Walking on Container Terminals

There is to be no walking on the Container Terminals when a ship is working containers at the terminal. Workers walking on the terminal when a vessel is working containers will be charged with violation of the Safety Rules & Regulations and dealt with by … Continue reading

Bulletin Bunny Bus

Bunny Bus Operators must stay on the job until the end of the shift. Failure to remain on the job will lead to a charge of abandoning the job and will be dealt with by the Membership & Grievance Committee ILWU Local 500 … Continue reading


ATTENTION During discharge of cargo there is to be no ship dunnage, steel bands or garbage of any kind put on top of loads leaving the hatch. Dirt nets and/or dirt boxes are to be lowered into the hatch and … Continue reading

TSI Bombcarts

Spotting for 45′ Containers at Gantry “OLD” Trailers get 40′ light backup 2 1/2 feet (NO MORE!!!) watch can coming down “NEW” Trailers get 40′ light go forward 2 1/2 feet watch can coming down PAY ATTENTION TO RADIO MESSAGE … Continue reading

Rail Movement

RTGs & RMGs are to be in a STOP position while rail movement in yard. When blue lights are flashing, RTGs& RMGs shall NOT be in production. When blue lights go off, then rail movement has stopped and RTGs & … Continue reading

Discharge of Long Steel Pipes

Local 500 Safety BULLETIN Attention Brothers & Sisters It has been brought to the Union’s attention that on two occasions there have been load failures during the discharge of long steel pipes Pipes: Slings must be double wrapped on the … Continue reading


SAFETY NOTICE All Labourers working at Vancouver Wharves will use the Safety Walkways to cross the Rail Line. Thank you, Local 500 Business Agents.

Cellular Phones & Audio Devices

NOTICE CELLULAR PHONES It has become apparent to the Safety Committee the need to re-emphasize the Joint Industry Safety Committee’s Rule: “NOT TO USE CELL PHONES WHILE OPERATING ANY TYPE OF EQUIPMENT” This Rule also complements the one of: “NO … Continue reading