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3.1 Policy

The British Columbia Conservation Foundation understands the importance of providing workers with written safety instructions to control the risk of occupational hazards. Written safety instructions provide workers with a standard of expected behavior and conduct to ensure their safety and that of the workplace. BCCF has developed a Safety Instruction Program which utilizes two main types of documented standards: 1) Safe Job Procedures (SJP); and 2) Safe Work Practices (SWP).

When written safety instructions are developed appropriately to control workplace hazards and followed by everyone, they significantly help in the creation of a safe and healthy workplace.

Management and supervision must lead by example and enforce worker compliance with written safety instructions. Management, supervision and workers are all expected to contribute to the development of useful and practical safety instructions.

Key Definitions

Safe Job Procedure: Instructions that provide a step by step on how to complete a task safely and must be followed in sequence.

Safe Work Practice: A set of guidelines that assist workers in safely performing a task that cannot always be done the same way. Often includes a list of the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” to take into consideration while performing the task.

3.2 Responsibilities 

Management

  • Ensure the development and training of written safety instructions in accordance with applicable legislation and, industry best practices.
  • Lead by example by following all written safety instructions.
  • Ensure written safety instructions are being followed.

Supervisor

  • Make suggestions and contribute to the development of written safety instructions.
  • Lead by example by following all written safety instructions.
  • Instruct workers on appropriate written safety instructions.
  • Ensure written safety instructions are being followed.

Worker

  • Follow all written safety instructions provided.
  • Make suggestions and contribute to the creation of written instructions.

3.3 Program Overview

The Safety Instruction Program is BCCF’s system for developing and providing appropriate written safety instructions to employees. The Safe Job Procedures, and Safe Work Practices are available electronically under the Safety Instruction tab on the BCCF website.

Safe Job Procedures

When: Required for high and moderate risk tasks identified through the PSA and THA; or when required by legislation.

Who: Developed by management, with support from supervisors and workers.

Tool: Safe Job Procedure Template.

Review: Reviewed and revised if required:

  • Before commencement of project;
  • Annually if project occurs on a regular basis;
  • If identified as a factor related to a workplace incident;

Documentation: Available electronically under the Safety Instructions tab on the BCCF website. For high risk tasks the procedure must be signed by the workers who are completing the task.

Safe Work Practices

When: Required for tasks that have been identified through the PSA and THA as requiring safety instructions.

Who: Developed by management, with support from supervisors and workers; or sourced from credible industry resources.

Tool: Safe Work Practices Template.

Review: Reviewed and revised if required:

  • Before commencement of a project;
  • Annually if project occurs on a regular basis;
  • If identified as a factor related to a workplace incident;

Documentation: Available electronically under the Safety Instructions tab on the BCCF website.

Safe Job Procedures


Table 3 - Safe Job Procedures

Name of Document

Backpack Electrofishing + Daily Inspection Form

Vegetation Restoration Mapping

Check-Ins with Garmin SE+

First Aid Attendant Procedures

 

Safe Work Practices


Table 4 - Safe Work Practices

Name of Documents

Driving for Work

Hiking in Difficult Terrain

Hazardous Materials

All-Terrain Vehicles

Posture and Manual Lifting

Office Work

Small Power & Hand Tools

Workplace Violence

Heat Stress Awareness Guide

Using a Globalstar 1700 Satellite Phone