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B.C. adopting new dust safety plan

Feb. 26, 2015 – Sawmill operators throughout B.C. have committed to the introduction of a new safety plan by WorkSafeBC that will include daily reporting mechanisms.

According to a report from The Canadian Press, the new plan has been devised in response to an overhaul of inspection and investigation methods previously used by WorkSafeBC.

The government appointed Gord Macatee to take on the responsibility of reviewing safety operations at B.C. sawmills. The result was 43 recommendations, several of which are already in practice.

The new plan includes daily information tracking and weekly submissions to WorkSafeBC, which will also undertake more frequent inspections.

There is currently a piece of legislation being debated in the B.C. legislature that would further address Macatee’s recommendations.

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