2014 BCMEA/ILWU Industry Trainingilwu.bcmea.com
ILWU local #500 are currently accepting training applications for 2014. Training postings opened on December 2nd 2013 and close on January 17th 2014. Click on the link above to access your 2014 training choices. Should you require assistance in applying contact the local.
Training Video Entered for Cinema In Industry Award
"Handling Breakbulk", a new breakbulk safety video created with the assistance of the BCMEA, has been submitted for the prestigious Cinema in Industry awards. The CINDYs, presented by the International Association of Audio Visual Communicators, recognize exemplary corporate achievement in the areas of theatrical, broadcast, non broadcast and interactive media.
The video was produced by DuPont Sustainable Solutions, Learning and Development in collaboration with the BCMEA, West Gulf Maritime Association, National Maritime Safety Association and a number of other shipping related organizations, and details safe operating procedures for cargo handling in the breakbulk sector. The BCMEA was called upon to provide content dealing with logs, lumber and pulp.
"Handling Breakbulk" is the second collaborative video with which the BCMEA has been involved, following the success of the steel cargo handling video, "Take Hold of Your Safety".
Training Manager Ted Vincent provided input to DuPont during the initial scripting phase of the project, and Field Training Supervisors Mat Campbell and Chris Fletcher organized and directed on-site shoots at Lynnterm and Fraser Surrey Docks. During the editing process, input from TSR Vice President John Beckett played a pivotal role in ensuring that the video content met the BCMEA's high standards for overall content and gender neutrality.
The BCMEA Training, Safety and Recruitment Department would like to thank Western Stevedoring, Fraser Surrey Docks, and the ILWU for their cooperation during the filming process.
Respirator Fit TestingHall Posting
The BCMEA will be conducting Respirator Fit Testing, starting on Tuesday September 3rd, out of the Vancouver Dispatch hall. Please sign-up at the Dispatch Office.
Powell Street Overpass projectAccess Plan Map | Fact Sheet | Project Details
The Powell Street Overpass project is a $50-million major road and rail infrastructure enhancement for a section of Powell Street in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, just west of Clark Drive.
Starting June 24 Powell Street will be closed to through traffic between Hawks Avenue and Clark Drive, allowing business and local traffic only.
The multi-use overpass will replace the level crossing near Raymur Street, and accommodate four lanes of vehicular traffic, two pedestrian sidewalks and a counter-flow bike lane.
The City’s primary project goals are to improve safety and navigation through the area for commuters, residents and visitors while enhancing the rail network that supports cargo movement to and from the Port.