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Safety Spotlight

combustible wood dust resources

Combustible Wood Dust

Inspections and industry resources

Incident Awareness

Recent Incidents

  • Leg crushed when struck by assembly struts
  • Finger partially amputated in infeed of planer
  • More recent incidents

Fatalities

  • Young worker died after receiving electric shock
  • Two workers drowned when vessel sank
  • More fatal incidents
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What's New

updated guidelines

Updated guideline effective September 19, 2014

  • G8.24-1 Alternative standard for high visibility apparel

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

Partners Program

Certificate of Recognition (COR) - Partners Program

Find out how employers can earn valuable rewards and rebates by practicing good safety management.

Sawmills - Inspections & Industry Resources

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.

Archive

Archive

Archive of What's New for Wood Products Manufacturing