Gas Newsletter

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Check out our new gas safety newsletter with a focus on our Gas Contractor Information Guide.

Electrical Newsletter

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Read and subscribe to the new summer issue of Electrical Safety News!

14-53 Safety Officer, Gas - Regular Full Time, Union

Location: 
Prince George
Salary: 
$35.30/hour – $40.88/ hour

The Safety Officer is accountable to the Regional Business Leader for maintaining and enchancing public safety by educating the public and industry and ensuring that codes, regulations and standards of safety are understood and observed.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and covering letter quoting competition number 14-53.

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2014 Annual Public Meeting and Luncheon

Gas and electrical equipment safety in floods

It's that time of year when many areas of the province are preparing for higher than usual water levels and potential flooding.  There are serious gas and electrical safety implications to consider if you are living or working in an area experiencing flooding. BC Safety Authority (BCSA) reminds homeowners and businesses to take precautions with gas and electrical appliances when flooding is expected.

BC Safety Authority statement regarding investigation into Crystal Mountain Resort chairlift deropement

New Westminster, BC, March 6, 2014—Jason Gill, Provincial Safety Manager of Passenger Ropeways and Amusement Devices for BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today issued the following statement:

“On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at approximately 11:00am, an incident was reported to BC Safety Authority involving the full deropement of a fixed-grip double chairlift where three chairs struck the snow, two of them carrying passengers.  The incident occurred at Crystal Mountain Resort (near Kelowna) on the Blue Chairlift at tower #2.  

BC Safety Authority statement following Crown Counsel’s announcement that no charges will be approved against Babine Forest Products

New Westminster, BC, January 10, 2014—Phil Gothe, Vice-President, Technical Programs for BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today issued the following statement: 

“Following Crown Counsel’s announcement that no charges will be approved in relation to the tragic explosion and fire at the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake on January 20, 2012, BCSA is now preparing to release publicly our full incident investigation report.  The report will provide additional information into BCSA’s investigation process and findings. 

“BCSA will release its full report during the week of January 13, 2014, to coincide with the release of WorkSafeBC’s investigation report.  Our full report was not previously released in order to avoid compromising Crown Counsel’s review of WorkSafeBC’s referral. 

“BCSA continues to work with industry to implement our Recommendations Report arising from the Babine incident, as well as the three safety orders that have been issued since 2012 to improve safety in the wood processing industry.” 

BCSA’s full report will be posted on our combustible dust webpage at: www.safetyauthority.ca/combustible-dust 

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BC Safety Authority is an independent, self-funded organization mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment. In addition to issuing permits, licenses and certificates, it works with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research. 

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BC Safety Authority Warns of Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC (December 3, 2013)—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) is urging British Columbians to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) and to take proper precautions to keep themselves and their families safe.

Six recipients to be honoured for safety excellence at BC Safety Authority’s Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards

New Westminster, BC, November 29, 2013—Six recipients representing multiple technology sectors will be awarded BC’s highest safety honour at BC Safety Authority’s 2013 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards.

The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will present the awards to six individuals and organizations in recognition of their exceptional leadership, achievement or innovation in the promotion of technical systems safety.

WHAT:         BC Safety Authority’s Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards

WHERE:      River Rock Casino Resort, Main Show Theatre,

                    8811 River Road

                    Richmond, BC

WHEN:        Monday, December 2, 2013

                    Registration at 10:00 a.m

                    Awards ceremony from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHO:         The Honourable Judith Guichon

                    Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

                    Keynote Speaker: Jay Ingram
                    Discovery Channel

                    Brian Cook, PowerCheck Electrical Safety Services

                    Excellence in Electrical Safety Award Recipient

                    Nechako Green Energy Ltd.,

                    Excellence in Boiler, Pressure Vessel and

                    Refrigeration Safety Award Recipient

                    Barry Cavens, Cavens and Associates

                    Excellence in Gas Safety Award Recipient

                    Corrie Archer, Otis Elevating Company

                    Excellence in Elevating Safety Award Recipient

                    D’Angelo (Danny) Cox, Dan Cox Consulting

                    Excellence in Passenger Ropeway Safety Award Recipient

                    Forest Products Manufacturing Advisory Group,

                    Excellence in Systems Safety Award Recipient

WHY:           Honouring excellence in technical safety.

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BC Safety Authority is an independent, self-funded organization mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment. In addition to issuing permits, licences and certificates, we work with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research.

 

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