Changes to the Safety Standards Act: What you need to know

To enhance safety for workers and the general public, the provincial government of BC has made several amendments to the Safety Standards Act which came into force at midnight, November 30. These amendments are intended to address gaps and strengthen existing safety oversight tools so that delegated authorities administering the Act, including Technical Safety BC and other local municipalities, can do their jobs more effectively.

Regulatory amendment creates new classifications for pressure welder certificates of qualification and requires a physical inspection prior to a declaration

On August 2, 2018, Ministerial Order M317, which amends the Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation, the Electrical Safety Regulation, the Elevating Devices Safety Regulation, the Gas Safety Regulation, and the Safety Standards General Regulation, was signed and deposited.

Technical Safety BC launches call for nominations for 2018 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards

Technical Safety BC is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations who demonstrate exceptional leadership, achievement or innovation in technical safety in British Columbia.

Technical Safety BC releases State of Safety 2017 report

Technical Safety BC has released its State of Safety 2017 Report. The interactive, online document provides an overview of incidents and injuries related to technical equipment observed over the previous year, and the organization’s efforts to understand and manage safety risk.
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