SAFETY BULLETIN MAY 2005 The use of cellular phones while at work has reached epidemic proportions especially for equipment operators. All workers are reminded to leave your phone off while at work. This is the policy of the Joint Industry … 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.
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
NOTICE It is still the Policy of Local 500 not to carry loads elevated from the dock to the stow when we are loading the ramps and stern of the vessel. All Safety Manuals dictates that a load must be … Continue reading
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 cargo to stop the load from … Continue reading
Danger involved in the handling of wood pellets For urgent circulation Cargoes of wood pellets can emit carbon monoxide may result in a poisonous and explosive environment. A seaman was killed, three seamen were slightly injured, two dockworkers were injured … Continue reading
Greenhouse gasses and particulate matter are being created at an alarming rate. Policies are being drafted and implemented to help with clean air initiatives. We can do our part by not idling machinery, or even our personal vehicle, for long … Continue reading
There is to be ONE PERSON AT A TIME on a ladder — NO EXCEPTIONS. We had a situation where one person fell down a ladder while leaving a hatch and subsequently took out another person lower down the ladder. … Continue reading