Entries by msabc

Legalized cannabis: 3 key steps toward preventing workplace marijuana and impairment issues

Myth: With legalization, there is nothing an organization can do to ensure worker safety around cannabis. Fact: By focusing on impairment, your company policies can set limits on the use of medical and recreational marijuana in the workplace. How to move your organization forward: 1.       Update your Impairment Policy / Procedures If you do not have […]

Creating Safer Workplaces: Innovative Products to keep Workers Safe

Personal protective equipment can be purchased from thousands of retailers online, but a careful health and safety team makes sure that the PPE used on the shop floor meet the rigorous Canadian standards. The advice you get from your safety retailer, particularly when looking for specialized equipment, can be just as valuable as getting the […]

Inspire, Innovate, Transform

by Lisa McGuire, CEO – Companies make pragmatic decisions that impact not only the viability of a company, but also the health and safety of its workers. The health and safety professional, as a member of the management team, needs to be aware of the changing environment and emerging risks that can affect the business, workforce […]

Introducing the Alliance Engagement Recognition Program

“The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC is grateful for the ongoing support and involvement of its members. Many of you devote time outside of your work day to sit on committees or boards, which helps us understand exactly what is needed to make your workers safer and your companies more successful. That is why we […]

Safety Advisor Corner: Safety Tips for Lockout/Tagout

Every year, far too many workers in BC are injured due to unexpected equipment energization, start-up, or release of energy. Incidents where workers are caught-in or struck-by machinery often result in severed fingers, crushed limbs or death. These incidents could be avoided by ensuring that lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedures are developed and followed. 1. Your LOTO […]

Emerging Risks: A global view

by Lisa McGuire – Emerging risks, be they cultural or technical, present both a challenge and an opportunity for the Alliance and its members. For our individual members the risks may be worksite specific, while for the Alliance they are more broadly focused, as we look to develop tools and resources to meet the health and […]