Author Archives: Kimi Nomura Schwab

Photo of two workers in PPE welding material.

Learn more about the duty to cooperate and duty to maintain employment.  By Tanya Colledge, Guest contributor to Speaking of Safety When you’re injured at work, there are a lot of questions that come to mind. When will I recover? How will I pay my bills? What will happen to my job? It can be […]

Photo of a male putting on PPE on an asbestos abatement site.

New protections to help keep everyone safe from the danger of asbestos came into effect on January 1, 2024 in British Columbia.  By Marnie Douglas, Guest contributor to Speaking of Safety Starting January 1, 2024, all asbestos abatement contractors must be licensed to operate in British Columbia. Additionally, anyone performing asbestos abatement work must complete […]

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An important date for employers and workers in the asbestos abatement industry in British Columbia is fast approaching.  By Marnie Douglas, Guest contributor to Speaking of Safety Exposure to asbestos can cause serious long-term health issues and even death. Anyone who repairs, renovates, or demolishes buildings is at risk of exposure, as asbestos was widely […]

Anyone who repairs, renovates, or demolishes older buildings is at risk of exposure to harmful asbestos fibres.  By Marnie Douglas, Guest contributor to Speaking of Safety Asbestos was widely used in many building materials until the 1990s, with diminishing use since then. It still poses a serious risk to workers today. In 2022, asbestos exposure […]

New protections to help keep everyone safe from the danger of asbestos come into effect on January 1, 2024 in British Columbia.  By Marnie Douglas, Guest contributor to Speaking of Safety Starting January 1, 2024, all asbestos abatement contractors must be licensed to operate in British Columbia. Additionally, anyone performing asbestos abatement work must complete […]