WorkSafeBC has accepted the WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan report and will immediately focus on implementation of the recommendations for which it’s responsible. Key recommendations from the Action Plan include:
- Development of OHS policies to specify reasonable steps for employers, workers and supervisors to take to address combustible dust hazards
- Implementation of the sustained compliance plan for sawmills outlined in the report
- Development of a plan for ongoing inspection of other wood product manufacturers and pellet mills, with appropriate enforcement efforts to bring this sector into sustained compliance.