In 2018, Technical Safety BC held a number of workshops aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of high risk events which take place. We engaged industry representatives as subject matter experts to look closely at the following:
Earlier this year, Technical Safety BC data scientists worked on a project with Data for Good Vancouver focused around drug addiction and overdose.
Artificial intelligence (AI), open source data, sensor technology, information modelling, and machine learning are big buzz words in the technology industry.
In March 2017, four people and the family dog were found deceased in their dwelling.
Have you ever waited a moment too long to light a barbecue and been surprised by the “whoosh” as built-up gas ignites? Safety professionals call this a “hard light-off” or delayed ignition and, if you are outside, the result is typically a yelp followed by jokes about singed eyebrows.
Each year in BC, numerous carbon monoxide (CO) incidents are reported to the authorities. Some come via 911 from panicked homeowners who have been alerted by their CO detector sounding.
It was like finding a ticking time bomb: a 240-volt electrical distribution panel with no safety cover under the back deck of a suburban home. Anyone accessing the panel would need to stand in an inch of water that saturated the ground under the deck.