BC Construction Association Tailgate Toolkit Supervisor Training in Around Town

August 24, 2023

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

Vancouver Island Construction Association is hosting a free 15 hours (4 morning) course to help supervisors confidently discuss substance use, mental health, and pain management.

Learn to address mental health and addictions issues in the construction industry. The BC Construction Association is hosting training sessions for supervisors this September.

Designed specifically to equip and inform construction supervisors about the complex issues surrounding substance use and toxic drug poisoning in the construction industry. Walk away with the confidence to recognize, support, and refer crew members in need. 

The Tailgate Toolkit Project is an innovative program aimed at increasing access to harm reduction services and ideas for those working in the construction industry. Supervisor Training is recommended for those in front-line supervisory or engagement positions such as forepersons, superintendents, project managers, and first aid attendants.

Course content includes:

  • The current toxic drug poisoning epidemic
  • Why this is an issue for members of the construction industry
  • Why men are disproportionately at risk of toxic drug poisoning
  • Harm reduction 101
  • Mental health 101
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Naloxone Training
  • Colonization and Trauma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Local resources

Please note: Course registration fees are currently waived, with costs funded in partnership with the BC Ministry of Mental Health & AddictionsCanadian Mental Health Association (BC Division), and the Community Action Initiative.

The course also includes 13 CPD points and 2 Goal Seal credits. 

Days: Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri starting Sept 19, 2023

Time: 8:30 to 12:30 PM – Virtual 

FMI: bit.ly/vicatoolkit

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