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Technical Safety BC following up with ammonia facilities

Technical Safety BC has been working with the refrigeration industry to help prevent ammonia exposure. We’ve been regularly reaching out to ammonia facilities to raise awareness about the dangers and prevention of accidental ammonia release incidents. The intent of our actions is focused on incident prevention and reducing safety risks. As part of this effort, Technical Safety BC issued a safety order on November 29 that outlined requirements for all public occupancy ammonia refrigeration plants to have their brine solution tested for the presence of ammonia.

Don't be tripping', warns Technical Safety BC

It seems harmless enough – a circuit breaker in your home trips. You calmly walk over to the electrical panel and reset it. But you may be putting yourself and your family at risk by not identifying the root cause of the problem. Learn more about this and other important safety tips related to electrical breakers.

Avoid these six common barbecue dangers

Before you fire up the grill, take some basic safety precautions! Each year, Technical Safety BC receives reports of incidents resulting from gas barbecues. The most dangerous time to use a grill is at the beginning of the barbecue season, after equipment hasn’t been used for a while.  Here are six common barbecue safety mistakes – and how to avoid them.

BC Safety Authority releases 2016 State of Safety Report

BC Safety Authority (BCSA) released its 2016 State of Safety Report, a comprehensive overview of BCSA’s activities and information analysis, including data on installation and operating assessments, incident investigations, as well as research and enforcement activities. The report is designed to help people understand technical trends and use the knowledge to make informed safety decisions.
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