Health and Safety

Healthy and Safety

Working with You

BCNU's Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department works with members and stewards to make workplaces safe. We lobby employers to implement comprehensive, evidence-based health and safety programs.  Our priority is your health and safety. 

If you have experienced a workplace incident, it is critical that you report it to the Provincial Call Centre, at 1-866-922-9464, even if there is no injury or immediate illness.  The Employer has a legislated responsibility to investigate every incident that is reported to this number. 

We have a number of specialized teams here to support you when you need it. Click on the links below to learn more about how they can help you when you need it most.

Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOHS) Committees conduct investigations, inspections, draft 21-day recommendation letters, and provide education to members.

Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) incidents resulting in strains, sprains, concerns around patient handling, equipment, education and training.

Workplace exposures such as exposure control plans for chemical, biological or physical hazards.

Violence Prevention such as risk assessments, alert notification, training, and targeted violence.

COVID-19 resources and tools to help answer questions related to occupational health and safety concerns and labour relations issues that have arisen since the onset of the pandemic.

General OHS issues, such as workplace safety and outreach planning.

To contact the team, please send an email to

UPDATED: April 25, 2024

Addressing Nursing Concerns in the Workplace: Workload/Staffing, OHS Reporting and Professional Responsibility Process

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