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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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COVID-19 Updates

The Automotive Retailers Association is focused on helping its members and staff keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation evolves, updates will be provided below with the newest information added on top: From COVID-19 Safety Plans to communicable disease prevention On June 17, 2021, the Provincial Health Officer issued a statement to employers …

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Vehicle Sanitization Advice

The following tips for vehicle sanitization are from the U.S. Center for Disease Control, however, the information can be useful for Canadian businesses that need to sanitize vehicles to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the course of performing their services for customers, or for their own vehicles. See also: Tips for sanitizing hard surfaces …

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Tips for Sanitization

The following information has been extracted from the Health Canada website and provides tips for general sanitization to combat the spread of COVID-19. While the information is generic, methods described may be helpful in the sanitization of motor vehicles in a practical, low-cost way. Hard surface disinfectants Health Canada is working with disinfectant manufacturers and …

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Mechanical Repair Division Kicks Off its Latest Project in Partnership With WorksafeBC

By Ken Hendricksoriginally published in ARA News, Q4 2018 A new technical advisory committee for the ARA’s mechanical repair division (MRD) was established to assist the development of Occupational Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines for the industry. This is the ARA’s third project with WorkSafeBC. The previous project focused exclusively on the towing industry …

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