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Aug 17, 2023

High temperatures can put workers at risk of heat stress

Both workers and employers need to be aware of the risks and implement measures to keep themselves and their workplaces safe.

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What's new

Regulatory updates

On August 15, OHS Policies and OHS Guidelines were updated to reflect current exposure limits for chemical and biological substances. Also on August 15, one guideline related to fall protection anchors was revised. On July 20, one OHS guideline related to handling asbestos was revised.

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OHS Regulation requirements for occupational first aid are changing next year. Find out how this will affect your workplace.

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New incident investigation report summaries

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New resources

Working safely with sulfur dioxide and KMS in wineries (bulletin)

Dangers of fire and explosion in asphalt mix plants (risk advisory)

Safety spotlight

When you’re driving on the job, your car is a workplace

Whether you drive for work regularly or only occasionally, your vehicle is a workplace. And by following some simple guidelines, you can help make this mobile workplace the safest it can be.

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New training creates Safer Spaces in hospitality and tourism

B.C.’s human resource and health and safety association for the tourism and hospitality industry, go2HR, has developed a unique training initiative to raise awareness of sexual harassment in this sector.

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Rate information sessions – September 14

Join us, and other employers, to learn more about WorkSafeBC’s preliminary assessment premium rates for 2024. You’ll also find out what you can do to reduce injuries, claims costs, and your premium rate.

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Asbestos training and certification worker forum – September 13 & October 5

Do you work with asbestos in B.C.? You are invited to attend a webinar to learn about worker training and certification requirements that we are implementing to help keep workers safe from the danger of asbestos.

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Concrete Pump Operator Certification

As of January 1, 2024, anyone who operates a concrete pump or placing boom at a workplace must be a Certified Concrete Pump Operator. With the number of workers using concrete pumps growing so rapidly, certification helps ensure all operators have a consistent knowledge base and help reduce incidents and injuries.

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Joint health and safety committee training sessions

SafetyDriven is providing in-person joint health and safety committee training sessions for all industries throughout B.C. The session will provide knowledge and tools to help employers effectively run a joint committee, perform workplace inspections to identify hazards and complete risk assessments, as well as perform incident investigations.

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