Reintroducing this prestigious award with a simpler nomination process. Recognizing local governments for activities that improve ground disturbance, safe excavation techniques and best practice at or around underground infrastructure, in the year previous to the award. Who’s eligible? Any BC local government – including City, Village, Township, District, Municipality, Regional District, First Nation community and […]
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This workshop is for municipal employees who have responsibility for overseeing work site activities that require traffic control and the use of traffic control persons.
Includes the 2018 joint conference video.
This intermediate course will provide participants with an in-depth knowledge of underground utility hazards. Students will use the locating tools used in their own municipality.
This training program is designed to provide Folding Boom Truck Crane and Stiff Boom Truck Crane operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation.
This training program is designed to provide telehandler/variable reach forklift operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation.
This training program is designed to provide skid steer loader operators with a solidfoundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation.
This training program is designed to provide riggers with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation.
This training program is designed to provide overhead crane operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation.
This training program is designed to provide vertical mast forklift operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation.
This training program is designed to provide bucket truck operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation.
This training program is designed to provide backhoe operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation.
This training program is designed to provide elevated work platform operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation.
The BCMSA and St. John Ambulance are pleased to announce that an award has been created for BCMSA members. OBJECTIVE OF THE AWARD: To recognize those individuals who have acted alone or as a team in providing assistance to: those in need of medical aid using their knowledge in first aid; or those in a […]
The goal of this 8 hour workshop is to introduce Supervisors and H&S Committee members as to the impact of fatigue on municipal operations from a health, safety and performance perspective.
The goal of this 4 hour session is to achieve commitment from management on their roles and responsibilities as it relates to fatigue mitigation.
This course is for those who work around high-voltage power lines, either overhead or underground.
Price: $15 per person (previously priced on a sliding scale) Purchase Online (listed as BCMSA WHMIS 2015) Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: n/a EOCP CEU’s: n/a Post session: Certificate (online)
This classroom session is designed to provide participants with an understanding of legislated requirements, soil mechanics / classification, terminology and preventative measures, and more.
This course covers the entire spectrum of workplace violence, focusing particularly on the ways in which employees can identify the potential for workplace violence, attempt to defuse it, and respond to it should it unfortunately occur.
This course provides all employees with skills and information that will allow them to understand their responsibility in fostering a Respectful Workplace.
The goal of this course is to teach participants where to find applicable WorkSafeBC Regulation, identify hazards that may require PPE, and understand the use, maintenance and storage requirements of PPE.
This 8 hour course is designed and intended solely for the worker who enters a confined space to perform their assigned work or task.
This course covers the A (anchor points), B (body holding devices) and C (connecting means) of fall protection. Regulations, fall protection plans and complex systems will also be covered.
This 1-day training program is designed to provide today’s safety leaders with the capacity, skills and tools to listen and respond to their workplace, as well as how to communicate effectively and successfully with everybody in it.
A Safety Management System is a comprehensive in-depth approach that addresses all aspects of an organization’s operations from a health and safety viewpoint and involves management and workers in a meaningful way.
Municipal Inspectors may encounter a wide variety of hazards in their work, and need to identify and effectively control the hazards in order to reduce work-related injuries and illnesses.
Thanks to the City of Surrey for sharing!
WorkSafeBC’s senior management team will be travelling the province in July to talk with employers about insurance rates for the coming year. During these sessions, the organization will provide an overview of WorkSafeBC’s preliminary rates for 2018, outline injury trends in British Columbia, and advise employers on what they can do to reduce injuries, as […]
JOHSC Fundamentals has been designed by WorkSafeBC and amended by the BCMSA to meet the needs and specific responsibilities within the municipal sector.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to explain the purpose and benefits of incident investigation, describe how to prepare for and conduct an investigation, recognize immediate causes and underlying root causes of incidents, and more.
This course will help ensure that employees understand the concepts and methods for isolating and locking out equipment.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to understand the legislated requirements for conducting risk assessments, explain what a hazard and a risk is, identify the process for identifying hazards and assessing risks, and more.
The Applied Field Practice (AFP) Program is designed to allow participants to engage the theory of the our Shoring and Excavation Training Program in a controlled outside excavation environment.
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 […]
Great news! BCIT is granting transfer credits for our courses, if you enroll in the Occupational Health and Safety Certificate program. The OHS Certificate is granted after completing 45 credits, of which 25 are electives; these transfer credits would apply to the electives. So keep taking BCMSA courses and get credit towards the Certificate! Every […]
The work performed by public works staff could expose them to a variety of hazards. Exposure to some toxic substances could be life-threatening. All workers must be aware of the potential hazards, and understand and follow the controls necessary to prevent exposure.
When working on the front line, it’s not always easy to navigate challenging behaviour from clients or customers who may be experiencing a mental illness, including addiction. This workshop shows how the 4Rs of Recognize, Respond, Refer, Reconnect can help.
This workshop is designed to help build comfort in talking about mental health and mental illness, and learn how to respond in a supportive way to co-workers who may be experiencing a mental illness.
Creating a safe workplace goes beyond hard hats and ergonomics. It also means protecting the psychological health and safety of your employees.This workshop provides insight into the components of a psychologically healthy and safe workplace.
This course is intended for anyone who is required to work on or use ladders. Ladder Safety combines both theory and practical training using current, approved equipment.
This course is designed for individuals who work with or around underground utilities.
UPDATE August 26, 2016: Emergency First Aid for Industry – OFA Level 1 Equivalency has been approved for EOCP 0.60 CEU’s! Approved as Core for WWC – WD – WWT – SWWS – as Related for WT – SWS. One of the important strategies established by the BCMSA Board of Directors is to collaborate with […]
This 2 day course is for staff from local governments or naturally-aligned organizations who wish to learn more about how the COR audit is conducted.
Do you have control of your MSDS management system? Are you ready to make the switch to Globally Harmonized System (GHS) WHMIS? Do you know what that means? Federal WHMIS legislation changed June 1, 2015. There are new classification rules, new label requirements and a standardized format for (Material) Safety Data Sheets. We offer a […]
This course includes an observation of, and significant piece of federal legislation that applies to, the shipping and transport industries in Canada is Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations.
View more sun safety resources online. Other resources under development include: Training Presentations, Policy Examples, among other resources for workplaces to be able to use to enhance or develop a sun safety program that would address both solar UV radiation exposure to prevent skin cancer, as well as heat stress prevention.
Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/nis/160429/160429.htm
Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/prrd/160429/160429.htm
This advanced course is designed to allow participants to engage in the incident investigation process through a practical approach.
Read this WorkSafeBC Update online.
Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/prrd/151211/151211.htm
Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/nis/151215/151215.htm