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Safety Spotlight

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Faller Safety: It's everyone's responsibility

This video is available for free download (8 min. 3 sec.)

Incident Awareness

Recent Incidents

  • Head lacerated when traffic control person struck
  • Bone broken in 8-foot fall onto rocks
  • More recent incidents

Fatalities

  • Fin fish farm worker died when crew vessel struck buoy
  • Worker driving pickup died in collision with logging truck
  • More fatal incidents
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What's New

New/revised policies

Revised Prevention policy effective April 1, 2014

R5.48-1 Chemical and Biological Substances - Occupational Exposure Limits

New/revised guidelines

Revised guideline effective April 1, 2014

Revised guideline effective February 26, 2014

accident recreation

Incident Investigation Summary
This summary identifies the causes and contributing factors of a May 2009 forestry incident which resulted in a fatality.

new inspection report

Our inspection report has changed
Learn more about the improvements we've made to our workplace inspection report based on feedback from employers.

Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning
April 28, 2014

The Day of Mourning ceremony will be held at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver on Monday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. All are invited to attend and pay tribute to fallen workers.

NAOSH Week

Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week
May 4 to 10, 2014

Challenge yourself and your co-workers to promote safety in a way that no company or organization has ever done before.

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Upper Island Safety Conference and Trade Show
May 26 to 29, 2014 - Campbell River, B.C.

This safety conference and trade show is ideal for safety committee members, managers, safety officers, and safety business owners.

OHS guideline

New OHS Guideline - Ski helmets are required

This document explains how the existing requirement for safety headgear applies to workers who downhill ski or snowboard.

Refer to the OHS Guideline G8.11(2)-2 Activity specific safety headgear - Ski helmets.

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Faller certification

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

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Archive

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