Submitted on behalf of Paul Gill, Manager, Health & Safety Partnerships, Safety and Risk Services

Recommended items to discuss at JOHSC/LST Meeting

Ergonomics plays a vital role in our workplace and impacts our day-to-day lives. The UBC Ergonomics Program has a number of resources available, including online courses, purchase and design guidance, and training and workshops, which cover a variety of UBC work environments, like lab ergonomics, manual material handling, classrooms, and onsite and remote work office setup. Visit the UBC Ergonomics Program for further information.

Next month, we will be focusing on Ergonomic Accident/Incidents and the resources available for the UBC community.

Informational Items

Low Vision Recording

For those who were unable to attend the Low Vision in the Workplace webinar on February 23, a webinar recording can be found through the Workplace Learning Ecosystem (WPL).

Day of Mourning

Across Canada, April 28 has been designated as the Day of Mourning.  It is a day to remember those who have lost their lives to work related incidents or occupational disease and to renew our commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces.

Safety Quiz of the Month

During last year’s Safety Day, a game of Kahoot was played to test your knowledge of safety at UBC. To refresh your memory on safety at UBC, a question from the game will be revisited here every month.

During the quiz, the question below was answered correctly by 36% of respondents. As a JOHSC/LST member, it is important to understand your role and responsibilities.

Question: What is a JOHSC/LST member’s role?

Answer: Review agenda and previous meeting minutes, participate in local safety initiatives, and recommend policies and procedures to leadership.

JOHSC and LST Training

New dates have been released for JOHSC and LST training. You can register for JOHSC training here, and LST training here.

JOHSC TrainingLST Training
Part 2aPart 2bPart 2aPart 2b
May 11th 10:00am – 12:00pmMay 15th 9:00am – 11:00amApril 11th 1:00pm – 2:30pmApril 13th 10:00am – 11:30am

WorkSafeBC Inspection Reports (IR)

There were five WorkSafeBC Inspection Reports received since the last co-chair email. As always, the “WSBC IR Summary” attachment provides a brief summary for the inspection reports and some discussion points to consider.

Contact me ( anytime if you need any help or assistance with the information provided.