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ShakeOut BC Day and Emergency Drills

October 17th was the day of The Great British Columbia ShakeOut. At 10:17 a.m. people throughout BC and around the world participated in a coordinated earthquake drill. However, ShakeOut BC Day was not just about holding an earthquake drill. The companies, schools, and organizations that participated in the ShakeOut used the event as an opportunity … Read More


WorkSafeBC Announces New Bullying and Harassment Policies

New bullying and harassment policies have been approved by WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors and come into effect November 1st of this year. Here is a short list of items that will be required of employers: Development of a policy statement that supports zero tolerance of bullying or harassment in the workplace. Development of procedures for … Read More


Distracted Driving a Concern

According to the recent publication of Traffic Collision Statistics provided by ICBC, the leading cause of accidents causing injury is driver inattentiveness. It is also the third leading cause of fatal crashes – a serious concern. These high crash and fatality numbers have forced lawmakers to enable RCMP to take action which is why you’ve … Read More


Tips for operating in and around winter maintenance equipment

Three serious motor vehicle crashes involving heavy duty commercial vehicles and winter maintenance equipment occurred within 24 hours in the Robson area of BC last weekend. In response, the SafetyDriven Team at TSCBC has been asked to share this important safety reminder from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Do’s and don’ts Do be aware … Read More


WorkSafeBC puts temporary freeze on new injury management/RTW certifications

Effective January 1, 2013, there is a temporary freeze on any new injury management/return to work (IM/RTW) COR certifications. This will not impact those already certified or about to certify in IM/RTW COR certification. TSCBC requests our members to remain patient until the freeze is lifted. We are working with WorkSafeBC and certifying partners in … Read More


How Does WorkSafeBC Set Your Insurance Rates?

Get details on the base insurance rate for the trucking industry on Wednesday August 15, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the TSCBC headquarters in Langley – right before the next TSCBC Board Meeting. Reps from WorkSafeBC’s Assessment Division and Industry/Labour Services will be there to answer your questions and share information on: WorkSafeBC’s approach to … Read More


New TSCBC Videos On YouTube

Overexertion injuries in the transportation industry account for up to 43 percent of compensation claims costs. In response to these numbers, the TSCBC and the Association of Canadian Ergonomists created six manual handling videos, with support from the BC Chiropractic Association. All are available on the TSCBC’s YouTube channel, including: 1. Preparation for work 2. … Read More


Welcome To The First Post Of Our New SafetyDriven Blog

Our first author is Earl Galavan, (Occupational Health & Safety) OHS Advisor for the TSCBC. Earl offers free, confidential safety advice to employers who need help with compliance, safety plans, WorkSafeBC documentation, and more. In this post, Earl looks at the issue of assigning new supervisors. Do they know how to manage others’ safety with … Read More


Video series shows how to reduce overexertion risks in trucking

Lifting. Carrying. Pushing. Pulling. All can lead to overexertion injuries – which, in the transportation industry – account for up to 43 percent of compensation claims costs. In response to these numbers, the TSCBC and the Association of Canadian Ergonomists created six manual handling videos, with support from the BC Chiropractic Association. All are available … Read More


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