refer to Communicating Student Information regarding privacy when it comes to the safety of workers.
If there is a health and safety issue or incident at my school,
how do I report it?
administrator and your school’s health and safety representative. If you are
the representative, then also inform your local president. Please refer to the
following steps in the Health & Safety Reporting Process.
How do I know if my
principal’s behaviour/comments to me fall under bullying and harassment?
Talk to your health
and safety representative and your local president for advice on this issue. Do
not approach your administrator before discussing it with them or without union
representation. Please refer to the WorkSafe Bullying and
I have been involved in a violent incident at work, what do
Get first aid or
medical attention if needed. Inform the health and safety representative at
your school and your principal. If you are the representative, then also inform
your local union. It is recommended that you call WCB and submit a claim
(1-888-Workers) as injuries can be mental and/or physical. Please refer to the
following steps in the Violent Incident Reporting Process.
What are the different types of health and safety forms related
to reporting incidents?
Please refer to
Incident Reporting Forms - Who Does What?
We are having air quality issues at our school, what should I
administrator and your school’s health and safety representative.
If you are the
representative, then also inform your local union president. Follow the steps
on the Indoor Air Quality - Investigation Process.
I am a new teacher, what do I need to know?
Find out who the
health and safety representative is at your school, or the school where you
work most often if you are a TTOC. Attend meetings in your local union to find
out health and safety issues and training. Refer to the New and Young Workers' Checklist.
I am being asked do work which I feel is unsafe, what can I
school’s health and safety representative and have them contact your local
union president. Follow the steps on the form Refusal of Unsafe Work Flowchart and Regulation.
I am injured at work, what form do I fill out?
recommends that you fill out the WorkSafeBC 6A Report of Injury Form. Your employer or district
may have their own version of the form. If this is the case, fill out both their
form and the 6A.
Is there a handbook or manual I can
share with colleagues on health and safety?
refer to the 2020 Health and Safety Handbook.
What are some tips for members travelling on BCTF
business and/or facilitating a meeting?
Please refer to Health and Safety for
BCTF members when travelling on BCTF business for a meeting room H&S
checklist and guidelines to follow when you are working alone.