Weather Related Worker Safety Issues

British Columbia is experiencing the effects of climate change: temperatures are increasing, sea levels are rising, and variable and extreme weather is becoming more frequent. Specifically, as Owners, Woodlot Licensees and Community Forest Agreement holders, must provide and maintain the land and premises in a safe manner. The owner must know, control, and communicate any health and safety concerns at or near the workplace, that could result in a person being harmed by a condition or use of the workplace. The owner must also ensure a plan is in place to address the hazards. read more


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