Musculoskeletal injury (MSI) prevention

In the Safety Committee Track, get an overview of important industrial safety topics to help you identify hazards and opportunities to improve workplace safety throughout your facility. Nearly 40 cents of every dollar spent on workplace injury claims in British Columbia are related to musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs)—strains, sprains, and inflammation that not only keep people […]

Fall protection

In the Safety Committee Track, get an overview of important industrial safety topics to help you identify hazards and opportunities to improve workplace safety throughout your facility. Did you know that 21 percent of all WorkSafeBC claims are from falls? Employers submit an average of 10,744 fall claims per year. Are these falls from the […]

Hearing conservation

In the Safety Committee Track, get an overview of important industrial safety topics to help you identify hazards and opportunities to improve workplace safety throughout your facility. Every day, we are exposed to noise at home, work, and while commuting. At what noise level should we be concerned about this hazard? What duration of noise […]

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

In the Safety Committee Track, get an overview of important industrial safety topics to help you identify hazards and opportunities to improve workplace safety throughout your facility. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a worker’s last line of defense when other safety controls cannot be implemented. From masks and respirators to gloves, hard hats, and safety […]

Hot Work

In the Safety Committee Track, get an overview of important industrial safety topics to help you identify hazards and opportunities to improve workplace safety throughout your facility. Hot work does not refer to the temperature of the workplace. It is work that involves burning, welding, riveting, grinding, using fire or spark-producing tools—or other work that […]

Mobile equipment

Mobile equipment includes all wheeled or tracked, motor or engine powered, and any attached or towed equipment. It doesn’t include vehicles on fixed rails or tracks.

Lockout and De-energization

In the Safety Committee Track, get an overview of important industrial safety topics to help you identify hazards and opportunities to improve workplace safety throughout your facility. There are numerous energy sources in machinery and equipment that can injury a worker. To prevent this, we need to de-energize and lockout the equipment before we attempt […]

Safeguarding

In the Safety Committee Track, get an overview of important industrial safety topics to help you identify hazards and opportunities to improve workplace safety throughout your facility. Every day, workers encounter hazardous energy caused by hazardous power, point of contact, and ejecting material from machinery and equipment. What safeguards, shields, and safety devices have you […]