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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

Number

2001/04/12

Number of Orders

2001147050073

Employer

0

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

002

765001

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

3.00

*The Time Recorded reflects only that time which has been charged to this inspection up until the document was printed for delivery. Subsequent time may be added for additional activity related to this inspection. Number of Workers

Project Number

Site Visit Date

51 - 100

Lab Samples Direct Results Taken Readings Presented N

N

Sampling Inspection(s)

N

Head Office Vancouver Community College

Job Site City Centre Campus 250 West Pender Street

250 West Pender Street Vancouver BC V6B1S9

Vancouver BC

Portion Inspected

Jobsite

Violations

NO ORDERS WRITTEN

Employer Representative Name Larry Waddell

Accompanied by Employer Representative Steve Travis (Safety Coordinator)

Employer Representative Position Director of Facilities

Accompanied by Worker Representative Jorge Candia

Phone Number

Organization

(604) 443-8304

CUPE - Local # 15

Signature

Officer of the Board / Signature DUFF, MICHAEL

For Internal Use Only A firm file search of VCC found that there has been previous inspections and orders issued in relation to this college.

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

2001/04/12

Number

2001147050073

Number of Orders 0

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

002

765001

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

3.00

Inspection Text This inspection report is in regard to the rooftop of the college. Areas of the roof which may be accessed by workers should be delineated to direct travel away from proximity to the roof edge. Discussions with Mr. S. Traviss (Safety, Security and Parking Coordinator)on this issue produced the following possible solutions: A raised walkway with nonslip material that could have handrails affixed should be considered for rooftop pedestrian control. This would serve to direct foot traffic away from possible danger areas. Signage should be posted at the rooftop access in regard to the hazards in the areas. Other specific rooftop projects may require risk assessments before work commences. Handrails should be installed on the side of the incline ramp joining one roof area to the other. They could be made removable for access by large HVAC equipment etc.

Employer Representative Larry Waddell 52B17 (R05/2007)

Officer of the Board DUFF, MICHAEL

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

2002/04/09

Number

Number of Orders

2002117080182

Employer

2

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

002

765001

Activity Time Recorded* 7.25

Travel Time Recorded* 2.00

*The Time Recorded reflects only that time which has been charged to this inspection up until the document was printed for delivery. Subsequent time may be added for additional activity related to this inspection. Number of Workers

Project Number

Site Visit Date

101 or more

Lab Samples Direct Results Taken Readings Presented N

N

Sampling Inspection(s)

N

Head Office VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Job Site VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE 250 WEST PENDER STREET

VANCOUVER BC

BC Portion Inspected

Jobsite

Violations

REFER TO ORDERS ON FOLLOWING PAGE(S)

Employer Representative Name STEVE TRAVISS

Accompanied by Employer Representative STEVE TRAVISS

Employer Representative Position HEALTH AND SAFETY COORDINATOR Phone Number

Accompanied by Worker Representative KAREN HOURSTON Organization CUPE- LOCAL 15

Signature

Officer of the Board / Signature MOREHOUSE, RON

Inspection Text Held a pre-inspection meeting with Steve Traviss and Karen Hourston with respect to the firms Ocupational Health and Safety Program. A partial W.C.B. inspection was done in the Bakery and Colinary Departments. Firm uses the security firm to provide First Aid Services. Some consideration needs attention regarding seperation of worker and student injury record entries into the treatment record book. 52B17 (R05/2007) Printed: 2011/02/24 08:20 Firm needs to ensure all accidents/incidents are investigated in accordance with the requirements of the Regulation.

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

Number

2002/04/09

2002117080182

Number of Orders 2

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

002

765001

Activity Time Recorded* 7.25

Travel Time Recorded* 2.00

Firm uses the security firm to provide First Aid Services. Some consideration needs attention regarding seperation of worker and student injury record entries into the treatment record book. Firm needs to ensure all accidents/incidents are investigated in accordance with the requirements of the Regulation. This firm reported that extensive training on safe operation of equipment and procedures are done. Equipment guarding, specifically, food mixers in several and Culinary Arts department need to be installed.

Bakery rooms,

Rubber Garburator Guards need to be provided in the Culinary Department. Also reviewed lock out procedures in the Bakery Department. Orders Order No.

1

Decision

L

WCB Reference

OHS16.21.(1)

OPERATORS OF THE FORKLIFT LOCATED IN THE RECEIVING AREA ARE NOT PROTECTED AGAINST FALLING, FLYING OR INTRUDING OBJECTS OR MATERIAL BY MEANS OF A SUITABLE CAB OR STRUCTURE. THIS IS IN CONTRAVENTION OF THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION SECTION 16.21(1). WITHOUT DELAY, ENSURE OPERATORS OF MOBILE EQUIPMENT ARE PROTECTED AGAINST FALLING, FLYING OR INTRUDING OBJECTS OR MATERIAL BY MEANS OF A SUITABLE CAB OR STRUCTURE. Order No.

2

Decision

L

WCB Reference

OHS12.2

THE EMPLOYER HAS NOT ENSURED THAT FOOD MIXER EQUIPMENT ARE FITTED WITH ADEQUATE SAFEGUARDS WHICH PROTECT WORKERS FROM CONTACT WITH HAZARDOUS PARTS. THIS IS IN CONTRAVENTION OF THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION SECTION 12.2. UNLESS ELSEWHERE PROVIDED FOR IN THIS OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION, THE EMPLOYER MUST ENSURE THAT MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT IS FITTED WITH ADEQUATE SAFEGUARDS WHICH Employer Representative

Officer of the Board

(a) PROTECT WORKERS FROM CONTACT WITH HAZARDOUS POWER TRANSMISSION PARTS, STEVE MOREHOUSE, RON OF OPERATION, AND (b)TRAVISS ENSURE THAT A WORKER CANNOT ACCESS A HAZARDOUS POINT (c) SAFELY CONTAIN ANY MATERIAL EJECTED BY THE WORK PROCESS WHICH COULD BE 52B17 (R05/2007) Printed: 2011/02/24 08:20 HAZARDOUS TO A WORKER.

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

2002/04/09

Number

2002117080182

Number of Orders 2

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

002

765001

Activity Time Recorded* 7.25

Travel Time Recorded* 2.00

FITTED WITH ADEQUATE SAFEGUARDS WHICH (a) PROTECT WORKERS FROM CONTACT WITH HAZARDOUS POWER TRANSMISSION PARTS, (b) ENSURE THAT A WORKER CANNOT ACCESS A HAZARDOUS POINT OF OPERATION, AND (c) SAFELY CONTAIN ANY MATERIAL EJECTED BY THE WORK PROCESS WHICH COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO A WORKER.

Employer Representative STEVE TRAVISS 52B17 (R05/2007)

Officer of the Board MOREHOUSE, RON

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

Number

2002/04/11

Number of Orders

2002146490025

Employer

3

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

002

765001

15.00

5.50

*The Time Recorded reflects only that time which has been charged to this inspection up until the document was printed for delivery. Subsequent time may be added for additional activity related to this inspection. Number of Workers

Project Number

Site Visit Date

Lab Samples Direct Results Taken Readings Presented N

101 or more

N

Sampling Inspection(s)

N

Head Office

Job Site Vancouver Community College 250 W. Pender

Vancouver Community College 250 W. Pender Vancouver BC V6B1S9

Vancouver BC

Portion Inspected

Jobsite

Violations

REFER TO ORDERS ON FOLLOWING PAGE(S)

Employer Representative Name Steve Traviss

Accompanied by Employer Representative Steve Traviss

Employer Representative Position

Accompanied by Worker Representative

Coordinator of Health & Safety Phone Number

Organization

(604) 443-8603 Signature

Officer of the Board / Signature OGILVIE, DAVID

For Internal Use Only Firm File search completed.

Inspection Text An Inspection at Vancouver Community College was conducted jointly by Occupational Safety Officer (OSO) Ron Morehouse and Occupational Hygiene Officer (OHO) David Ogilvie, on the morning of April 9, 2002, in the company of Steve Traviss, H&S Coordinator, and Karen Hourston, Safety Specialist Facilitator. This is the older campus08:20 of 52B17 (R05/2007) Printed: 2011/02/24

Vancouver Community College (VCC), while a larger campus is located at 1155 W. Broadway. That facility falls within a different WCB inspectional region, and so is periodically inspected by a different set of WCB Prevention Officers. Employees may be members of

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

2002/04/11

Number

2002146490025

Number of Orders 3

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

002

765001

15.00

5.50

Occupational Safety Officer (OSO) Ron Morehouse and Occupational Hygiene Officer (OHO) David Ogilvie, on the morning of April 9, 2002, in the company of Steve Traviss, H&S Coordinator, and Karen Hourston, Safety Specialist Facilitator. This is the older campus of Vancouver Community College (VCC), while a larger campus is located at 1155 W. Broadway. That facility falls within a different WCB inspectional region, and so is periodically inspected by a different set of WCB Prevention Officers. Employees may be members of CUPE, or the Vancouver Community College Faculty Association. VCC has addressed office ergonomics over the last 3 years, conducting risk assessments and changing problematic work-stations. A full inventory of evident Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) was conducted roughly five years ago, and a large amount of ACM was subsequently removed. The First Aid Room is in the Health Services Area. The door to the First Aid Room needs to be clearly identified as such. Areas inspected included the Bakery Department, Culinary Arts, and the Jewellery Department. , Instructional Assistant, guided us through the 5 kitchens of the Bakery & Pastry Arts Department. It was noted in these kitchens that there had been a lapse in cleaning service to the exhaust hoods, these had been marked by the service provider Commercial Vent Cleaning as due for follow-up cleaning as of November 2001. A major safety issue noted in these kitchens was the lack of safety-guarding on most of the dough mixers. The majority of these were older Hobart mixers. This issue has been dealt with in Inspection Report 2002117080182, prepared by OSO Morehouse. Fire suppression equipment in the Bakery area is inspected by Pacific Coast Fire Equipment Ltd., and these inspections are up-to-date. The Culinary Arts Department was inspected with the assistance of , the Department Head. Emergency Fire Procedures are posted on kitchen doors, where they are highly visible. Employer Representative of the Board As is the About half of the 8 kitchens of this department were Officer inspected. case in the Bakery Department, the exhaust hoods Steve Traviss OGILVIE,were DAVID due to be cleaned as of November 2001. The ventilation hoods were apparently cleaned on the 52B17 (R05/2007) weekend Printed: 2011/02/24 previous by the 08:20 maintenance department, although the hoods continue to provide less than adequate capture of smokes. It was noted that hoods serving grills and fryers exhibit small stalagmites of grease.

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

2002/04/11

Number

2002146490025

Number of Orders 3

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

002

765001

15.00

5.50

About half of the 8 kitchens of this department were inspected. As is the case in the Bakery Department, the exhaust hoods were due to be cleaned as of November 2001. The ventilation hoods were apparently cleaned on the previous weekend by the maintenance department, although the hoods continue to provide less than adequate capture of smokes. It was noted that hoods serving grills and fryers exhibit small stalagmites of grease. Bench top steam ovens are in use in some of the kitchens. A safe work procedure in effect requires waiting until the oven cools to 150 F before cracking open. Large Bain-marie food warming baths were present in at least 2 of the kitchens inspected. These had an open hot water bath with approximate dimensions of 8 feet long by 26 inches in width and rose off of the floor to a height of about 28 inches. The water in these baths is maintained at temperatures up to 200 F. Skin contact with water at 155 F (68 C) for 1 second will result in a 3rd degree burn. At 200 F a 3rd degree burn would occur practically instantaneously. The open layout of a large bain-marie presents an unacceptable risk of partial to whole body scalds, if an individual slips, trips or loses balance and falls into such a bath. A method of guarding access to these or providing covers must be implemented. A worker in the dishwashing area has developed upper back problems over the last 5 years, and has identified a source of strain. Dirty dishes arrive from the cafeteria via a gravity fed roller conveyance. These dishes must be lifted and placed on an automated conveyor to the rear of the first set of rollers. This involves a long reach on the part of the worker to place the dishes, and may involve twists to pick them up. The risk presented by the reach is further compounded by the substantial weight that a stack of dishes may have. Prior to the lunch hour, there is a two hour rush period during which the speed at which this task must be performed involves much repetition. A risk assessment of this task must be completed and the layout of this work area will most likely need to be modified. As a temporary measure to reduce the exposure of a single worker to this risk factor for musculoskeletal injury, a rotation scheme should be considered to limit the amount of time that individual workers are performing this task. The Asian Food Kitchen was briefly inspected. It was noted that the exhaust hoods have been cleaned more recently by Commercial Vent Cleaning, stickers indicate that these hoods are due for follow-up cleaning in July 2002. Employer Representative

Officer of the Board

The Jewellery Steve Traviss

Department was inspected with OGILVIE, the assistance of Department DAVID Head Maciek Walentowicz, and Program Assistant Susan Remnant. 52B17 (R05/2007) Printed: 2011/02/24 08:20 In the burn-out area wax casts are burnt out of jewellery investment molds in ovens at 1250 F for 5 hours. The ovens are placed under a large overhead canopy hood of unknown exhaust flow. The exhaust of this hood is

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

2002/04/11

Number

2002146490025

Number of Orders 3

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

002

765001

15.00

5.50

2002. The Jewellery Department was inspected with the assistance of Department Head , and Program Assistant . In the burn-out area wax casts are burnt out of jewellery investment molds in ovens at 1250 F for 5 hours. The ovens are placed under a large overhead canopy hood of unknown exhaust flow. The exhaust of this hood is also is meant to exhaust an adjacent canopy hood over the jewellery casting rotor, to which it is connected via a square opening between the hoods. An appreciable flow of fresh air is supplied to the room area via a ceiling duct immediately adjacent to the secondary hood. The proximity and orientation of this layout may result in a turbulent air flow within the hood, interfering with its capture efficiency. Air flow rates and direction of air movement needs to be investigated by VCC in this area. Vertically extended exhaust pipes attached to the burn-out ovens may assist in directing oven emissions to the overhead duct. Pickling solutions (approx. up to 2 litres) are heated in a crock pot on a bench along the wall beside the burn-out area. One of these contains a solution of sodium bisulfate, which although only mildly corrosive, was reaching high enough temperatures to produce vapour (steam) emissions that may transport irritating acid aerosol into the air. The other solution was 'Liver of Sulpher', which is a sulfurated potash that produces the gases hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide as decomposition products. Both of the solutions must be placed under an exhaust hood so that airborne emissions may be removed. As well, each of these containers need to have a separate tray or pan placed under it to contain any spillage (each tray should be able to contain the entire volume of the solution). The jewellery work studio area has a series of work benches at which jewellery is built or assembled. At most benches a flux solution (BATTERNS Self-Pickling Solution (Boric acid) is present in an open jar. These jars need to be promptly closed after use to prevent spillage. Work around such volumes of corrosive materials requires the use of safety eyewear. A drop-wise dispensing jar for these flux solutions is recommended. Each bench is supplied with a gas/oxygen fed burner for soldering jewellery. Local exhaust ventilation is not supplied at the work benches, rather the room is reported to have had its ventilation specially balanced for the purpose at hand. Production of combustion products requires that air from these processes be exhausted separately so that such contaminants do not re-enter into the general building air. Periodic monitoring of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide levels needs to be performed to Employer Representative OfficerProvisions of the Board evaluate the adequacy of the ventilation for this room. for the ventilation in this area shall reviewed withOGILVIE, the engineering and Steve Traviss DAVID maintenance departments of VCC. 52B17 (R05/2007) Printed: 2011/02/24 08:20 Dust masks are worn while buffing jewellery with rouge. A diamond lapidary saw mounted in a box contains very dirty, old cutting

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

2002/04/11

Number

2002146490025

Number of Orders 3

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

002

765001

15.00

5.50

carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide levels needs to be performed to evaluate the adequacy of the ventilation for this room. Provisions for the ventilation in this area shall reviewed with the engineering and maintenance departments of VCC. Dust masks are worn while buffing jewellery with rouge. A diamond lapidary saw mounted in a box contains very dirty, old cutting oil. Cutting oil routinely becomes colonized by bacteria, usually resulting in production of biofilm. Stagnant cutting oil is prone to anaerobic growth resulting in noxious by-products and potentially endotoxins. A schedule for routine changeout of the cutting oil needs to be maintained. Review the use and/or adequacy of biocides used in the cutting oil. Operators exposured to cutting oil need to wear protective glasses, gloves, and may require an apron. This saw was not in operation at the time of this inspection. It is likely that an aerosol of the cutting oil may be produced during use of this tool. These materials present a hazard to the respiratory system. The conventional control measure is to use a dedicated exhaust near the point of operation to remove airborne contaminants. In the meantime, appropriate respiratory protection is recommended. Wax models of jewellery are used to produce a negative mold called an investment. The investment is made using a cementious material that contains free silica. Approximately 3 x 100 lb. drums of Ransom & Randolph ULTRA-VEST Jewellery Investment are used by the Jewellery Department each year. This material is mixed at a sink at the end of a bench that is adjacent to the grinding, buffing and blasting room and is open to the adjacent area where students eat their lunches. A thin layer of fine white dust is evident on cabinet and bench surfaces in proximity to the investment preparation area. The facility for mixing of this material should be reviewed taking into account the silica content of the investment material (reportedly very low), and the frequency of performance of investment preparation (reportedly infrequent). The presence of an exit to the hallway directly adjacent to the investment mixing area is problematic. The opening and closing of this would be expected to cause turbulent air flows that contribute to the mixing of investment dust into the air and further distribution of this contaminated air. Although 3M 8210 N95 disposable dust masks are worn while handling unmolded investment material, mixing should be done in an area that is isolated from other work areas so that contamination does not get into those other areas. Employer Representative

Officer of the Board

ItTraviss is very Steve

poor practice to allow the eatingOGILVIE, in areas DAVID where hazardous materials or by-products may be present in the air or on various surfaces. 52B17 (R05/2007) Printed: 2011/02/24 08:20 A tempered eye wash station has recently been installed adjacent to the investment mixing area. An older eye washing mechanism that had been fixed on the faucet of the sink must be removed to prevent its inadvertent use.

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

Number

2002/04/11

Number of Orders

2002146490025

3

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

002

765001

15.00

5.50

those other areas. It is very poor practice to allow the eating in areas where hazardous materials or by-products may be present in the air or on various surfaces. A tempered eye wash station has recently been installed adjacent to the investment mixing area. An older eye washing mechanism that had been fixed on the faucet of the sink must be removed to prevent its inadvertent use. Electroplating been curtailed remain on hand 1G2). As these

is no longer performed in the Jewellery Department and has for about 2 years. A variety of electroplating solutions in the storage cabinets of the 2nd year workshop (Room are no longer needed, they should be properly disposed of.

Various salts and acids are stored in a glass doored cabinet, for instance, 3% Nitric acid used for copper etching, spray paints, glues, Ashphaltum Varnish, ferric chloride resist for acid etching. Storage are should be reviewed to ensure that incompatible materials are not stored together, and that obsolete products are eliminated. Enamels in use are lead free. A Jelrus EZ Blaster (sandblaster) has a cracked glass and is not in use. Such non-operational equipment needs to be clearly labeled as 'Out-of-Order' and 'Do not use', if not removed entirely. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) binder was examined. Although it is organized alphabetically, the alphabetized descriptor varies, items are sorted alternately by product use, generic term, commercial product name or manufacturer, leading to confusion. The descriptor used to file MSDSs should be standardized and an index or table of contents added. MSDSs for some products appeared to be missing (i.e. Investment, BATTERNS Self-Pickling Solution), while others were out of date (PRO-CRAFT #45.124 Sodium bisulfite solution, 1994). Orders Order No.

1

Decision

A

WCB Reference

OHS5.61

Ventilation hoods for removing frying smokes and by-products of cooking from the kitchens of the Bakery Arts and Culinary Arts Departments have not been maintained using established engineering principles. Cleaning of the hoods has been allowed to lapse past the due date of November 2001, as indicated by stickers left by professional service providers Commercial Vent Cleaning. Cleaning attempted by VCC's maintenance department, has Officer of of the Board been less Employer than Representative adequate, leaving behind small stalagmites grease on hoods. have been provided to Steve Traviss No records of routine flow measurements OGILVIE, DAVID department heads. 52B17 (R05/2007) Printed: 2011/02/24 08:20 This is in contravention of the occupational health and safety regulation section 5.61.

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

Number

2002/04/11

2002146490025

Number of Orders 3

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

002

765001

15.00

5.50

Vent Cleaning. Cleaning attempted by VCC's maintenance department, has been less than adequate, leaving behind small stalagmites of grease on hoods. No records of routine flow measurements have been provided to department heads. This is in contravention of the occupational health and safety regulation section 5.61. A ventilation system for controlling airborne contaminants in the workplace must be designed, installed and maintained using established engineering principles. Cleaning of hoods in regular use must be conducted on an adequate frequency, and flow rate measurements must be routinely verified. Adequacy of flow rates in the hoods used in the Jewellery Department must also be re-evaluated. Order No.

2

Decision

A

WCB Reference

OHS4.38.(1)

Large Bain-marie food warming baths are present in kitchens of the Culinary Arts Department. These have an open hot water bath with approximate dimensions of 8 feet long by 26 inches in width and rose off of the floor to a height of about 28 inches. The water in these baths is maintained at temperatures up to 200 F, which could result in 3rd degree burns. The open layout of these large baths exposes workers to an unacceptable risk of partial to whole body scalds. This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation section 4.38(1). An open flame or other high temperature or extreme low temperature source or surface, which could cause a burn or other injury, must be positioned or shielded to prevent contact by workers. A method of guarding access to these hot water baths, or providing covers must be implemented. Order No.

3

Decision

A

WCB Reference

OHS4.48

Factors (such as a long reach to place the dishes, twists, weight of stacked dishes, repetition) that may expose dishwashing workers to a risk of musculoskeletal injury (MSI) are present in the dishwashing section of the food service cafeteria Vancouver Community College of Vancouver Community College. The employer has not fully assessed the risk to worker(s). This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation section 4.48. When factors that may expose workers to a risk of MSIOfficer have been Employer Representative of the Board identified, the employer must ensure that the risk to workers is assessed. Steve Traviss DAVIDassessment of the Vancouver Community College must carryout a OGILVIE, MSI risk tasks performed in the dishwashing section of the food service cafeteria, 52B17 (R05/2007) Printed: 2011/02/24 08:20 with a view to minimizing the risk of musculoskeletal injury to workers, through engineered control measures. As a temporary measure to reduce the exposure of a single worker to this risk factor for musculoskeletal injury, a rotation scheme should be considered to limit the amount of time

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

2002/04/11

Number

2002146490025

Number of Orders 3

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

002

765001

15.00

5.50

When factors that may expose workers to a risk of MSI have been identified, the employer must ensure that the risk to workers is assessed. Vancouver Community College must carryout a MSI risk assessment of the tasks performed in the dishwashing section of the food service cafeteria, with a view to minimizing the risk of musculoskeletal injury to workers, through engineered control measures. As a temporary measure to reduce the exposure of a single worker to this risk factor for musculoskeletal injury, a rotation scheme should be considered to limit the amount of time that individual workers are performing this task.

Employer Representative Steve Traviss 52B17 (R05/2007)

Officer of the Board OGILVIE, DAVID

Printed:

2011/02/24 08:20

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

Number

2004/05/03

Number of Orders

2004117080112

Employer

2

Location

Classification Unit Number

002

765001

208003

Activity Time Recorded* 1.00

Travel Time Recorded* 1.00

*The Time Recorded reflects only that time which has been charged to this inspection up until the document was printed for delivery. Subsequent time may be added for additional activity related to this inspection. Number of Workers

Project Number

Site Visit Date

1

Lab Samples Direct Results Taken Readings Presented N

N

Sampling Inspection(s)

N

Head Office

Job Site Vancouver Community College

Vancouver Community College

Re: 250 Pender Street West

Vancouver BC

BC Portion Inspected

Jobsite (follow up off memo)

Violations

REFER TO ORDERS ON FOLLOWING PAGE(S)

Employer Representative Name

Accompanied by Employer Representative

Larry Waddel

Larry Waddel Accompanied by Worker Representative

Employer Representative Position Director of facilities

n/a

Phone Number

Organization

Signature

Officer of the Board / Signature MOREHOUSE, RON

Orders Order No.

1

Decision

C

WCB Reference

OHS16.21.(1)

THIS IS A FOLLOW UP TO INSPECTION 2002117080182 ORDER 1. The employer forwarded a letter indicating that they installed a forklift overhead guard to protect the operator from falling objects. This order is 52B17 (R05/2007) Printed:

complied 2011/02/24 with. 08:20

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

Number

2004/05/03

2004117080112

Number of Orders 2

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

002

765001

Activity Time Recorded* 1.00

Travel Time Recorded* 1.00

The employer forwarded a letter indicating that they installed a forklift overhead guard to protect the operator from falling objects. This order is complied with. Order No.

2

Decision

F

WCB Reference

OHS12.2

THIS IS A FOLLOW UP TO INSPECTION 2002117080182 ORDER 2. The employer forwarded a letter indicating that they received quotes from a mixer supplier to retrofit all floor mixers and guards. They indicated that the mixers would be retrofitted over a 24 month period and completed by July 31,2004.

Employer Representative Larry Waddel 52B17 (R05/2007)

Officer of the Board MOREHOUSE, RON

Printed:

2011/02/24 08:20

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

Number

2005/07/26

Number of Orders

2005128220150

Employer

0

Location

Classification Unit Number

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

002

765001

13.50

3.25

208003

*The Time Recorded reflects only that time which has been charged to this inspection up until the document was printed for delivery. Subsequent time may be added for additional activity related to this inspection. Number of Workers

Project Number

Site Visit Date

101 or more

Lab Samples Direct Results Taken Readings Presented N

N

Sampling Inspection(s)

N

Head Office

VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

250 WEST PENDER ST

ATTN: AGNES SETO 1155 EAST BROADWAY VANCOUVER BC V5T4V5 Portion Inspected

Jobsite

Violations

NO ORDERS WRITTEN

Job Site

VANCOUVER BC

Employer Representative Name Rob Henderson

Accompanied by Employer Representative Karen Hourston Accompanied by Worker Representative

Employer Representative Position Manager

Worker Phone Number

Organization

(604) 443-8456

CUPE- Local 4627

Signature

Officer of the Board / Signature LIM, ANDREW

Regulation(s) Referenced in Inspection Text

OHS 3.4.(a), OHS 3.4.(b), OHS 3.4.(c), OHS 3.4.(d), OHS 3.4.(e), OHS 3.4.(f), OHS 3.4.(g), OHS 3.4.(h) Inspection Text Comments added on issuance: An inspection of this workplace was performed by Andrew Lim (OSO) and Laddie McKinnon (OSO) on the 25th of July 2005. Issues discussed included, but were not limited to, the following; Printed: 2011/02/24 08:20 i) Background - this inspection was made in response to a report of a fatality which occurred in the food storage area of this workplace. Initial reports indicate that a worker was found in distress in the storage area and first aid was called for and administered until EMS

52B17 (R05/2007)

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

2005/07/26

Number

2005128220150

Number of Orders 0

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

002

765001

13.50

3.25

An inspection of this workplace was performed by Andrew Lim (OSO) and Laddie McKinnon (OSO) on the 25th of July 2005. Issues discussed included, but were not limited to, the following; i) Background - this inspection was made in response to a report of a fatality which occurred in the food storage area of this workplace. Initial reports indicate that a worker was found in distress in the storage area and first aid was called for and administered until EMS arrived. Critical Incident Stress counseling has been offered to the workers at this workplace. The cause of death has yet to be determined. The coroners office and police department will be performing investigations into this incident. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ii) Investigation - this employers attention is drawn to the requirement to ensure that an investigation is conducted into this incident. A copy of this report must be submitted to this officer upon completion. The approach in undertaking the investigation, and the content of the completed report, must be in accordance with the following; Worker Compensation Act Part 3 Division 10 Section 174 1) An investigation required under this Division must be carried out by persons knowledgeable about the type of work involved and, if they are reasonably available, with the participation of the employer or a representative of the employer and a worker representative. (2) As far as possible, the investigation must (a) determine the cause or causes of the incident, (b) identify any unsafe conditions, acts or procedures that contributed in any manner to the incident, and (c) if unsafe conditions, acts or procedures are identified, recommend corrective action to prevent similar incidents. (3) The employer must make every reasonable effort to have available for interview by a person conducting the investigation, or by an officer, all witnesses to the incident and any other persons whose presence might be necessary for a proper investigation of the incident. Employer Representative of the Board numbers of (4) The employer must record the names, addresses andOfficer telephone Robpersons Henderson referred to in subsection (3). LIM, ANDREW 52B17 (R05/2007) Printed: 2011/02/24 Worker Compensation Act 08:20 Part

3 Division 10 Section

175 (1) As part of an investigation required by this Division, an employer

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

2005/07/26

Number

2005128220150

Number of Orders 0

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

002

765001

13.50

3.25

(4) The employer must record the names, addresses and telephone numbers of persons referred to in subsection (3). Worker Compensation Act Part 3 Division 10 Section 175 (1) As part of an investigation required by this Division, an employer must ensure that an incident investigation report is prepared in accordance with the regulations. (2) The employer must provide a copy of the incident investigation report to (a) the joint committee or worker representative, as applicable, and (b) the Board. Further to the above, the employer must ensure that an incident investigation report contains; (a) the place, date and time of the incident, (b) the names and job titles of persons injured in the incident, (c) the names of witnesses, (d) a brief description of the incident, (e) a statement of the sequence of events which preceded the incident, (f) identification of any unsafe conditions, acts or procedures which contributed in any manner to the incident, (g) recommended corrective actions to prevent similar incidents, and (h) the names of the persons who investigated the incident. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------iii) First Aid - first aid is provided by Paladin Security. It is reported that a Level 2 Occupational First Aid Attendant responded and proceeded to administer treatment to the injured worker. During this activity, it is further reported that another worker with no specific first aid training, took over treatment and proceeded to perform mouth to mouth (artificial respiration) without taking universal precautions e.g. using a pocket mask. This worker , performing the activity he performed in the absence of appropriate protection, has been potentially exposed to biohazardous material. Attention is drawn to the following with respect to the role of first aid attendants and worker responsibility to take reasonable care: Employer Representative

Officer of the Board

RobOccupational Henderson

Health and Safety Regulation Section 3.21 - First aid LIM, ANDREW attendant responsibilities 52B17 (R05/2007) Printed: 2011/02/24 08:20 (3) The first aid attendant is responsible, and has full authority, for all first aid treatment of an injured worker until responsibility for treatment is accepted

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

2005/07/26

Number

2005128220150

Number of Orders 0

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

002

765001

13.50

3.25

reasonable care: Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 3.21 - First aid attendant responsibilities (3) The first aid attendant is responsible, and has full authority, for all first aid treatment of an injured worker until responsibility for treatment is accepted (a) at a place of medical treatment, (b) by an ambulance service acceptable to the Board, or (c) by a person with higher or equivalent first aid certification. Workers Compensation Act Part 3 Division 3 Section 116 - General duties of workers (1) Every worker must (a) take reasonable care to protect the worker's health and safety and the health and safety of other persons who may be affected by the worker's acts or omissions at work, Given the above, the first aid attendant did not maintain responsibility over the injured worker and the attendants authority was circumvented by a worker who did not possess the necessary level of qualification as defined in 3.21(3). Additionally, this worker did not take reasonable care to protect himself by performing this act (i.e. performing mouth to mouth without a pocket mask). It was reiterated to this worker that he should immediately seek medical aid as he was potentially exposed to biohazardous material (as a result of performing artificial respiration without a pocket mask). Post exposure protocols would ensue upon his report to medical aid. It is incumbent upon the occupational first aid attendent and worker involved in this incident, to ensure that their respective duties and responsibilities are understood and followed in this workplace. Violations of these duties and responsibilities may expose the incumbents to further action by order. Recommendations for proceeding may ensue upon review of the circumstances and facts associated with such violations. The aforementioned investigation as noted in ii) must, in addition to the main incident (the fatality), pursue this additional incident, of a worker exposure to potential biohazardous material.

Employer Representative Rob Henderson 52B17 (R05/2007)

Officer of the Board LIM, ANDREW

Printed:

2011/02/24 08:20

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

2005/07/26

Number

2005128220150

Number of Orders 0

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

002

765001

13.50

3.25

Employer Representative Rob Henderson 52B17 (R05/2007)

Officer of the Board LIM, ANDREW

Printed:

2011/02/24 08:20

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

Number

2005/09/06

Number of Orders

2005128220174

Employer

0

Location

Classification Unit Number

002

765001

208003

Activity Time Recorded* 1.00

Travel Time Recorded* 0.50

*The Time Recorded reflects only that time which has been charged to this inspection up until the document was printed for delivery. Subsequent time may be added for additional activity related to this inspection. Number of Workers

Project Number

Site Visit Date

101 or more

Lab Samples Direct Results Taken Readings Presented N

N

Sampling Inspection(s)

N

Head Office VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE ATTN: AGNES SETO 1155 EAST BROADWAY VANCOUVER BC V5T4V5 Portion Inspected

Jobsite

Violations

NO ORDERS WRITTEN

Job Site VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE 250 WEST PENDER ST

VANCOUVER BC

Employer Representative Name Karen Hourston

Accompanied by Employer Representative Karen Hourston Accompanied by Worker Representative

Employer Representative Position Worker

Worker Phone Number

Organization

(604) 443-8456

CUPE- Local 4627

Signature

Officer of the Board / Signature LIM, ANDREW

Inspection Text Comments added on issuance: An inspection of this workplace was performed by Andrew Lim (OSO) and Laddie McKinnon (OSO) on the 25th of July 2005. Issues discussed included, but were not limited to, the following; i) Background - this inspection was made in response to a report of a fatality which occurred in the food storage area of this workplace. Initial indicate08:20 that a worker was found in distress in the 52B17 (R05/2007) reports Printed: 2011/02/24 storage area and first aid was called for and administered until EMS arrived. Critical Incident Stress counseling has been offered to the workers at this workplace. The cause of death is reported to be heart

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OF BRITISH WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD COLUMBIA

6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5 Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION REPORT WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233--workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue

2005/09/06

Number

2005128220174

Number of Orders 0

Employer

208003

Location

Classification Unit Number

002

765001

Activity Time Recorded* 1.00

Travel Time Recorded* 0.50

but were not limited to, the following; i) Background - this inspection was made in response to a report of a fatality which occurred in the food storage area of this workplace. Initial reports indicate that a worker was found in distress in the storage area and first aid was called for and administered until EMS arrived. Critical Incident Stress counseling has been offered to the workers at this workplace. The cause of death is reported to be . The coroners office and police department will be performing investigations into this incident. ii) Investigation - this employers attention was drawn to the requirement to ensure that an investigation was conducted into this incident. A copy of this report has been submitted to this officer for review. Upon review of the investigation, the report is noted to contain the following: (a) the place, date and time of the incident, (b) the names and job titles of persons injured in the incident, (c) the names of witnesses, (d) a brief description of the incident, (e) a statement of the sequence of events which preceded the incident, (f) identification of any unsafe conditions, acts or procedures which contributed in any manner to the incident, specifically, with respect to subsequent unsafe acts performed during the incident, (g) recommended corrective actions to prevent similar incidents, and (h) the names of the persons who investigated the incident. Given the above, the investigation appears to meet the intent of the Regulation. If there are any questions regarding the items noted in this inspection report, please contact this officer for further clarification or other assistance. More information can be found under the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation at the following website: www.worksafebc.com

Employer Representative Karen Hourston 52B17 (R05/2007)

Officer of the Board LIM, ANDREW

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2011/02/24 08:20

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