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2014 High Risk Violation Regulations Cited CU753004

2014 High Risk Violation Regulations Cited CU753004
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Isolation and Lockout

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.3
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion Read More

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About Emergency Scene Traffic Control

With the creation of the “Playbook”, all fire department personnel need to be trained in emergency scene traffic control. WorkSafeBC guideline to Part 18 (Traffic Control) identifies what should be included in this training, and allows for the employer or a third party to do the training.

Many years ago, the BC Safety Council created an Emergency Scene Traffic Control course. When the BC Safety Council ceased operations, the BC Construction Safety Alliance was given the training program. In 2014, the BCMSA took over coordination of the training and updated both the instructor manual and participant materials.

With the high demand for this course, we have now provided the training material to several training agencies, to facilitate both the Train the Trainer and participant courses in Emergency Scene Traffic Control. The BCMSA will maintain the Province-wide database of trained instructors and trained individuals, and will continue to provide Certificates upon completion of the courses.

Any fire department requiring this training may choose from any of these organizations (listed below), and contact them directly to establish training dates and training rates.

If you have individuals in your organization trained to facilitate this course in-house, please make sure you have the current edition of the training manual, branded by the BCMSA and BCFTOA.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Justin Chouhan.

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JOHSC Fundamentals

Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $150 per person for up to 12 ($1800 minimum charge per class); $75 per person from 13+.
Post session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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Ladder Safety

Course length: 2 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: applied for
Price: $37.50 per person. Minimum $550 charge per class.
Post session: 3 Year Certificate (wallet card) Read More

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Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Prevention (IndustryField)

Provided by: WorkSMART Ergonomics Ltd.
Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/15
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.3
Price: $1,300 per class Read More

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Instructor: Bruce Kilby Consulting

Training ESTC throughout BC.

Bruce has over twenty years training experience in his 33 years with the Langley City Fire and Rescue Service, training firefighters in Basic, Firefighter I & II subjects. He achieved the BC Fire Service Training Achievement Award in 2005, from the Fire Training Officers Association of BC and the JIBC Fire Safety Division. He holds Instructor certification in FSI I & II, Emergency Scene Traffic Control, Electrical Safety for Firefighters, and Wildland/Urban Interface s-215. He is also a JIBC Fire Academy Evaluator.

Bruce achieved instructor status in his role with the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve. With the BC Corrections Branch, Bruce was an instructor and Staff Development Officer with the Justice Institute of BC.

T: 604-534-0873
C: 778-875-3535
E: brucewkilby@shaw.ca

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Instructor: Provincial Fire and Safety Training Ltd

Training ESTC in the Okanagan, Kootenay, Thompson Nicola and Columbia Shuswap regions of BC.

Provincial Fire and Safety Training Ltd was founded in 2010. Originally Thompson Nicola Fire Training, the company has undergone a name change to be reflective of the service and area in which service is provided. Located in Kamloops, Provincial Fire and Safety is centrally positioned to service the entire Province of British Columbia.

Provincial Fire and Safety specializes in fire service training and has recently expanded service to include first responder training and a wide variety of safety training; their goal is to provide detailed and thorough instruction in all facets of emergency response and safety.

Provincial Fire and Safety also offers the Office of the Fire Commissioner Playbook compliant fire training.

Contact: Neil Campbell, fireandsafety@shaw.ca

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Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Reduction Strategies for Supervisors

Provided by: WorkSMART Ergonomics Ltd.
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/15
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s:  0.6
Price: $2,250 per class
Post session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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WorkSafeBC Fatigue in the Workplace Bulletin

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/i/posters/2014/ws14_14.html

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Hazard Communication Form

Thank you to the City of Prince George for sharing this Hazard Communication Form.
Hazard Communication Form

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Board of Directors approves amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety High Risk Policy (D12-196-2)

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/rap/141127/141127.htm

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Recent work-related incidents reported to WorkSafeBC

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Online SDS Management

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 solution to your Safety Data Sheet (SDS) management system. Through 3E Online SDS, you can create and maintain a catalogue of your SDS’, indexed by location, facility, or department – your choice. The team at 3E will help you set up your own unique system.

Other benefits include:

  • Access to historical records – expired SDSs are archived and accessible from the application at any time
  • Advanced Security – access is allowed to authorized users for certain functional or administrative features
  • Unlimited users – no limit to the number of users or administrators that can access and use the system
  • Mobile access – 24/7 access from any smart phone devices
  • Web-based training – scheduled upon implementation and by request at any time to ensure your employees know how to use the system
  • On Demand Backup – live assistance via phone for SDS requests when Internet is not available
  • Chemical spill hotline – Toll-free access for information and guidance on hazard assessment, location, weather considerations, evaluation of employee competency, PPE, use of absorbents, choice of storage containers, labeling and agency reporting requirements
  • Poison Control Hotline – access to physicians, toxicologists and Poison Control specialists
  • Secondary Container Labeling – create secondary container (Workplace) labels that are GHS compliant

More information is available on 3E’s website:
http://3ecompany.com/products-services/msds-management/3e-service-msds-silver/

Because we were able to negotiate with 3E to provide this service on behalf of all of our members, the cost to participate in this system is very reasonable.

Assessable Payroll – Annual Cost*
Less than $500,000 – Free
$500,000 to $4,999,999 – $200
$5,000,000 to $19,999,999 – $1000
$20,000.000 to $49,999,999 – $1600
$50,000,000+ – $2,000
* plus $0.50 per (M)SDS

Interested? Contact Helga Hildebrandt (hhildebrandt@bcmsa.ca) with the following information:

  • Name and contact information for your SDS Administrator
  • Assessable payroll (most recent year available)
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Distracted driving – new WorkSafeBC video just released

Distracted driving caused by the use of electronic devices continues to be a leading cause of MVA’s in BC. Workers who drive fleet vehicles or drive their own vehicles for work purposes, are at risk to become victims, or to be distracted drivers themselves.

WorkSafeBC has created a new safety video – “Prevent Distracted Driving on the Job” that addresses this issue and provides four ways employers can keep their workers safe.

The video is available to stream and download at: http://www2.worksafebc.com/Publications/Multimedia/Videos.asp?ReportID=35133&_ga=1.65051054.1033433124.1395079526

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Cross Boring/Call Before you Clear

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!

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CNW_DOCS-#547196-v1-Excavation_Shoring_Underground_Utilities_EngOps_Sewer_Branch_2014_Apr_Sewer_Blockage_Removal_Report_Form_

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Office Ergonomics

Provided by: WorkSMART Ergonomics Ltd.
Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/15
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: in progress
Price: $1,300 per class
Post session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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Overhead Crane Safety Training

Provided by: Leavitt Machinery
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 4/8
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,950 per class in Lower Mainland; $2,300 outside Lower Mainland
Post Session: Wallet Card Read More

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WorkSafe News – 9 Ways to Have a Safer Summer

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/140603/140603.htm

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WorkSafe News – May 20, 2014

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/140515/140515.htm

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Specific Priorities Research Grants Request for Proposals

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/ppa/140516/140516.htm

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Instructor: Roadmasters Safety Group

Training ESTC on Vancouver Island.

Terry and Sheila Fiorin formed Roadmasters Safety Group in 1997 to meet the growing need for training Emergency Services personnel where many departments were in remote locations, developing a mobile Air Brake Training Facility. As training demands grew, RSG incorporated Defensive Driver training, Safe Operation of Fire Apparatus and Traffic Control training and Mobile Equipment training to meet the provincial standards for both the Construction industry and Emergency Scene.

Terry Fiorin has been teaching driver improvement courses since 1983; Volunteer Driver Trainer with the Fire Service from 1989-1999. He is certified by ICBC as an Air Brake Instructor Trainer and Driver Trainer Class 1 through 5; Instructor Trainer for the Canada Safety Council; Traffic Control & Emergency Scene Instructor 1997 and was Master Trainer Auditing Traffic Control Instructor Practices 2006-2010.

Sheila Fiorin comes from the Fire Service as 911 Dispatcher and now Driver Training Instructor Class 5/7 – since 2010; Instructor for Canada Safety Council – since 1997; Traffic Control & Emergency Scene Instructor – since 1997; Traffic Control Requalification Instructor – since 2006; Master Trainer – Traffic Control Train the Trainer and Auditor / BC Construction Safety Alliance (2010-2013); Auto Smart Fuel Efficient Train the Trainer / Natural Resources Canada – since 2010

Gerry Wellman is a former heavy duty mechanic. His experience includes: Defensive Driving Course Instructor; Hazardous Avoidance Trainer; Air Brake Instructor and Assessment Officer; Driver Training Instructor (Class 5 & 7); Graduated Licensing Instructor (Class 5 & 7); Forklift Safety Instructor trainer; Traffic Control Person/assisting in roadside practical training.

Contact: Sheila Fiorin
T: 250-383-6041
F: 250-383-6061
info@roadmasters.ca
www.roadmasters.ca
www.facebook.com/BCSafetyTrainer
twitter.com/SafetyTrainerBC

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Policy, Regulation, and Research Division e-Newsletter

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/PRD/140429/140429.htm

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Recent work-related incidents reported to WorkSafeBC

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/nis/140327/140327.htm

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Instructor: Thinking Driver

Training ESTC throughout BC.

Thinking Driver has been providing vehicle and driver safety training, curriculum design, development and delivery services to government and industry for over 22 years. They offer an exceptionally talented and experienced team of instructors; key members of their team include several retired RCMP members with decades of experience. Most instructors are based in the Lower Mainland but Thinking Driver will travel throughout BC.

Contact: Pamela L. Peterson, Operations Manager
Pam.Peterson@thinkingdriver.com
T: 604-596-0500
F: 604-596-0789
Toll Free: 877-250-5601
www.thinkingdriver.com

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Recent work-related incidents reported to WorkSafeBC

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/nis/140310/140310.htm

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PPE Basics

Course length: 2 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/25
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $37.50 per person. Minimum $450 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion Read More

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PoolSafeBC

Provided by: BC Recreation and Parks Association
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $150 per person
Post session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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Practical Rigging Training

Provided by: Leavitt Machinery
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 4/8
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,950 per class in Lower Mainland; $2,300 outside Lower Mainland
Post Session: Wallet Card Read More

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Recent work-related incidents reported to WorkSafeBC

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/nis/140131/140131.htm

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Recent work-related incidents reported to WorkSafeBC

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WorkSafe News – November 19, 2013

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/131119/131119.htm

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Release for Consultation of an Additional 2014 Proposed Amendments to the OH&S Regulation

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/rap/131120/131120.htm

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Presentation Skills, Communication & Crew Talks

Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/12
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: required course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.6
Price: $150 per person. Minimum $1200 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion Read More

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Prevention of Workplace Violence

Instructor: Fiore Group
Course length:
 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 12/25
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s:  .35 CEU’s
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 12); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $1,100 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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Respectful Conduct in the Workplace

Instructor: Fiore Group
Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 12/25
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: .3 CEU’s
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 12); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $1,100 charge per class. Read More

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Staff/Crew Meeting Template

Staff/Crew Meeting Template
Use this template when planning your Agenda and recording attendance.

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Consultation on Proposed Changes to the B.C. OELs

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/rap/130801/130801.htm

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Regulations Cited in Inspection Reports – CU 753004 2013-Q2

IRs CU 753004 2013-Q2
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PoolSafe Online

The course is available 24-7 on the BCRPA e-learning site for a fee of $40.

The course covers the following topics: Read More

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Consultation on Five Proposed 2014 OHSR Amendments

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/rap/130528/130528.htm

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Consultation on Proposed Deletion of Policy R20.26-1 Regarding Inspections of Concrete Formwork and Falsework

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/rap/130527/130527.htm

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WorkSafe News – June 5, 2013

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/130604/130604.htm

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Board of Directors approves new policy regarding an employer’s duty towards other workers

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/rap/130424b/130424b.htm

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New or Revised ACGIH Threshold Limit Values and BC OELs

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/rap/130430/130430.htm

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Board of Directors approves amendments to OH&S Warning Letters Policy

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/rap/130424/130424.htm

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Regs Cited in IRs CU 753004 2013-Q1

Regs Cited in IRs CU 753004 2013-Q1.xlsx
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New OHS Bullying and Harassment Policies

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/rap/130417/130417.htm

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Responding with Respect – On the Front Line

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/30
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,500 per class. Read More

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Safe and Sound: Building and Sustaining a Psychologically Safe and Healthy Workplace

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/30
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $1,500 per class. Read More

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WorkSafe News – March 13, 2013

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/130311/130311.htm

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WorkSafeBC Policy & Regulation Division e-Newsletter

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/PRD/121126/121126.htm

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WorkSafe News – November 21, 2012

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/121120/121120.htm

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Posters

Posters are a great way to highlight elements of a safety plan. Print in color and post on a bulletin board, or use in your training!

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WorkSafeBC Policy & Regulation Division e-Newsletter

Read it online at http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?XAgX-eKvB-Be20U9

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Regulations Cited on IRs: CU 753004; 2012 – Q3

Regulations Cited on IRs: CU 753004; 2012 - Q3
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Safety Committee Member Responsibilities

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.4
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Attendance Read More

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Safety Management Systems (SMS) Online

Purchase online
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: n/a
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Post session: Certificate (online) Read More

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SET Applied Field Practices (AFP)

Provided by: Interra Solutions
Course length:
8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: no min/18
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.6
Price: $150 per person; minimum $2100 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion
Prerequisite: Shoring & Excavation Training (SET) Read More

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Shoring & Excavation Training (SET)

Provided by: Interra Solutions
Course length:
8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.6
Price: $150 per person for up to 15 (minimum of 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $1,900 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion Read More

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