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Each member of a joint health and safety committee is entitled to two days of leave per year to attend occupational health and safety training seminars, programs or courses offered by Safe Work Manitoba or approved by the safety and health committee or provided in the current collective bargaining agreement.  

Manitoba Teachers Society Training (MTS):

The Manitoba Teachers’ Society and the Manitoba School Boards Association have developed a one-day workshop for training of education employees who are workplace safety and health representatives, e.g. WSH Chairs, WSH Committee Members, Custodians, CUPE, MANTE, etc. The one-day workshop will provide information on committee basics and investigation, hazard assessment, incident investigations, and reporting.


  1. WS&H Act & Regulations for Schools - The Manitoba WSH Act and Regulations is a lengthy document—how do committee members know what parts are the most relevant to schools? Darren Thomas will provide an overview of the legislation, highlighting the sections that arise most frequently for schools and divisions., Darren Thomas (MSBA)  
  2. The Eleven Required Elements of a School/Divisional WSH Program – Terri Hill (MTS How up-to-date are your Division’s WSH Policies? Are any missing? Terri will review the required “Eleven Elements” of a Divisional WSH Program.
  3. Workplace Violence - Rights & Responsibilities, Jack Slessor, CHSC

2023-2024 Training dates and cities (all are from 9 a.m. to  4 p.m. with lunch provided):

  • September 13 – Thompson – Division Office, Seminar Room, 408 Thompson Drive N
  • September  19 – The Pas – Mary Duncan School, 60 3 Street W
  • September 21 – Swan River – Veterans Community Hall, 119 6 Avenue N
  • September  – Cranberry Portage – (Flin Flon, Kelsey, and FSD) – FCI Campus, Dale Cowan Room, 1 Falcon Drive, Hwy 10
  • October 13 – Brandon – Division Office, 1031 6th Street
  • October 17 – Prairie Rose School Division – Location TBD
  • October 24 – Dauphin – Location TBD
  • October 26 – Prairie Spirit School Division – Division Office, 15 Lorne Avenue, Swan Lake
  • October 30 – Winnipeg – McMaster House, Arnett Auditorium, 191 Harcourt St. 
  • November 3 – Eriksdale – Location TBD
  • November 7 – Hanover School Division – Division Office, 5 Chrysler Gate, Steinbach
  • November 9 – Winkler - Location TBD
  • November 14 – Park West School Division – Birtle Collegiate, 73 11 Street, Birtle
  • November 16 – Selkirk – Location TBD
  • November 28 – Altona – Location TBD
  • November 30 – Winnipeg – The Manitoba Teachers’ Society, Auditorium, 191 Harcourt Street
  • December 12 – Brandon – Division Office, 1031 6th Street


Registration is required in order to provide the appropriate number of information kits and meals. Members must register online. Non-members (caretakers, EA’s, etc.) can either fill out a Registration Form, email Nicole Bernard at or register on-line at

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact Terri Hill at 204-831-3079/ 1-866-494-5747 (ext. 208), or Darren Thomas at MSBA 204-233-1595 / 1-800-262-8836.

Pembina Trails School Division Committee Training:

This year the school division will be hosting a one day training session for employees who are workplace safety and health representatives.  This training session will be held on:

  • Date:  November 15, 2023
  • Location: Admin Office, 181 Henlow Bay, Meeting Room A&B
  • Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm.  
  • Topics include: Safety Committee Basics (1/2 day), Accident Investigations (1/2 day)

Please see the divisional PD calendar to register.  

Safe Work Manitoba 2023-2024 dates:   

For information on safety and health committee training, please visit the Safe Manitoba website.  Check the sites often as information will change with changing public health requirements.

Booking Substitutes:

The school division will cover the cost of subs for all safety & health committee representatives that will be attending.  Please record the WSH release on time sheets as “SAT PD–Workplace Safety & Health.”  Please book a sub for those needing one in SmartFind. Please choose - Safety & Health Committee (code 051) as the reason for your request.

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