The following information and links will help forestry road blasters access information and resources that will help them work safely and effectively.
WorkSafeBC has conducted a review of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Part 21 – Blasting and updates to the regulation are anticipated in the fall of 2021. Changes to include a requirement for ongoing training for all certified blasters and a formal training requirement for new blasters prior to certification. Click this link to view the current blasting regulation.
The following is a list of blasting training modules to help forestry blasters meet their training requirements.
- BC Forest Safety Council: Online Training Module 1 – Blasting Hazards and Safety – Coming soon!
- Other Training Options: Online Training – The International Society of Explosives Experts (ISEE).
- Western Canadian Branch of the ISEE offers regular conferences and in-person training sessions.
Hazard Alerts from the Ministry of Mines and Energy provides important blasting safety information including safety alerts and incident reports.
Scroll down to download BCFSC blasting resources.