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Alternate Means of Escape (from mobile equipment)
WorkSafeBC Occupational Health & Safety Regulation section 16.17 requires that mobile equipment manufactured after January 1, 2000 and having only one main entrance door requires an alternate means of escape from the cab. Read more on alternate means of escape from the cab including checklist.
WorkSafeBC stats show 17 % of all claims are due to falls; 25 % of serious injuries are due to falls; and 29% of claims costs are due to falls. Read more on Fall Prevention.
Mental Health/ Bill 14
The World Health Organization estimates that by 2020 depression will become the second most important cause of disability in the world. Read more on Mental Health/ Bill 14.
As a construction worker you are at greater risk for developing skin cancer because you are regularly exposed to the sun for long periods of time in both summer and winter. Read more on Sun Safety.
Drug, alcohol and other substance (e.g. solvent) misuse is everyone's concern. It damages health, causes absenteeism and reduced productivity. Read more on Substance Abuse.