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ne of the most useful tools of a safety program is the investigation of accidents and incidents that occur in the workplace. When they are completed correctly and followed up on, they can help eliminate the occurrence of future accidents or incidents of a similar nature. They are not intended to direct blame or be used for disciplinary purposes towards an individual, but are designed to find the root cause of an accident or incident. Full cooperation by all involved is necessary for a successful investigation.
WorksafeBC OH&S regulations state that they must be performed when any of the following happens at the workplace:
Safety committees need to review any investigations that occurred in the previous month and ensure that the recommendations are followed up on so that re-occurrences of the same incident are minimized. One-day accident investigation training courses are available which can be put toward the annual safety committee training requirement.
As always, please forward any safety concerns to your supervisor or member of the safety committee immediately to have it dealt with. Open communication lines are the key to safety in the workplace.
Safety - - -Changes in the Weather- - -
Can be Hazardous!
Summer brings with it a new set of hazards. Hot, dry weather can cause heat stress problems. Dry weather in the woods can loosen ground cover and cause slips and falls. More time is spent on the water for recreational purposes. Take time to assess the new types of hazards a new season creates. Good footwear with ankle support is a must for bush travel. Life jackets are an essential for safe boating. Most accidents are recurring and we have the knowledge to prevent it from happening to ourselves. Put safety first in all your activities and have a great summer at home and at work.