New Work Opportunities at Pennsylvania Chemicals (Cracker Plant)

On September 11, 2020, Tom Reid First District International Vice President announced to all IBEW First District Inside Construction Local Unions: There are new opportunities for Canadian IBEW members to go down to Pennsylvania to work on the Pennsylvania Cracker plant. Mr. Mark Selbert of Great Arrow Builders has notified our office that extensions for … Read more

#ykastrong Video Spotlight on Houle (Kamloops)

Support Kamloops Video Spotlight Houle Electric As an essential service, Houle Electric was able to keep their staff working and serve the needs of our community. They continually take steps to ensure they are providing safe, quality work for their customers. A big thank you to all the Kamloops tradesmen for being such an integral … Read more

The BCFED OH&S Centre Has Scheduled a Repeated Run of Their Free COVID-19 Related Webinars

Repeated run of the BC Federation of Labour free webinars! OH&S Committee role during COVID-19 Tuesday May 26, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Participants will understand the role and responsibility joint occupational health and safety committees have during this unprecedented pandemic; including how to identify potential COVID-19 hazards, Inspecting the workplace for potential means of … Read more

Changes to How Hearing Tests Will Be Conducted

Audio Lab is part of phase 2 in reopening BC businesses which means we will be able to offer our hearing test and respirator fit testing services in the upcoming weeks. Due to COVID-19 and the physical distance requirements of 6 feet, WorkSafeBC has made changes on how hearing tests will be conducted for the … Read more

Building Trades Council welcomes WorkSafe responding to worker complaints

BCBT calls creation of ‘inspectional initiative’ a positive first step The BC Building Trades council is calling the new “inspectional initiative” announced by WorkSafeBC to address sanitation on construction sites a positive first step. The initiative was launched in response to concerns raised by BCBT about poor health and safety on construction sites. BCBT was … Read more

Short term extensions of Occupational First Aid Certificates

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, WorkSafeBC is granting extensions on any occupational first aid, or equivalent certificates, that are due to expire between March 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020. These certificates will now be acceptable in the workplace for 90 days beyond their original expiry date. Read More:  

Guidance to Construction Sites Operating During COVID-19

Guidance to construction sites operating during COVID-19 As the challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak continue to shift, the B.C. government and B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, are taking unprecedented measures to slow the transmission of COVID-19. Recently, Dr. Henry issued an order under the BC’s Public Health Act prohibiting the gathering of … Read more

Comfort Case Created and Delivered

Through donations from IBEW 993 members, friends, families, signatory contractors and the affiliates of IBEW LU 993 the IBEW 993 Women’s Committee were able to create 64 Comfort Cases for sexual assault victims. The Comfort Cases were delivered to communities in Northern BC located in IBEW LU 993 jurisdiction just before International Women’s Day March … Read more