Guidance and Insights

OHS Insider — March 2017

This issue covers topics such as administrative monetary penalties, safety rules on how workers wear their shirts, confined spaces and new JHSC rules in BC.

SPOT THE SAFETY VIOLATION: Avoid PPE Missteps

If you glance at this picture, you may think the workers are adequately protected. But when you look closer, what PPE errors have they made?

OHS OFFENCES: Answers to FAQs about Administrative Monetary Penalties

Administrative monetary penalties for OHS violations are becoming more common. So here are answers to nine frequently asked questions about AMPs.

KNOW THE LAWS: Administrative Monetary Penalty Basics

Here’s the basic information on administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) under the OHS laws in each jurisdiction.

SPOT THE SAFETY VIOLATION: Where Do We Even Begin?

This photo depicts several safety hazards. How many can you spot?

Environmental Compliance Insider Special Report 2017, Vol. 1

Every few months, we compile the most recent environmental articles, cases, tools, etc. from the website into a special report. This report is our first for 2017.

Recorded Webinar: Increasing Participation and Completion Rates of Online Training

Training is a key factor in a safety program. Effective training reduces injury and incident rates by raising awareness of hazards and safe work practices.

TEST YOUR OHS I.Q.: Can Temp Worker Be Fired for Second Safety Infraction?

A temporary worker commits 2 safety infractions, including violating lockout procedures. Does the employer need and have just cause to fire him?

SPOT THE SAFETY VIOLATION: Buried Alive?

Is the worker operating the bulldozer trying to bury his co-worker in the trench? And why isn’t the man in the hat stopping him?

RECORDED WEBINAR: Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace

This webinar provides an overview of employer obligations in relation to workplace bullying and harassment, with an emphasis on BC’s laws.