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WorkSafeBC release COR review with temporary freeze on IM/RTW certifications - January 1, 2013

SAFE CertifiedWorkSafeBC release COR review with temporary freeze on IM/RTW certifications

As a direct result of the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program review, WorkSafeBC has announced that effective January 1, 2013, there is a temporary freeze on any new Injury Management (IM) / Return to Work (RTW) COR certifications. This does not affect Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) COR certifications or SAFE certifications. Employers already IM/RTW certified will be allowed to continue doing maintenance audits in 2013 and 2014, if applicable. Recertifying employers will be allowed to recertify using the existing IM/RTW tool in 2013, but will have to transition to the new tool/process once it is available. Employers interested in obtaining a new IM/RTW certification have until June 30th, 2013 to do their IM/RTW audit. Employers (BASE, SEBASE and ISEBASE) committed to obtaining their first IM/RTW certification, and doing their audit, by June 30th, 2013 must submit written notice to the Council by February 20, 2013. WorkSafeBC has not set any timeline for an “unfreeze”.

Chain Shot

The BC Forest Safety Council has compiled the latest information on chain shot in this resource package. The following information contains 2 recent safety alerts on chain shot and links to additional resources on the topic.

2013 Western Wildfire Conference - Kelowna, April 10, 2013

2013 Western Wildfire Conference

Dates:

Conference Portion: Wed April 10 – Sat April 13, 2013
Trade Show Portion: Thurs April 11 & Fri April 12, 2013
Wildfire Field Tour: Sat April 13, 2013

Location:

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre, Kelowna, BC, Canada

Please visit www.wildfire-conference.ca for the conference program, registration, hotel room rates, and trade show information.

New! 10 Winter Driving Tips for BC Log Haulers

Transportation Safety has released a new version of the 10 Winter Driving Tips for BC Log Haulers.

Call 1-877-312-2424 or email transport@bcforestsafe.org to order copies for your crew or office!

 

 

Port McNeill resident receives award from BC Forest Safety Council

Nanaimo, B.C. – A Port McNeill resident has received an award from the BC Forest Safety Council, in recognition of his notable contribution to forest industry safety within his employer’s operations in 2012.

Gerry Lambert was presented the Safety Most Valuable Player of the Year award at the Vancouver Island Safety Conference, October 20th in Nanaimo. The award was co-presented by David Anderson, President and CEO of WorkSafeBC and Reynold Hert, CEO of the Safety Council.

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