Specialized Services

On top of the standard OHS advisory services that are available to all of our members, the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC offers a range of assessment services on industry-specific specialized programs, including:

Combustible Dust

WorkSafeBC has been actively inspecting facilities that typically generate combustible dust. While most people associate combustible dust with the wood processing industry, food processors and manufacturers that produce fine dusts may also be at risk.

Machine Guarding

When business operations depend on the use of complicated machinery, establishing safety requirements is critical to the protection of workers from the hazards arising from its use.

Ergonomics

A worker knows when he has stayed in an uncomfortable or awkward position too long because their body hurts. If the uncomfortable and awkward position is required in order for them to do the job, then they may develop various musculoskeletal disorders.

Confined Spaces

WorkSafeBC has been actively inspecting facilities for confined spaces.  This has been especially prevalent in BC’s wine industry.  If you have a confined spaces that your employees interact with, an initial determination and hazard assessment may be required.

Air Quality Testing

Indoor air quality has become an important health and safety concern. Depending on the materials used or handled, the heating or ventilation systems or the work processes within your facility, your workers may be exposed to contaminants in the air that can put their health at risk.

Noise Hazards

Noise is one of the most common occupational health hazards. WorkSafeBC has established occupational exposure limits (OEL) to protect workers’ hearing as well as protect their mental health. An employer must ensure that a worker is not exposed to noise levels above 85 dBA Lex daily noise exposure level or 140 dBC peak sound level.

Critical Incident Response

A Critical Incident is any event outside the usual realm of human experience that is markedly distressing (i.e., evokes reactions of intense fear, helplessness, or horror). Critical Incidents involve a perceived threat to one’s physical integrity or to the physical integrity of another person.

The Alliance employs several specialist advisors that are qualified on one or a combination of these programs.  While our rates are already highly competitive against other service providers, members enjoy additional savings.

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Who is this for?

Some companies are looking for help in these programs because they are working towards OSSE/COR certification.  Some companies are looking to advance their existing OHS system to a best-practices model.  Others have a specific issue that they are wanting support on.

If you are needing assistance building a program or have an OHS system that needs updating, we would like to connect you to one of our advisors.

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What does it involve?

Step 1:  Scoping meeting

First things first, we want to find out your risk level!  We call this the scoping meeting.  During this step, an advisor will come out to your facility to determine if you have a combination of conditions that put you at risk.

Step 2: The proposal

If an assessment is needed, the program administrator will send you a service proposal.  This will outline the costs and deliverables based on the findings from the scoping meeting.  Once this proposal is signed and returned, we can book a date for your service(s).

Step 3:  The deliverables

Our specialist advisor will complete the services agreed to in the proposal which generally includes the production of an assessment report and management plan for your records. Training for employees may also be recommended in order to satisfy regulatory requirements.