September/October issue of WorkSafe Magazine | WorkSafeBC

Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on reducing ergonomic injuries in manufacturing, navigating an injury at work,

September/October issue of WorkSafe Magazine | WorkSafeBC

Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on reducing ergonomic injuries in manufacturing, navigating an injury at work, and tree planting during a pandemic.

Magazine Features:

Increase your supply, not your claims costs
Charting a smooth course after an injury
Tree planting during a pandemic

On the cover: Prevention by design
When a rise in demand for its products was increasing the risk of musculoskeletal injury, a B.C. manufacturer took swift action.

Ask an officer: Implementing ergonomics
In this issue, we speak with WorkSafeBC ergonomist Tami Perkins about the basics of ergonomics in the workplace. WorkSafeBC ergonomists visit workplaces and consult with and educate employers and workers on how to prevent injuries by looking at gaps and deficiencies in work systems.

Safety spotlight: Navigating an injury
Cascade Aerospace’s recover-at-work program charts a smooth course ahead when it comes to helping workers who have had a workplace injury.

Policy notes: Amendments to Workers Compensation Act reach Royal Assent
The Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020 includes support for workers and an expansion of WorkSafeBC’s investigative powers.

Safety talk: Listen up! How to prevent hearing loss
Noise-induced hearing loss is a hazard that workers of all ages need to take seriously. Once your hearing is gone, it’s gone forever. These tips can help.

WorkSafeBC update: Sawmill transforms safety culture
A transformation has happened at Lakeland Mills saw and planer mill in Prince George. Injuries are down. Employee engagement is up. And the results are inspiring change in other northern B.C. mills.

WorkSafeBC update: Planting in a pod
B.C.’s most ambitious tree planting season ever took root under the shadow of COVID-19. Keeping workers and communities safe from the virus became a top priority for the industry.

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Source: WorkSafeBC