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Injury Prevention Resources for Manufacturing

The following links list tools, publications, and other resources to help prevent the most common injuries and illnesses in the manufacturing industry. These resources may not meet all the requirements for health and safety in British Columbia. Please check the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, and related materials for specific WorkSafeBC requirements.

General | Combustible Dust | Confined Spaces | Ergonomics | Lockout | Machinery & Equipment (Safeguarding) | Mobile Equipment | Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) | Hearing Protection | Slips, Trips & Falls | Young Worker



Lockout: a guide to safe work practices (video)

video thumbnail This video provides a comprehensive overview on locks used to control energy in machines. Protect your workers from accidents caused by the inadvertent operation of control devices. (35 min 39 s)
Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC

Lock out. It takes just seconds to lose a limb. (slide show)

video thumbnail This slide show describes two accidents, each where a worker lost a limb following improper lockout. (2 min 58 s)
Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC

Lockout for woodworking (slide show)

video thumbnail De-energizing woodworking machinery when doing maintenance prevents injury. See the basic steps for locking out. (2 min 42 s)
Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC

Booklets & pamphlets

Lockout (PDF 2.4 MB)
This booklet defines lockout, explains lockout policy and procedures, and provides guidance on compliance with Regulation requirements.
Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC
* Available in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
* Print copies are available for purchase from the WorkSafeBC Store
* A free ebook version for iPad is available on iTunes

Lockout Crew Talk
Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC

Toolbox meeting guides

Lockout Toolbox Meeting Guides
Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC

WorkSafe Bulletin

imageMake sure all moving parts have stopped completely when locking out sawmill machinery
Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC

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