Toolbox talks are quick safety meetings that usually take place at the beginning of the work day. However, toolbox talks can be presented at any time, or any place, within any group or workers. To better support managers and supervisors tasked with presenting daily toolbox talks to workers, here are a few tips: Prepare ahead […]
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BC Safety Charter profile – By Jennifer Wiebe On August 27, 2019, BC Ferries CEO Mark Collins became the newest signatory of the BC Safety Charter, which represents the shared commitment by BC leaders to shape a health and safety focused culture in their organizations and industries. Business leaders have two key roles in improving […]
Cobotix leads way in integrating human staff with robots By Rosa Diaz and Ada Slivinski (Edited from an article published in Sheet Metal Journal, September 3, 2019). In their early days as a sheet metal fabrication shop, Cobotix Manufacturing in Port Coquitlam saw the waste and inefficiencies common in the industry and pivoted to embrace […]
Data-driven safety investments help Mission Hill stay ahead By Ada Slivinski – In the B.C. Interior, Mission Hill is one of the three largest commercial winery operations. With more than 200 employees at peak harvest season, they need to run as a well-oiled machine to keep everyone trained and workplace injuries at bay. “My experience […]
The next generation is pushing safety protocols forward By Ada Slivinksi – Ripley Stainless in Summerland, BC, turns 40 this year. Lara Hughes, the company’s human resources and safety professional, turns 41. The daughter of President Ed Ripley, she has run around the shop since she was a toddler. Years ago, there were no safety […]
New x-ray safety workshop How prevalent is x-ray radiation risk within the manufacturing sector? Are manufacturers equipped to address this emerging risk? The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC and Radiation Safety Institute of Canada conducted an exploratory review to find out. “Without effective radiation risk and control programs, the continued growth and new applications of […]
The BC manufacturing sector is facing significant pressure to adapt within an evolving world—integrating new technology to stay competitive and finding new ways to address staffing shortages in a diverse and changing employee demographic. That level of change brings with it not only operational challenges, but also the potential for new health and safety risks. […]
Signing ceremony highlights BC Ferries’ commitment to workplace safety VICTORIA – BC Ferries’ President & CEO Mark Collins is the latest executive to join the BC Safety Charter, a move that highlights the company’s commitment to improving and promoting workplace safety. The signing ceremony took place this morning at BC Ferries’ head office in Victoria, […]
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