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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

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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: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/news-events/announcements/2020/March/short-term-extensions-of-occupational-first-aid-certificates  

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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

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Dispatch Procedure Changes

How to Get a Phone Call for Work In the past, the dispatch office would track the availability of all members, then call each member down the list until a request was filled. This could result in over 100 phone calls and take hours longer than it should to find 1 or 2 members for

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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

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