Jan 23, 2018 – Creating Your Racking Regulations Compliance Plan

On Tuesday January 23rd, 2018, John Gilder of RackSafe spoke about how to create your Racking Regulations Compliance Plan. During this seminar John did a breakdown of all nine sections of WorkSafeBC’s New Racking Regulations (effective January 1, 2018) and provided strategies and action items for each section so attendees could develop an executable plan to ensure their company is compliant. About John Gilder John has been in the logistics industry for over 35 years and is the General … [Read more...]

Nov 23, 2017 – MEC Distribution Centre Tour

On Thursday November 23, 2017 CMHDS Members toured the MEC Distribution Centre in Surrey, B.C. Located on 16 acres this 182,000 sq foot facility boasts pick to light, carousel, and environmentally friendly technology. The facility operates 7 days a week over multiple shifts, employs 80 people, services MEC’s 22 stores, thriving e-commerce fulfillment, and handles over 24,000 SKU’s. The Surrey DC was opened in 2008, and is a combination of a refurbishment of an existing building as well as … [Read more...]

Nov 1, 2017 – Racking Regulations Breakfast Meeting #2

On Wednesday November 1, 2017 CMHDS Members met with staff from WorkSafeBC who answered questions about the implementation of the Racking Regulations coming into effect on January 1, 2018. WorkSafeBC did a short presentation covering the new regulations and the supporting documents and then the remainder of the meeting was spent on Questions & Answers. Most importantly there were two WorkSafeBC Enforcement Officers in attendance who were answering questions about how they will be enforcing … [Read more...]

Oct 17, 2017 – Racking Regulations Breakfast Meeting #1

On Tuesday October 17, 2017 CMHDS Members met with staff from WorkSafeBC who answered questions about the implementation of the Racking Regulations coming into effect on January 1, 2018. WorkSafeBC did a short presentation covering the new regulations and the supporting documents and then the remainder of the meeting was spent on Questions & Answers. Most importantly there was a WorkSafeBC Enforcement Officer in attendance who was answering questions about how they will be enforcing the … [Read more...]

Sept 14th, 2017 – Loblaw Distribution Centre Tour

On Thursday September 14, 2017 CMHDS Members kicked off the 2017-2018 season with a tour of the Loblaw Distribution Centre in Vancouver, BC. Located under the Real Canadian Superstore on Marine Drive, this 482,000 sq.ft. facility operates 24/7 with almost 300 staff and over 125 pieces of Material Handling Equipment, shipping 28 million cases per year. Accounts serviced include Real Canadian Superstore, NoFrills, Extra Foods, YIG/City Market and Various Independent Markets. The facility has … [Read more...]