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Work Safety


March 12, 2020

Waste & Recycling Trade Groups Issue Coronavirus Guidance for Worker Safety:


WMABC COVID-19 Employee Safety Guide

updated April 6, 2020

Solid waste collection is the 5th most dangerous job in the United States & Canada

  1. Always wear PPE, especially high visibility vests and/or outerwear

  2. Never use your cell phone while driving the truck or at a disposal facility

  3. Don’t ride on the step if the truck is BACKING or going more than 10mph or 1/5th mile

  4. Always comply with safety belt rules

  5. Don’t exceed the speed limit and don’t rush


Following these rules will help keep you safe!

Aug 30, 2016
Reminder that children across BC are going back to school and for drivers to be extra aware of the posted speed signs and the extra people on the roads. Stay vigilant, stay safe.
see tips here

Bill 9 Related Changes to Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) Policies

Bill 9 received Royal Assent on May 14 and contains a number of changes to Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act (Act).

The goal of the changes is to improve workplace health and safety and strengthen the tools that WorkSafeBC uses to enforce the Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

To support the changes, at its May 2015 meeting, the Board of Directors approved the creation of two new interim OHS policies regarding employer incident investigations, as well as interim changes to the stop work orders policy. The policies and amendments apply to incidents that occur between May 27, 2015 and December 31, 2015 and will be replaced by final policies following public consultation.

WorkSafeBC also made housekeeping changes to other OHS policies to reflect the Act changes.

Click here for the updated Prevention Manual, along with replacement pages for updating the manual and more details regarding the changes.

G. John Panusa, LL.M.
Barrister & Solicitor
Director, OHS Regulation, Policy & Governance



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