“Whether it’s forestry, construction, mining, oil and gas or rope access work – we are all wearing men’s clothing and safety equipment,” says Catherine Brady, a local tradeswoman working for change.
Researchers found that more experienced planters tended to have better boots, unlike new planters, who were seen wearing “cheaper, light work boots more suitable for construction sites, even light cross-training style runners, and various thrift store bargains.”
Thirty-three percent showed signs of noise-induced hearing loss – which is more than double the 16 percent average for workers in noisy industries.
It’s a great example of collaboration, created by WorkSafeBC, BC Safety Authority, and the BC Restoration Contractors Association.
“Its important to take your own safety into account and not do it because somebody else is telling you to do it. Because obviously each driver wants to get home safely at the end of the day.”
A properly fitted respirator protects workers from exposure to dusts, viruses, and other airborne contaminants. That’s why ensuring a good fit is very important.
Advice from Ian Rood – owner of UBSafe Inc. a company that specializes in safeguarding and risk assessment. He’s been training WorkSafeBC officers to spot and address safeguarding violations. See Ian’s seminar at the Make it Safe Conference in Vancouver Sept. 21 & 22.
Falls produce 44 percent of the claims and 79 percent of all claim costs in the Steep Slope Roofing classification unit from 2008 to 2010 in BC, according to WorkSafeBC. That’s why the BC Roofing Safety Association and partners are hosting a one-day symposium for people in the steep slope roofing industry on March 28 in Langley.
A new safety tool – this ABS Avalanche Airbag Backpack – fulfilled its ultimate job of saving a life. At work or at play, this looks like a good option that many people are only just finding out about.
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