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Worker seriously injured when struck by 30-foot treetop

Investigation summary of a
May 2013 accident.

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Incident Awareness

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  • Fingers broken when hand pulled into machinery
  • Head injured when roofer fell 12 ft.
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What's New

updated guidelines

Updated guidelines effective September 19, 2014

  • G8.24-1 Alternative standard for high visibility apparel
  • G21.75 Unfired explosives

faller certification

Faller certification

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

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Free e-learning courses from CCOHS regarding possible changes to WHMIS after GHS

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