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Lockout WorkSafeBC Link

Lockout is the use of lock(s) to render machinery or equipment inoperable or to isolate an energy source in accordance with a written procedure. De-energization is the removing of energy from machinery or equipment. Equipment that is not de-energized and locked out can unexpectedly start when maintenance work is being done, which can result in serious injuries. […]

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Substance Use & Impairment in the Workplace WorkSafeBC Link

Following the legalization of cannabis in Canada, policies and procedures on substance use and impairment in the workplace are encouraged. This WorkSafeBC webpage explains how substance-use impairment can affect a workplace, the responsibilities of workers and employers for managing impairment, and provides you with other relevant resources. Access this information here.

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Due Diligence Checklist WorkSafeBC

This checklist will help employers determine if they have sufficient documentation to meet due-diligence requirements for an effective occupational health and safety program. Download WorkSafeBC’s checklist here.

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WorkSafeBC Bullying and Harassment Video

WorkSafeBC video explaining workplace bullying and harassment and the legal duties in BC for workers, employers, and supervisors.

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WorkSafeBC Notice of Project (NOP)

Before starting work activity on certain projects, owners, prime contractors, and/or employers are required by the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation to send WorkSafeBC written notice. You can do this online with WorkSafeBC’s Notice of Project (NOP) form. How much notice they require depends on the type of project you’re planning. Complete and submit your […]

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Reporting Incidents to WorkSafeBC Link

As an employer, you are responsible for immediately notifying/reporting to WorkSafeBC when certain workplace incidents occur, such as when a worker is seriously injured or killed on the job, a building collapses, or there is a major release of a hazardous substance.  More information can be found on the WorkSafeBC website here: Reporting incidents to […]

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Preparing for Cannabis Legalization WorkSafeBC Primer

Current regulations prohibit workers from being impaired while they work and require employers to remove impaired workers from the workplace. This is currently the law in B.C. and would remain the law with the legalization of cannabis. Read WorkSafeBC’s primer to learn more about the regulatory requirements related to impairment and how employers can develop policies […]

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WHMIS 2015 – At Work, WorkSafeBC Link

This book contains general information about WHMIS 2015. It summarizes key changes from the original WHMIS, describes the four main elements of WHMIS 2015 (classification, labels, safety data sheets, and education and training), and outlines the responsibilities of suppliers, employers, and workers. Download WorkSafeBC’s book here.

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Exposure Registry WorkSafeBC Program (Form 41M1)

Sometimes workers know they have had exposure to a harmful substance at work. Yet they experience no immediate ill effects, as many occupational diseases are latent and only develop if there have been long periods of exposure. Often, symptoms may not present themselves for years. WorkSafeBC’s Registry allows you to record any workplace exposure you […]

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First Aid Advisory: Naloxone, WorkSafeBC Link

The purpose of this first aid advisory is to provide information about the drug called naloxone and how the provision of naloxone may fit into an employer’s workplace emergency response plan. WorkSafeBC Link here.

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Safety Spotlight WorkSafeBC Newsletter – AED Article

Beyond the lights and glamour of motion pictures and the performing arts, it’s sometimes easy to forget production sets are worksites too. And just like at any workplace, heart attacks leading to cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anytime. This 2014 Safety Spotlight article by WorkSafeBC provides important info to protect against and prevent this […]

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Working Safely Around Electricity, WorkSafeBC Link

This booklet explains the dangers of working around electricity on energized low-voltage equipment and near high-voltage conductors. It is written for supervisors and workers who work around and with electrical equipment and near power lines, and who are familiar with the basic hazards of electrical contact. Download WorkSafeBC’s booklet here.

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Preventing Heat Stress at Work, WorkSafeBC Link

This booklet provides a basic overview of job-related heat stress, how to recognize and treat heat stress, and how to prevent heat stress. Workers exposed to hot environments must be trained to prevent heat stress and recognize the early symptoms in themselves and co-workers. Download WorkSafeBC’s booklet here.

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Ergonomics Commentary – Back Belts WorkSafeBC Link

This ergonomics commentary explains what a back belt is and how back belts cannot be used as personal protective equipment. The commentary advises users that back belts may not prevent injuries at work and may, in some cases, increase the risk of injuries. Download WorkSafeBC’s commentary here.

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Personal Option Protection (form 1801) WorkSafeBC Link

If you’re self-employed, a partner, or a proprietor, i.e., not automatically covered by the Workers Compensation Act, you can use this form to apply for Personal Optional Protection. Find the form on WorkSafeBC’s website here.  

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First Aid Patient Assessment (WorkSafeBC Form 55M60)

This WorkSafeBC form is for first aid attendants to assess injured or ill workers. A record of all injuries and manifestations of disease reported or treated must be maintained by the employer. Occupational First Aid Patient Assessment.

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Return to Work, the Curtis Weber Story WorkSafeBC Video

Curtis Weber was injured at work when he was 17 years old. In this WorkSafeBC video, created in partnership with WorkSafe Saskatchewan, Curtis, his family, and his friends tell his story of recovery and return to work.

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Return to Work, the Mike Rousselle Story WorkSafeBC Video

In 2009, Mike Rousselle was seriously injured in a workplace accident. In this video, Mike, his wife, and his employer share his difficult and inspiring journey of recovery and return to work.

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Back Talk – an Owner’s Manual for Backs, WorkSafeBC Link

This manual will help you understand your back. It will show you how to take care of yourself when you experience episodes of back pain. The illustrations, and clarification to the exercises provided will help explain how your back works, provide tips to avoid injury, and show you how to take care of your back […]

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Safe Work Practices for Handling Asbestos, WorkSafeBC Link

This booklet describes the safe methods of handling all types of asbestos-containing materials. It discusses suitable work procedures for the removal, enclosure, and encapsulation of friable asbestos materials. Updated to include Regulatory changes that came into effect on May 1, 2017, this version reflects the following updates: Regulation requirements Who is qualified to deal with […]

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