Carbon dioxide gas is colourless and odourless gas or extremely cold liquid under pressure or refrigeration. It will not burn. Carbon dioxide is a compressed gas. It can displace oxygen in air and may accumulate in low areas which can be a confined space hazard. Carbon dioxide is a very mild central nervous system tranquilizer. […]
Every successful senior executive wants to reduce costs and improve productivity and profitability. Although meeting production schedules is traditionally seen as the highest priority, a business case can be made for seeing effective safety performance as an equally viable means of improving the bottom line. The cost of poor safety performance negatively impacts the bottom […]
A confined space is an enclosed or partially enclosed area that is big enough for a worker to enter. It is not designed for someone to work in regularly, but workers may need to enter the confined space for tasks such as inspection, cleaning, maintenance, and repair.
An Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) program is a system to manage health and safety issues in the workplace. It is intended to prevent injury or illness to people, and damage to property or the environment.
Several parts of the Worker’s Compensation Act (WCA) and The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) apply to Incident Reporting and Incident Investigation: WCA Part 1 Division 5 Section 53: Worker’s Notification of Injury Section 54: Employer’s Notifications of Injury WCA Part 3 Division 10 Section 172 thru Section 177
A JHSC is a primary component of any employer’s Occupational Health and Safety Management system. It helps to address one of the basic rights of workers, the right to participate in workplace health and safety. A JHSC has been a legal requirement for all BC workplaces with 20 or more workers since 1977.
All incidents are preventable Occupational Health and Safety is an ethical responsibility Occupational Health and Safety is good business Occupational Health and Safety is a shared responsibility Occupational Health and Safety is a culture Occupational health and safety objectives and goals Occupational Health and Safety is universal
To help employers better manage a process to implement and update First Aid programs and policies to comply with the updated regulations, here is a suggested timeline and approach through until Nov 1, 2024.
Wildfire smoke contains pollutants including fine particulates (PM), carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds that travel deep into your lungs when you inhale. These particles can cause adverse health effects until the air quality improves. Symptoms Most symptoms from smoke exposure can be managed without medical attention including: Sore throat Eye irritation Runny […]