Three young workers lives ended in the last year in separate log hauling fatalities in British Columbia.
“They express fear about losing their jobs over refusing unsafe work. They want to know who they can talk to if their supervisor isn’t responsive to their concerns… Generally, they just want to know how the system applies to them once they get out there in the field.”
In BC, every employer must have policies and procedures in place for dealing with bullying and harassment at work. A good first step (admittedly easier for some people than others) is letting bullies know how their behaviour affects you. This video shows a great example of how to do it.
This topic is on the agenda at the 2016 Western Conference on Safety in Vancouver on April 11 and 12.
Altogether, there’s $10,000 in prize money for students and schools. Deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm Friday, April 1, 2016 – but it’s best to post videos as soon as possible, so more people can see them and vote for their favourites.
A plan may need to be revisited and adjusted as often as every day, depending on how often factors change for your operation. This includes location, work specs, weather, crew, and the equipment being used.
“We’re still the same people delivering the same awesome service with the same great resources. We just have a new look,” says Wendy Bennett, AgSafe’s executive director.
It’s an extra piece in a portfolio of tools and resources for employers addressing the issues that arrive when when we’re hit with snow, ice, rain, fog, and fewer daylight hours.
More than half of all injuries in the accommodation industry involve this group of workers, and that’s why industry and WorkSafeBC created some new safety resources for them.
It’s important to have your grab-and-go kit because you might be stuck at work for a few days… you’ll feel a whole lot better knowing your family has emergency supplies in place, and you’ll be a lot better off if you have emergency supplies at work.