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Silica Safety

Silica is the one of the most common hazardous substances found on construction sites, manufacturing plants and industrial workplaces. Employers have a duty to protect their employees from exposure to silica, airborne crystalline silica and silica dust. Silica (sometimes referred to as industrial sand) is used in many construction projects and is a main component

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Toolbox Series: COVID-19 Worksite Prevention

With the recent release of the British Columbia Government phased approach to returning to work, we want to ensure that employers are equipped with the proper tools and information to safety lead their workforces. Lake Country EHS is preparing a toolbox series that will be released bi-weekly to provide employers with valuable safety content that

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Home Renovation Hazards

With families spending more time at home in social isolation right now, you might be inclined to do some of those at-home, make work projects that your spouse or kids have been begging you to complete for years. How many of you have thought, “Oh what a perfect time to build that deck I’ve been

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Tools to Keep Employees Engaged While Working Remotely

Right now, employers are having to make innovative changes within their companies to keep employees working and business operating. A wide-spread pandemic wasn’t something that employers ever knew to plan for but has vastly affected the landscape of how we conduct business now.  Luckily, technology can be a helpful tool for navigating operating a business

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Working Through the Pandemic

Are you a BC employer in the manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure or construction industry? As of March 26th, all businesses listed here (and related professional fields) are considered an ‘essential service’ during the COVID-19 crisis.

Read this post to see what your obligations are during COVID-19.

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National Safety Code Requirements and Record Keeping

The Canadian National Safety Code (NSC) is a set of national standards supported by provincial regulations. These regulations establish management and performance requirements for commercial carriers including the minimum safety standards for commercial vehicles and drivers. Commercial carriers that are included in the NSC are required to obtain a NSC Certificate to operate prior to starting operations.

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