New WorkSafe BC videos highlight the hazards of potential and kinetic energy and how employers can reduce the risks

Share your feedback on Confined Spaces Regulation from WorkSafeBC

In early 2017, the BCMSA joined a working group to provide feedback on the key issues the water sector faces in complying with Part 9 of the WorkSafeBC (WSBC) regulations regarding confined spaces. The group was comprised of a wide cross-section of the water sector, including representatives from the BC Water and Wastewater Association (BCWWA), […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sun Safety at Work

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.

Hazard Communication Form

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

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!

Staff/Crew Meeting Template

Use this template when planning your Agenda and recording attendance.

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!     Please note:  The Village of Valemount utilized the services of a consultant to […]

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.