On Thursday March 7th, 2013 CMHDS members gathered for a breakfast meeting to discuss safety culture and CMHDS President, Dan Beer took the opportunity to follow through on a motion passed the previous week by the CMHDS Board of Directors and sign the BC Safety Charter on behalf of the CMHDS.
This Charter represents commitment from industry and organizational leaders in British Columbia to create a culture and adopt practices that value health and safety. It is founded on the principle that the effective management of health and safety is essential to long term success, profitability and sustainability. By supporting this charter senior executives commit themselves to working towards the goal of being corporately sustainable and demonstrating leadership in their communities.
Join us for breakfast on Thursday March 7th, 2013 when we welcome Denesh Maharajh, the Environmental, Health & Safety Manager for Home Depot Canada who will be speaking about “Safety Culture, the Home Depot Perspective”.
Safety Culture which relates to a full range of safety critical behaviors from the wearing of PPE (or not), the quality of delivery of a tool box talk – or the seriousness with which safety is discussed at a high level meeting has also been described simply as “the way we typically do things around here”.
After the presentation we will have a question & answer session as well as a round table discussion on all points covered. All attendees will get the summary notes of the presentation and discussions.
Our best answer at the time was to check with your forklift equipment supplier or your trainer.
While those are still good choices we are happy to offer pre-use forms for a variety of industrial equipment thanks to NIS Training.
The NAOSH Week Steering Committee and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering will host an annual Safety Forum and Awards Luncheon to recognize Winners, Honourable Mentions, and Participants of the NAOSH Week competition held May 2012.
Based on last year’s attendance, they are expecting approximately 200 people to attend the luncheon including NAOSH Week winners and sponsors, CSSE members, students and instructors from the Occupational Health and Safety Diploma program, as well as many other health and safety professionals. There will also be a golf tournament held after the luncheon.
- Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
- Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Location: Newlands Golf and Country Club, 21025 48th Avenue, Langley, BC
To register visit the BCCSA website at https://www.bccsa.ca/NAOSH.html
WorkSafeBC recently produced this video on lifting in the workplace. Short video but well worth the look.
Manufacturing employers, safety professionals, and safety committee members are invited to learn, share, and network at this conference and trade show hosted by the FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance of BC, the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters of BC, and WorkSafeBC.
The sessions will feature experts speaking on important health and safety issues in today’s manufacturing industry. Delegates can expect two full days of discussion, dialogue, and debate between like-minded individuals.
- Conference Dates: September 20 & 21, 2012
- Pre-Conference workshops: September 18 & 19, 2012
For more details visit www.MakeItSafe.ca.
NAOSH Week takes place from May 6th to 12th, 2012. The CMHDS is a proud supporter and is helping kick off the event with the 15th Annual BC Championship Forklift Rally on Saturday May 5th, 2012. To find out more about NAOSH Week visit www.naosh.ca or read on . . .
About NAOSH Week
The success of NAOSH Week is rooted in a community-based approach. Across the country, NAOSH Week events and activities are coordinated by local, provincial and/or regional committees, comprised primarily of volunteers, who share a focus and vision of safer workplaces and communities. Partnerships with government, business, suppliers, CSSE Chapters, community health organizations and other safety groups provide the support, resources and network necessary to manage the NAOSH Week plans.
We are sorry to report on the passing of Richard E. Higgins recently. Dick was the force behind the U.S. Open Forklift Rodeo, an event that under his leadership had become international in scope.
John Gilder, General Manager of the B.C. Championship Forklift Rally said “While I only knew Dick by reputation, I have followed the U.S. Open Forklift Rodeo for years and had hoped to one day attend the event and meet him. Dick was a leader in the forklift competition community and will be missed.”
In June 2000, he established the Higgins Group. He focused on providing forklift operator training, creation of multiple competitive forklift rodeos in US and foreign locations and giving expert-witness testimony about forklift safety.
Attend to find out how you can achieve your cash back incentive each year for being a safe company through COR.
WorkSafeBC is partnering with FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance of BC and the CMHDS to present a free half-day training session designed specifically for the warehousing sector. The session will focus on providing the leaders of your organization with tools they can use to improve safety performance in your workplace.
Between 2006 and 2010, injured workers in the warehousing subsector accounted for:
- More than 1650 time-loss claims
- Almost 55,000 days lost from work
- More than $12 million in claims costs
Join us on Thursday February 23, 2012 for “Putting the Brakes on Lift Truck Accidents” a discussion forum & breakfast meeting.
Warehousing leads all other subsectors in B.C. with 7 out of every 100 workers being injured annually; almost double the rate of any other industry subsector.
Two of the top three injury types are lift-truck related injuries or what WorkSafeBC classifies as “Struck By” and “Lower Extremity Injuries”.
Join us at this breakfast meeting where we will be discussing causes, effects, experiences, challenges and sharing best practices.