2013 – Mark the date!
WorkSafeNB's Annual Health and Safety
Conference for 2013 will be held in Fredericton, November 6-8,
and we're looking for ideas for workshop topics and speakers.
The names of those who send suggestions will be put into a
draw for a Deluxe Winter Emergency Kit for your
vehicle. Submissions must be received by February 13 to be
eligible for the draw. The winner will be announced in the
March edition of E-News. Click here to submit your
Battling the winter
It's that time of year again – dark when
you leave in the morning, and dark when you get home at the
end of the day. By the time you get into your winter gear,
clean off your vehicle, and adjust your driving to the
snow-covered roads, your commuting time is nearly doubled. The
excitement of Christmas is long over, and you're longing for
warmer days. No doubt about it, winter can leave you feeling
exhausted. But there are ways to beat the winter blues. Don't
underestimate it – a positive attitude is an important part of
health and safety. More.
Stay on top of safety
when removing snow from roofs
media outlets calling for a snowier than normal winter and
with falls off of roofs still a leading cause of serious
workplace injuries in the province, WorkSafeNB is reminding
New Brunswickers how to safely remove snow from
Our look is
As part of our ongoing efforts to
improve services, WorkSafeNB is pleased to announce that our
website will have a new look and improved functionality in
2013. Some of the changes will include:
- Easier access to content using a restructured menu
- Improved navigation with a large graphical menu and tabs
for quick reference items.
- Greater emphasis on key messaging and priority
- Improved, larger interface and updated graphic
- Fully bilingual URLs.
- Improved video page with download
The new changes will take effect soon.
We look forward to hearing your feedback after the launch.
Can you clarify subsections 216.2(1)
and 216.2(2) of Regulation 91-191 for pre-use
inspections on industrial lift trucks?
216.2(1) An operator of an industrial lift truck
shall check for the effectiveness of all safety devices
daily before operating the truck.
more than one operator uses an industrial lift truck in the
course of a day or if the industrial lift truck is used on
more than one shift, each operator shall check for the
effectiveness of all safety devices before operating the
I've been told that an inspection sheet has to
be done once per shift by the first operator and if a second
operator uses the same piece of equipment, he does not have to
fill out another inspection sheet, just verify that the
inspection has been done and do a check of all safety devices
on that machine.
I also understand that every lift
truck operator has to fill out one inspection sheet per shift,
so if there are three operators on that shift, there would be
three recorded inspection sheets.
I know they all have
to check the safety devices but do they all have to record it
on an inspection sheet?
ABC Company Limited*
*Names have been changed
for privacy purposes A: Not all
operators are required to physically check safety devices each
day, provided the employer ensures a system that allows for
one of the operators to physically check the devices at the
beginning of each shift, and that subsequent users can easily
verify the safety check was performed by the designated
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DID YOU KNOW
colder weather, fuel-fired heaters and other machinery
are often used indoors, which can increase the risk of
carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. This “silent killer” is
responsible for hundreds of deaths and thousands of
hospitalizations in North America every year. WorkSafeNB
reminds all workers and employers to be aware of the
danger and take precautions to minimize its risk.
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