Recent Page Updates
Recent Post Updates
- City of Victoria – Occupational Health and Safety Advisor
- Metro Vancouver – Supervisor, Occupational Health & Safety
- June 9: Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace – What You Need to Know
- BC Municipal Safety Association – Executive Director
- School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) – Senior Manager – Occupational Health and Safety
The unprecedented drug overdose crisis hitting our Province has led to some new challenges in health and safety.
The RCMP have shared their “Guide to Handling Highly Toxic Substances” which may help you create your Exposure Control Plans and will certainly assist in educating your staff. (With thanks to Gail from the City of Richmond for providing this information)Guide to Handling Highly Toxic Substances
Following are links to a Fentanyl documentary and Safety website as a reference.
Safety website – fentanylsafety.com
(With thanks to Sergio from the City of Burnaby for sharing this information)
Concussions are a more common injury to municipal workers than you may think. Workers who suffer concussions are often away from work for a long period of time from this unfortunately debilitating injury.
WorkSafeBC attended the Regular General Meeting on Friday June 10th, and presented “Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury”.
A presentation given by Elise Kobylanski at BCMSA’s Regular General Meeting on March 11, 2016.
Get out of the passenger seat!
Thank you to the City of Prince George for sharing this Hazard Communication Form.
Hazard Communication Form
Thank you to the City of New Westminster for sharing their crew talk and blockage removal report form, for dealing with potential cross-boring situations with FortisBC gas lines. These are a great resource!
Staff/Crew Meeting Template
Use this template when planning your Agenda and recording attendance.
WorkSafeBC Standards and Guidelines for the Certificate of Recognition Program defines a small employer as one with less than 20 employees. The Village of Valemount has compiled their Safety Program into a single document, and we are fortunate to be able to share it! Sample Small Municipal Safety Program Please note: The Village of Valemount utilized the services of a consultant to assist in areas of the safety program. Posting this document here, does not indicate an endorsement by the BC Municipal Safety Association of that consultant.
Small employers who wish to participate in COR follow a slightly different process than large employers – the audit tool is simplified, and the audit may be completed by their own trained staff. For more information, see http://www.bcmsa.ca/certificate-of-recognition-program/small-employer-audit-tool/ .
Thank you to the City of Maple Ridge for sharing the results of the Exposure Assessment completed for the task of cleaning wet wells. As a result of the assessment for endotoxin exposure, the City of Maple Ridge has included the use of a half mask respirator in the safe work procedure for this task. Endotoxin Exposure Assessment