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Welcome to the Safety at Work centre for the wood products manufacturing industry, your online resource to help prevent accidents and injuries. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
Combustible Wood Dust
Free health & safety seminars for woodworking
AWMAC-BC (Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association) and WorkSafeBC are co-hosting free H&S seminars in Victoria (Oct. 28) and Burnaby (Nov. 5) for employers in woodworking and carpentry shops. Register now!
Updates to the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation effective August 4, 2015
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.
Updates to the Workers Compensation Act effective May 14, 2015
Revised Table of Exposure Limits effective May 1, 2015
New/revised guidelines effective April 30, 2015
New Investigation Report
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).
Conveyor hazards in shake and shingle mills WS 2015-02
Find out how employers can earn valuable rewards and rebates by practicing good safety management.
The tragic explosions and fires in two B.C. sawmills have caused significant concerns for this industry. WorkSafeBC will continue to provide updates and information regarding orders and inspections, investigations, and industry resources.