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'Unacceptable' situation for tree planters prompts review by Forest Safety Ombudsman

Nanaimo, BC – (February 11, 2011) - A case involving what the provincial government called "unacceptable" treatment of 58 silvicultural workers will be examined by BC Forest Safety Ombudsman Roger Harris as part of a review of silviculture camp systems.

Changes to WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

WorkSafeBC has announced its Board of Directors has approved several amendments to its Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

Those changes will become effective February 1, 2011, and may impact your operations.

Green Hands

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Definition of a Green Hand: A young, new or inexperienced worker; A worker returning to the job after an injury; A worker who is new to a site, task or job.

Obtaining and Maintaining SAFE Companies Certification Status

Please be advised that the BC Forest Safety Council will be implementing the attached Guidelines for obtaining and maintaining SAFE Companies Certification effective January 1, 2011 for companies already registered and/or certified with SAFE Companies. For new companies registering after October 7, 2010, the Guidelines are effective immediately upon registration.

Winter Safety

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