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Changes to the Safety Standards Act: What you need to know
To enhance safety for workers and the general public, the provincial government of BC has made several amendments to the Safety Standards Act which came into force at midnight, November 30. These amendments are intended to address gaps and strengthen existing safety oversight tools so that delegated authorities administering the Act, including Technical Safety BC and other local municipalities, can do their jobs more effectively.
Catherine Roome, CEO of BC’s safety regulator, named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women
Technical Safety BC is pleased to announce that Catherine Roome, President and CEO, has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women for 2018.
Technical Safety BC holds 2018 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards; celebrates winners
Thank you to those who joined us to celebrate excellence in technical safety and congratulate this year's recipients of Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards presented by the Honourable Janet Austin at the Kitsilano Ballroom, Douglas Hotel in Vancouver on November 7.
Technical Safety BC announces recipients of 2018 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards
Technical Safety BC today announced the recipients of its 2018 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations who demonstrate exceptional leadership, achievement or innovation in technical safety in British Columbia.
Do you know about Carbon Monoxide (CO)?
You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You’ve probably never thought about it. But make no mistake: it’s out there. And it could kill you. We’re talking about carbon monoxide (CO), an invisible, odourless, tasteless gas produced when wood, natural gas, or anything organic burns incompletely.
Regulatory amendment creates new classification for pressure welder certificate of qualification and requires a physical inspection prior to a declaration
On August 2, 2018, Ministerial Order M317, which amends the Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation, the Electrical Safety Regulation, the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation, the Gas Safety Regulation, and the Safety Standards General Regulation, was signed and deposited.
Technical Safety BC releases Investigation Report into 2017 fatal incident at Fernie Memorial Arena
Technical Safety BC today released its Investigation Report into the ammonia release at Fernie Memorial Arena on October 17, 2017, which tragically resulted in three fatalities, as well as the evacuation of 95 residents from 55 nearby homes.
Technical Safety BC launches call for nominations for 2018 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards
Technical Safety BC is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations who demonstrate exceptional leadership, achievement or innovation in technical safety in British Columbia.
Technical Safety BC releases State of Safety 2017 report
Technical Safety BC has released its State of Safety 2017 Report. The interactive, online document provides an overview of incidents and injuries related to technical equipment observed over the previous year, and the organization’s efforts to understand and manage safety risk.
Stay safe during wildfire season
Drying conditions contribute to an elevated risk of wildfires across many parts of the province. For residents in areas with a high risk of fire, there are potential hazards associated with gas and electrical equipment.
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