Safety

WorkSafeBC Occupational Hygiene Sampling Guidelines Update

By |2019-10-08T08:42:04-07:00October 8th, 2019|News, Safety|

WorkSafeBC Occupational Hygiene Sampling Guidelines Update On September 25, 2019 WorkSafeBC revised Guideline G5.53-4 Occupational hygiene methods acceptable to WorkSafeBC. With this revision, the Board has now clearly outlined the expectation for collecting field blanks when conducting occupational hygiene sampling. To break it down, here is the regulation and relevant guidelines. Regulation: Section 5.53(4)

Upcoming Arcose Training Courses May/June 2019

By |2019-04-12T16:13:32-07:00April 12th, 2019|News, Safety|

Arcose Training Courses Looking to gain some valuable education and training in employing new and young workers? How about lead and asbestos management? You’ve come to the right place! Arcose is pleased to announce we will be delivering two training courses in May and June. The first course will be on May 17 on

Thank You Clients and Friends for a Great 2018

By |2018-12-28T15:55:27-07:00December 28th, 2018|News, Safety|

Hello Everybody, As 2018 comes to a close, I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on our year at Arcose and to thank our clients and friends. We started the year with more booked work than I could have imagined.  Our project work included: occupational hygiene assessments, site inspections, hazardous materials, audits

Arcose Has Moved!

By |2018-12-31T09:46:55-07:00December 20th, 2018|News, Safety|

Arcose has moved!! Same great building, shiny new space. The air was a little thin on the third floor so we’ve settled into a new space in unit 203 – 5460 152 Street, Surrey. While the decrease in altitude was welcome, this move was actually driven by our expanding team outgrowing our old office.

Noise in the Workplace

By |2018-12-28T15:52:10-07:00December 14th, 2018|News, Safety|

Noise is any unwanted sound. In the workplace, there are three different types of noise we are concerned with: continuous, intermittent, and impact. Long-term exposure to noise or sudden exposure to noise can result in noise-induced hearing loss. This type of hearing loss is caused by damage to the hair cells in the ear,

Arcose Presents on Culture Change at 2018 Upper Island Safety Conference in Campbell River

By |2018-09-16T16:31:09-07:00May 30th, 2018|News, Safety|

Claire Mocock (EHS Consultant, Arcose Consulting) visited Campbell River, BC to deliver her presentation on “Culture Change is Hard! ...But Does it Have to Be?” at the 2018 Upper Island Safety Conference. While using traditional definitions of organizational and safety culture, Claire debunks the myth that changing an organization’s culture is “too difficult”. Claire

Arcose Presented on Sensitizers at the Occupational Disease Symposium

By |2018-09-16T16:30:57-07:00April 20th, 2018|News, Safety|

Arcose presented to a packed house at the BCCSA Occupational Disease Symposium hosted by the BCCSA and WorkSafeBC. Sensitizers are finding their way into workplaces at an increasing rate because of their diverse applications. Often workers are not aware that that they are handling a sensitizing chemical. We discussed what makes something a sensitizer,

Storage Racking Regulations

By |2018-09-16T16:32:53-07:00January 18th, 2018|News, Safety|

On March 30, 2017, the WorkSafeBC Board of Directors approved changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) regarding storage racks. These changes took effect on January 1, 2018. Previously, the OHSR did not specify safety requirements for proper installation, inspection, and maintenance of steel storage racks. With the new requirements in the