VIU Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee


Name Affiliation Office
(Building, Room)
Phone Extension
Dean Cadieux BCGEU B150 R110B Ext 6148
Dale Baumel BCGEU B150 R110B Ext 6453
Stephen Doering CUPE B305 R110.1 Ext 4005
Ashley Faulkner CUPE B180
Amber Hieb VIUFA B250 R429 Ext 2843
Robin Boxwell VIUFA B310 R210 Ext 6571
Rob Bauer ADMIN B120 R112.1 Ext 6108
Rob Okashimo ADMIN B300 R114 Ext 6370
Sarah Segal ex-officio VIUSU
Erin Bascom ex-officio
Kordell Bergen ex-officio
Kim Sharpe ex-officio
Margot Croft Secretary

2022-23 Minutes

WorkSafeBC Inspection Reports


All new members to the VIU Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) are required by WorkSafeBC (WSBC) to complete a prescribed course within six months of joining the committee.  VIU has adopted and customized the online training developed by WSBC to meet this requirement.

The required training is offered in two parts.  Completion of both Part 1 and 2 will satisfy the new member training requirements.    

If you are a new committee member, please complete the WSBC online course as shown below. After completion, you will meet with a Health and Safety Advisor to complete your employer training component.

This online course provides an overview of safety committee responsibilities and legislation, and is offered online through WorkSafeBC (WSBC).  The course takes approximately 2 hours to complete and is the first step towards completing the required training.

Please note: The last page of the course indicates a "facilitated workshop" must be taken.  Please disregard this as Part 2, The VIU JOHSC training will cover this material and fulfill the requirements.  

Please follow the directions below closely:

Step 1: Click on the this link to access the WSBC online training webpage.

Step 2: Click "View Online"

Step 3:  Click "Create Learner Account".

Step 4: Complete the information and click "Register".

Step 5: You will then be redirected to log into the course (as you now have an account).

Step 6: When you have completed the course, you will receive your certificate from WSBC.

Upon completion of Part 1, please send a copy of your certificate to .