OHC Partnership with UFCW Local 832

Here is an excerpt from this fall’s UFCW 832 publication: Union highlighting the partnership and the expansion of the OHC’s Train the Trainer program in Westman area. Thank you for your support and working together with us on this great project!

OHC Partnership Program
This past February, the Training Centre partnered with the Occupational Health Centre and the Workers Compensation Board on a two-year program to provide health and safety to newcomers in the Westman area. The goal is to train “trainers” in various languages so that they can go out and train others in the food processing industry.
On June 20, 14 people completed the five-week course. Within the next year and a half, they will provide health and safety workshops to their co-workers in the Westman area in the following languages:
Tagalog, Spanish, Mandarin,Russian/Ukrainian and Hindi.
This is a monumental step to achieving our goal of increasing health and safety knowledge and educating people about prevention procedures in their first language. The Training Centres in Winnipeg and Brandon offer many other programs and services throughout the year. I encourage you to take advantage of them.