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Safe Work Practices and Safe Job Procedures

Safe Work Practices: General competencies, protocols, and good conduct regarding the overall scope of work or task being performed. Should be fairly broad in scope and covering the main DOs and DON’Ts of work involved. These will be available to cover most aspects of BCCF work and working conditions. Development of SWPs will be ongoing as BCCF work is ever changing, growing and adapting.

Safe Job Procedures: The safe outline and step by step procedures for the completion of a specific job or task. These will be available for specific tasks which have a higher risk of frequency and/or severity of injury involved with their completion. Development of SJPs will be ongoing as BCCF works is ever changing, growing and adapting. Those procedures with higher risk will be developed with priority over those with lower risk or hazards.

Safe Work Practices and Safe Job Procedures are another means of training. Having these written instructions helps to provide consistency in how tasks are completed thereby aiding in ensuring the health and safety of workers. OHSR requires written safe work procedures for the following when applicable to our work along with any additional tasks which have a high risk of frequency and/or severity of incident:

  • Lock-out/Tag-out
  • Confined space entry
  • Fall protection
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Violence in the workplace
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Chemical spills clean-up
  • Asbestos removal
  • Working alone or in isolation

BCCF has completed SWPs and SJPs for those listed above which apply to our work. In addition BCCF will provide these for other tasks that are completed frequently by BCCF workers that have moderate to high hazard levels and may be completed by new or young workers. In addition BCCF will create new SWPs and SJPs when new tasks that meet these qualities are created through either new projects, new duties and tasks, the result of an injury/near miss, or as identified through the hazard reporting procedure. SWPs and SJPs should be developed in consultation with those experienced or specialized in the practice, the JOHSC, applicable regulation, and recent research/industry standard. Refer Part 2 of this manual for a complete list of current SWPs and SJPs available to BCCF employees.