Jan. 26: WorkSafeBC Warns of Avalanche Risk to Workers

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Workers whose jobs take them into BC’s backcountry are at potential risk of serious injury or death from avalanches. Because the snowpack in several regions has shown indications of risk of avalanche, WorkSafeBC is reminding employers that Sec. 4.1.1 of the OHS Regulation requires all employers whose workers travel through, work around or within a potential avalanche hazard area to have a qualified person conduct a risk assessment and, if there’s risk of an avalanche, develop and implement appropriate avalanche safety plans and/or a program.