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Day of Mourning

Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. Every year workers, families, employers, and communities come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease, and renew our commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces. Vancouver’s Day of Mourning ceremony … Read More

Announcement for JHSC

Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to joint health and safety committees take effect April 3, 2017. These changes include: Amendments to the mandatory minimum training requirements for health and safety committee members and worker health and safety representatives Mandatory annual evaluation of joint committee effectiveness Clarification of what participation by employer … Read More

Myth Busters – Wildlife collisions don’t just happen!

As Spring approaches, the frequency of wildlife encounters along our highways will increase. Whether it is a bear, lynx, deer, elk or moose, most commercial drivers have experienced a close call with wildlife. It is generally accepted that collisions with wildlife are non-preventable, that drivers could not have done anything to avoid colliding with the … Read More

Every Second Counts!

The last thing on our mind, when we get into our vehicle is that we will be involved in a motor vehicle crash. Incidents do happen and they can occur in the blink of an eye. When these incidents involve other vehicles, what we do immediately after the crash, can be critical in resolving liability … Read More

Federally Regulated Workplace Committees

Legislation is never an easy subject when you are a compliance and safety manager within a workplace. There are certain standards that apply to employee health and safety, a different set of legislation that applies to maintaining equipment, and another set of rules for going over the border. Federally regulated employers that have 20 or … Read More

Our Next Large Employer Internal Auditor Course: March 28 – 29, 2017

Have you registered for COR? Once you’ve registered there is no time limit as to when you have to start the process. One step toward this is having someone within your organization complete the 2 day Internal Auditor Course on March 28 & 29, 2017. This course teaches internal auditors how to gather the information … Read More

Steel Storage Racking – WorkSafeBC Survey

It was announced last year that WorkSafeBC is proposing new storage rack regulations. In the proposed requirements, the employer must ensure that a qualified person installs/uninstalls storage racks and a qualified person must regularly inspect storage racks. Typically, these qualified persons are not professional engineers or the manufacturers of storage racks. During public consultations, stakeholders … Read More

How to – Risk Assessment Worksheet

Risk assessment is the process of identifying hazards related to an activity that could cause injuries or property damage. The whole process involves identifying hazards, determining risk levels, and developing control measures. The individual completing a risk assessment must have an understanding of the activity. Even with an understanding of the activity, another individual who … Read More