Wood Pellet Association of Canada Safety Committee / Safety Resources

WorkSafeBC: Acts, Regulations, and Policies

Workers Compensation Act, British Columbia:
http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/96492_00

Guidelines for Workers Compensation Act:
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/law-policy/occupational-health-safety/searchable-ohs-regulation/ohs-guidelines/guidelines-for-workers-compensation-act

Workers Compensation Act, Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) & Related Materials:
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/law-policy/occupational-health-safety/searchable-ohs-regulation

Workers Compensation Act, Other Regulations:
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/law-policy/occupational-health-safety/searchable-ohs-regulation

Workers Compensation Act, Policies:
http://www2.worksafebc.com/Publications/OHSRegulation/Policies-WorkersCompensationAct.asp#SectionNumber:D3-115-3 (Note: these policies include provisions for wood dust mitigation for employers, supervisors, and workers.)

Manufacturing Safety

WorkSafeBC, Manufacturing:
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/industries/manufacturing

Field Level Hazard Identification Checklist (Word)

Combustible Dust

WPAC Audit Tool: http://www.bcforestsafe.org/node/2159

WorkSafeBC, Hazards of Combustible Dust:
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/hazards-exposures/combustible-dust

WorkSafeBC Mitigation and Control of Combustible Wood Dust Resource Toolbox:
http://www2.worksafebc.com/Portals/WoodProducts/Prevention-Sawmills.asp?ReportID=37458#resources

NFPA 664: Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities:
http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards?mode=code&code=664

US Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Combustible Dust: An Explosion Hazard:
https://www.osha.gov/dsg/combustibledust/guidance.html

Fire Prevention and Inspection Initiative (includes training resources):
http://www.fipibc.ca

BC Safety Authority, Combustible Dust:
http://safetyauthority.ca/combustible-dust

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Combustible Dust:
http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/combustible_dust.html

Aon Safety Information Bulletin - Combustible Wood Dust in Swmills: Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Fire and Explosions:
http://www.bcforestsafe.org/files/AonSafetyBulletin-CombustibleWoodDustInSawmills-20120406.pdf

Confined Space

OHS Regulation, Confined Spaces:
http://www2.worksafebc.com/publications/OHSRegulation/Part9.asp

OHS Guidelines, Confined Spaces:
http://www2.worksafebc.com/Publications/OHSRegulation/GuidelinePart9.asp

WorkSafeBC, Confined Space Entry Program: A Reference Manual:
http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/confined_space_entry_bk84.pdf

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Confined Space – Introduction:
http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/hsprograms/confinedspace_intro.html

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Confined Space Program:
http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/hsprograms/confinedspace_program.html

WorkSafeNB, Confined Spaces: Recognizing the Danger:
http://www.worksafenb.ca/docs/confined-spaces-recognizing-the-danger.html

US Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Permit-Required Confined Space:
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3138.pdf

Confined Space Entry Program Management:
Presentation from Wood Pellet Safety Conference, Prince George BC, 2016 (PowerPoint)

Baler Cross Conveyor Vault

Confined Spaces Entry Procedure and Permit - Baler Cross Conveyor Vault (Word)

Confied Space Risk Assessment - Baler Cross Conveyor Vault (Word)

 

Safe Handling and Storage of Wood Pellets

Compilation of documents related to Handling and Storage of Wood Pellets compiled by Staffan Melin, 2016

Lockout

OHS Regulation, De-energization and Lockout:
http://www2.worksafebc.com/publications/OHSRegulation/Part10.asp

OHS Guidelines, De-energization and Lockout:
http://www2.worksafebc.com/Publications/OHSRegulation/GuidelinePart10.asp

WorkSafeBC, Lockout:
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/books-guides/lockout?lang=en

WorkSafeBC, Make sure all moving parts have stopped completely when locking out sawmill machinery:
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/hazard-alerts/make-sure-all-moving-parts-have-stopped-completely-when-locking-out-sawmill-machinery?lang=en&origin=s&returnurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.worksafebc.com%2Fen%2Fsearch%23q%3Dlock%2520out%2520pdf%26sort%3Drelevancy%26f%3Alanguage-facet%3D%5BEnglish%5D&highlight=lock+out%2Bpdf

Example of a General Lockout Training Briefing from L & M Lumber, Nechako Lumber and Premium Pellet: General Lockout - Training Briefing

Lockout Matrices example from Pinnacle

Safeguarding of Machinery and Equipment

WorkSafeBC, Safeguarding Machinery and Equipment, General Requirements:
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/books-guides/safeguarding-machinery-and-equipment-general-requirements?lang=en

WorkSafeBC, Safeguarding in Manufacturing: A Companion Guide to Safeguarding Machinery and Equipment:
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/books-guides/safeguarding-in-manufacturing-a-companion-guide-to-safeguarding-machinery-and-equipment?lang=en

Training and Supervision of Workers

New Employee Orientation Record and Checksheet sample from Pinnacle

WorkSafeBC, 3 Steps to Effective Worker Education and Training:
http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/3-steps.pdf

WorkSafeBC, Managing Safety from the Supervisor’s Perspective:
http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/managing_safety.pdf

WorkSafeBC, Safety on the Job is Everyone’s Business: The Responsibilities of Employers, Supervisors, and Workers:
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/books-guides/safety-on-the-job-is-everyones-business-the-responsibilities-of-employers-supervisors-and-workers?lang=en

WorkSafeBC, Support for Employers: Training and Orientation for Young and New Workers:
http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/YW_Orientation.pdf

Work Safe Alberta, Confined Space Guideline:
https://work.alberta.ca/documents/WHS-PUB_cs001.pdf

Contractor Orientation

BC Forest Safety Council, Prime Contractor Guide:
http://www.bcforestsafe.org/files/tr_pdfs/rpkg_prm_cnt.pdf

WorkSafeBC, Prime Contractor Responsibilities:
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/articles/prime-contractor-responsibilities?lang=en

City of Victoria, Prime Contractor Designation Form:
http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Business/Documents/tenders-contract-forms-a-d.pdf

Visitor Orientation

Lavington Pellet Visitor Orientation guide, map and sign-in (as an example):

Standard Operating Procedures (Safe Work Procedures)

Samples of Safe Work Practices for Electrical, Fall Protection, and Fire Protections:
https://www.yousendit.com/download/bXBaZFhnYTJrUmxEZU1UQw

BC Hydro’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards:
http://www.bchydro.com/content/dam/BCHydro/customer-portal/documents/corporate/safety/bchydro-osh-standards-guidelines.pdf

Safety Software

Safety Management System Software Used by Premium Pellet and Pinnacle Renewable Energy:
https://www.digitalactiontrackingsystem.com/home/

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