Online Courses for Workers Handling Electric Vehicles

Reprinted with permission from Speaking of Safety (edited) In a recent article with Percy Chua, a manager in WorkSafeBC’s Risk Analysis Unit, we discussed the need to raise employers’ awareness of electric vehicle (EV) safety. We focused on EV batteries and their potential fire hazard. It is important that anyone handling damaged EVs understand how to control and …

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Improved Form 30M33 Now Available

WorkSafeBC is taking a step toward better protecting workers working near energized high-voltage electrical equipment or conductors. They have launched a revised version of the Assurance of Compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Part 19 (Form 30M33). The purpose of Form 30M33 If you are a power utility system owner or an employer who …

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COVID-19 Safety Plans​ Reinstated for B.C. Employers

On January 7, 2022, the provincial health officer announced an order requiring employers to reinstate those site-specific, prescriptive COVID-19 safety plans to address the elevated risk currently facing us with the Omicron variant. While communicable disease prevention plans and COVID-19 Safety Plans share some of the same fundamental principles, COVID-19 Safety Plans are formal, written …

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Survey: Roadside Workers’ Safety

As a member of the Work Zone Safety Alliance, the Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) would like to invite all roadside workers, including tow truck operators, to participate in the following short online survey.  Your responses will help the Alliance to understand how to improve the safety of those who work roadside. Responses will remain anonymous. Please …

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New Rules Now in Effect

WorkSafeBC has issued a bulletin highlighting a regulatory amendment regarding high-visibility apparel. The crux of the amendment is the adoption of CSA standards as the standard for approved high-visibility apparel in B.C. This was explained in a previous news post on this website, and at that time, it was stated that the amendment would come …

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New Rules on High-Visibility Apparel

At its April 2021 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved the 2020 amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. These amendments will come into effect on September 1, 2021. Strikethrough versions of the amendments with explanatory notes can be accessed below. Deletions in the regulatory amendments are identified with a strikethrough and additions are in …

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