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Fax: 604 279-7494

This site provides information to help you work safely while performing blasting operations. We welcome your .

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Incident Awareness

Recent Incidents

  • Manufacturing worker's leg fractured under load of glass
  • Manual faller sustained concussion when struck by tree
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Fatalities

  • Forestry worker died in MVA
  • Construction worker fatally injured in fall down ventilation shaft
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WHMIS 2015

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).

 

Transporting Dangerous Goods

Transport Canada
    Blasters must know the requirements for transporting explosives. For more information refer to Transport Canada.
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