JHSC minutes just got easier!
Four new mailboxes for joint health and safety committees to
send their minutes to a particular region have been created.
The mailboxes correspond to each of our four regions:
The new system ensures
meeting minutes are received in a timely manner. We thank you
for your continued commitment to making New Brunswick’s
workplaces healthy and safe.
When thunder roars,
seek shelter indoors!
Last summer in Oromocto, two
women were injured when a lightning bolt struck a tree
they were walking past. A month later, a lightning strike killed
19 cows in a farmer’s field in Upper Hainesville, 50 km
northwest of Fredericton. The losses were not covered by
New workshop offered
WorkSafeNB will offer a new educational workshop called
Occupational Health and Safety Fundamentals this
The workshop builds on the prerequisites of the
three-day JHSC core training. It aims to provide trainers and
health and safety co-ordinators with a basic working knowledge
of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, as well as
the basic theories underlying workplace health and safety,
said Lisa Waugh, a WorkSafeNB education consultant. Waugh
developed the workshop with fellow education consultant Nicole
“It takes a closer look at regulations,
interpretations and the basics of compensation and the
Meredith Principles, and shows participants how to develop a
code of practice and prepare a health and safety plan.
Participants receive a certificate after successfully
completing the course,” she said.
The workshop takes
place over three consecutive Fridays. An English workshop is
scheduled in Fredericton in October, and a French workshop
takes place in Saint-Basile the following month. Register
today! For more information, visit our workshops
J.D. Irving Limited (Scierie Grande
Rivière) pleaded guilty July 23, 2013 to a charge under
General Regulation 91-191 subsection 239(4) of the
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act for failing
to ensure that no employee works on a machine until it is in a
zero-energy state and locked out by a competent
On December 15, 2011 an employee and supervisor
discussed a way to release a stuck bin on a lumber sorting
line. The employee locked out every part of the machine except
the hydraulics controlling the movement of the bin, thinking
it would help him release the stuck bin.
entered the stuck bin, and hit it with a sledgehammer to
release it from the frame. As he hit it, the bin released
causing it to move upward. The employee’s hand got caught
between the moving bin and the frame as he tried to secure
himself, causing serious injury.
The company was fined
$10,000, plus a $2 000 surcharge, to be paid by Aug. 30, 2013.
fiancé’s boss told him he is not allowed to wear eye
protection at his job. He works in a tire shop and wants to
protect his eyes. His eyewear is tinted work safety glasses as
he goes outside as well to work on trucks outside the shop and
as well on service calls. Can an employer deny him from
protecting his eyes? Also, is there something I can print to
show his boss if he can or cannot deny him from wearing eye
protection. Any help would be appreciated.
you have not provided a reason as to why his employer is
prohibiting him from wearing his glasses. Is it perhaps the
glasses are tinted? More
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DID YOU KNOW
that derailed on July 6 in Lac-Mégantic, QC was destined
for New Brunswick. In the wake of the disaster that
claimed 47 lives and destroyed more than 30 buildings,
WorkSafeNB strongly encourages all employers to review
their emergency evacuation plans.
Saint-Basile (F)*, Caraquet (F),
Saint John (E)
Florenceville (E), Moncton (E)*
Campbellton (E), Saint John
(E), Fredericton (E), Moncton (E)
Falls (E), Bathurst (E), Quispamsis (E), Moncton
Woodstock (E), Saint John (E),
HEALTH AND SAFETY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR MANAGERS AND
HEALTH AND SAFETY FUNDAMENTALS
November 15, 22, 29,
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E indicates workshops given in
F indicates workshops given in French
indicates workshop is currently full