British Columbia Sawmill Dust Control

British Columbia Sawmill Dust Control

WorkSafeBC now has new powers to shut down workplaces, impose penalties on the spot, collect evidence, and compel payment of fines against employers who don’t comply with safety rules.
WorkSafeBC has been overhauling investigation and inspection methods after flawed techniques were cited by the Crown for its decision not to lay criminal charges in both cases. The threat of combustible sawdust at mills was highlighted as a safety issue that required constant vigilance.
This week sawmills committed to a daily inspection routine reporting weekly to WorkSafeBC, which would also conduct regular on-site inspections.

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