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Safety information for fallers: No stand of timber is worth your life

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.

Every Minute Counts: Emergency Response Planning in Forestry

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.

regulatory amendments

Updates to the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation effective August 4, 2015

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Consultation on Proposed Policy and Public Hearing on Regulation Changes Regarding Employer Incident Investigations

The Board of Directors has approved consultation on two new policies, and public hearings on two consequential amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation regarding Employer Incident Investigations.

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WHMIS 2015

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).

faller certification

Faller certification

The current application form can be downloaded from the B.C. Faller Training Standard & Certification website.

new workshops

Human Factors Approach to Safety and Incident Investigations

The Human Factors Group has five upcoming one-day workshops across B.C. More information.