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Welcome to the Safety at Work centre for the forestry industry, your online resource to help prevent accidents and injuries. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
Revised guideline to the Workers Compensation Act effective April 27, 2016
New guideline effective April 21, 2016
New guideline effective March 18, 2016
Revised guideline to the Workers Compensation Act effective March 18, 2016
WorkSafe Bulletin 2015-17, discusses a faller's right to refuse unsafe work and defines an "undue hazard". This bulletin is directed to workers, supervisors, and employers and outlines the reporting process that all parties should follow when hazards are discovered. Download this bulletin in [PDF] or [Word]. The Word version is customizable and your firm information and logo can be added.
This video helps workers understand the challenges of emergency response in forestry operations. It also reminds employers that they must minimize harm to workers by adjusting their emergency plan for each worksite and practicing it regularly.
The changes to WHMIS result in new standardized hazard classification criteria, a few new label requirements, and material safety data sheets (MSDS) will be replaced by safety data sheets (SDS).
The current application form can be downloaded from the B.C. Faller Training Standard & Certification website.