More Safety Differently

November 27 2018 Todd Conklin: i-HOP: An Introduction to Human & Organizational Performance https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/i-hop-an-introduction-to-human-organizational-performance-with-drtodd-conklin-tickets-47000706378 Todd’s ‘Pre Accident Podcast’ now has over 500,000 downloads! https://preaccidentpodcast.podbean.com/ His recent presentation to 1600  Steelworkers is definitely worth a watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoYUQlWiRgc Here is Bob Edwards briefly explaining HOP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoMp5N6AQsc&feature=youtu.be February 8 2019 Sidney Dekker: Safety Differently a ‘Principles and Practices’…

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June 15, 2018 Construction work-related incidents reported to WorkSafeBC

These summaries of selected Construction work-related incidents recently reported to WorkSafeBC may help you to prevent similar incidents.  See additional summaries online. Injury Type: Burns Core Activity: Commercial refrigeration or commercial air conditioning work Location: Lower Mainland Date of Incident: 2018-Jun ID Number: 2018162930009 A worker was using an acetylene torch to un-solder a copper…

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WorkSafeBC Rate Consultation Sessions – July

Learn about WorkSafeBC’s preliminary 2019 rates Join one of the WorkSafeBC rate consultation sessions You’re invited to attend a session on WorkSafeBC’s insurance rates for 2019. Join us, and other employers in your region, to learn more about the preliminary rates for your industry, injury trends in British Columbia, and what you can do to…

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New safety bulletin: Hazards of using Prusik slings in fall-protection systems

Some workers use Pusik slings as rope grabs, as part of their personal fall-protection system. A Prusik sling, however, does not protect workers who might instinctively grasp their system’s rope grabs during falls. Some commercially available rope grabs are manufactured with “anti-panic” features that lock onto the lifeline even when they are grasped. A Prusik…

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Decision on the New and Revised Occupational Exposure Limits for 2013, 2014, and 2015

At the May 2018 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors (BOD) approved the adoption of the 2013, 2014, and 2015 new and revised American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Threshold Limit Values (ACGIH TLVs). The BOD decided to adopt the ACGIH TLVs as British Columbia Occupational Exposure Limits (BC OELs) for the following substances: Acetone Aliphatic…

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Bill 9 — Mental Disorder Presumption

The Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 9) amends the Workers Compensation Act by adding a mental disorder presumption for correctional officers, emergency medical assistants, firefighters, police officers, and sheriffs who are exposed to one or more traumatic events as part of their employment. The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper…

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May 2018 Work Related Incidents Reported to WorkSafeBC

These summaries of selected Construction work-related incidents recently reported to WorkSafeBC may help you to prevent similar incidents.  See additional summaries online. Injury Type: Multiple injuries Core Activity: Commercial refrigeration or commercial air conditioning work Location: Lower Mainland Date of Incident: 2018-May ID Number: 2018155500026 A worker using a fixed ladder to access a roof…

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Roadbuilders see less red tape with COR to SAFE agreement

Journal of Commerce  |  Peter Caulfield   |  May 28, 2018 In 2017, the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC). The agreement enabled construction companies with COR (certificate of recognition) to comply with the forestry sector’s similar but different safety requirements. Not long after the…

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Road Safety at Work Complimentary Workshops – June

Road Safety At Work is holding four complimentary half day road safety workshops in June.  Content and exercises are of interest to company owners, managers, supervisors, health and safety practitioners, Joint Occupational Health and Safety committee members and others who have responsibility for making decisions and developing programs to keep employees safe on BC roads. Sessions…

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2018 Summer Safety Blitz

STEPHANIE IP  | The Vancouver Sun | Published on: May 14, 2018 | Last Updated: May 14, 2018 7:42 AM PDT Police and Worksafe BC have launched their 2018 safe driving campaign. Last year, charges were laid after a white SUV struck two flaggers in Burnaby, seriously injuring one. This is a screengrab from a…

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JOC re VRCA Conference on Cannabis and Construction: It’s Going to be Complicated

Journal of Commerce | Warren Frey | May 9, 2018 A group of industry experts looked at the ways in which cannabis will affect the industry from a medical, legal and labour standpoint during a panel discussion at the Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s annual Construction Leadership Forum conference in Whistler, B.C. WorkSafeBC director of prevention practices and…

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Fatigue Risk Management Symposium – June 7th

More and more businesses are operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This has a significant impact on workers and their health and safety in the workplace. On behalf of WorkSafeBC, you are invited to attend the Fatigue Risk Management Symposium on June 7 to learn how to mitigate and manage fatigue-related risk…

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American Occupational Health and Safety Week Launches

Journal of Commerce   |  May 7, 2018 Photo courtesy of CCSE- A Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue boat and helicopter held a demonstration in the harbour by the British Columbia legislature in Victoria for North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, which launched on May 7.  VICTORIA – Safety took centre stage in British Columbia’s…

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Construction industry marks the Day of Mourning

Journal of Commerce | Warren Frey | May 1, 2018   Workers and employers gathered together on April 28 to remember fallen comrades and strive to prevent further tragedies. The Day of Mourning, an observation for those who have lost their lives in the workplace, is held across the country. Representatives from British Columbia’s government, business and…

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