WorkSafeBC released the results of its three-month inspection of all active sawmills to evaluate compliance with combustible dust management requirements. Highlights:
- 144 locations were subjected to 249 inspections
- 61 employers were issued 93 orders related to combustible dust
- 11 employers were issued 13 stop-work orders for unacceptable accumulations of secondary dust and other significant violations, which posed an immediate hazard to workers’ health and safety.