Webinar: Navigating the Updated Refusal of Unsafe Work Process

Course Description

In August 2022, new requirements came into effect in the refusal of unsafe work section of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. These changes now require written notification to replacement workers during a refusal of unsafe work. In this 45-minute webinar, we will discuss the changes as well as strategies and tools that employers in public education can use to navigate the new requirements.

Upcoming Workshops


When: April 18, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Where: Via Zoom (the Zoom link will be provided prior to the webinar)
Cost: $33 + GST (per person)


Space is limited so please register early to avoid disappointment. Please note, should there be insufficient enrollment to meet minimum requirements for a session, the workshop will be cancelled and registration fees refunded.

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Hans Loeffelholz, CRSP, EP
Senior Manager, Occupational Health & Safety, BCPSEA

Hans Loeffelholz has contributed more than twenty years to the field of environmental, health and safety. During his time in the public education sector, Hans has shared his passion for safe and healthy workplaces with both educators and other OHS professionals in the sector. His vision brought together a community of professionals in the sector using technology to share experiences, learn, and grow in real time. He has also worked extensively with educators to manage complex work situations by clarifying instructions for workers and identifying new tools. Hans currently represents BCPSEA on two sector committees chaired by WorkSafeBC.

Hans has a background working for industry-leading multinational corporations including, Siemens, and Abbott Laboratories. In both organizations he was instrumental in the implementation and maintenance of ISO 14001 registered environmental management systems. During that period, he focused on incorporating safety and environmental protection into organizational change management practices. Hans worked on a number of environmental sustainability projects from waste, and toxic chemical reduction to tree planting. He earned his designation as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional in 2007, and as an Environmental Professional in 2005.


If you have any questions concerning the workshop, please contact Donna Verones by e-mail at donnav@bcpsea.bc.ca or by phone at 604.730.4501.

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