Tractors and other mobile equipment are among the biggest hazards – both to people operating them and to any kids living and playing in the places they’re used.
Teacher Raviv Boudin says it was very powerful. He’s describing what it was like for students to hear the story of WorkSafeBC speaker Michael Lovett, who lost his leg in a sawmill accident in 1999 when he was 18. Michael spoke at Stein Valley Nlakapamux School in Lytton, BC to 25 students who also watched […]
As our population ages, there is an increased need for home support that helps people remain independent as long as possible. This group of workers is injured more often than any other occupation in BC.
In 2015 alone, seven people – including four kids – died in Canada after being entrapped in grain.
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.