The USA Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets and enforces standards to help assure safe and healthful working conditions in the USA. OSHA also provides training, outreach, education and assistance to American workers and employers.
OSHA resources and information that are applicable to the crane industry in British Columbia are accessible through this page.
Working when physical distancing is not possible
BC Centre for Disease Control – COVID-19 Resources
Information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.
BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool
This online tool will determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.
BCCSA’s Health Screening Tool
This downloaded tool will provide guidance for work sites to set up onsite screening to ask workers to answer screening questions before work starts.
BCCSA COVID-19 Resources
This website offers additional COVID-19 information including bulletins and work practices for construction sites when working within 2 metres of other workers. (“Prevention Measures for COVID-19 at Work”)
COVID-19 – Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites
Engineers and Geoscientists BC Guidelines
The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation requires employers to ensure that a professional engineer provides annual certification that the following types of equipment are safe for use:
- Vehicle-mounted elevating work platforms
- Self-propelled boom-supported elevating work platforms
- Mobile cranes
- Aerial firefighting devices
The OHS Regulation states that inspections of these types of equipment must be in accordance with “good engineering practice.”
To help employers and engineers better understand what “good engineering practice” entails, Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC) has recently released a new resource, Certification of Annual Equipment Inspections In BC – Professional Practice Guideline.
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