Fentanyl Awareness and Exposure Prevention

Thanks to the City of Surrey for sharing!

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Guide to Handling Highly Toxic Substances

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.

Documentaryhttp://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/episodes/unstoppable-the-fentanyl-epidemic

Safety websitefentanylsafety.com

(With thanks to Sergio from the City of Burnaby for sharing this information)

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Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury

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”.

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Law and Policy Bulletin – updated April 2016

Bulletin - Administrative Penalties
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Get out of the passenger seat!

A presentation given by Elise Kobylanski at BCMSA’s Regular General Meeting on March 11, 2016.
Get out of the passenger seat!

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What is WHMIS 2015?

What is WHMIS 2015? (8 Sep 15)
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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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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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Staff/Crew Meeting Template

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

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STAY-AT-WORK/RETURN-TO-WORK PROGRAM TEMPLATE

Stay at Work/Return to Work template
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Orientation Program is now available at

http://www.bcmsa.ca/resources/supplemental-safety-programs/

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Small Municipal Health and Safety Program!

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/ .

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Exposure Assessment

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

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