Whenever working alongside a ship, the Canada Labour Code (CLC) and Maritime Occupational Health and Safety (MOHS) regulations are extremely clear. Please read the bulletin below for detailed information.
Category Archives: Safety
Safety Bulletin – Save-Alls, Reporting Damage, No Dumping on the Fly
Please click on the link below to read the important safety bulletin from your Local 500 Safety Committee
Vanterm Employees – Tool Box Talks
Tool Box Talks must be signed. It’s now the law. This is not admission of guilt. This is only to prove, in the event of an accident, that the tool box talk was performed. You can and WILL be fired … Continue reading
Rule 8 – Blue Signal Protection (Waterfront General Railway Operating Rules)
A blue flag displayed at one or both ends of equipment indicates that workers are in the vicinity of such equipment. When such signals are displayed the equipment must not be coupled to or moved. The removal of the blue … Continue reading
Gangways Not in Place Til Lines Secure
Gangways do not get put into place until Lines are secure.
Check Your Machinery
Attention: All Machinery Operators All machinery should be checked before operation and monitored during operation. Any problem (example: some lever or gauge doesn’t operate properly, there is some unusual noise) may be the sign of a much larger problem. Please … Continue reading
Dust at Vanterm
There have been reports of dusty conditions at Vanterm. The dust comes from a variety of sources, including rail trucks, yard and adjacent sit es. The dust HAS NOT been found by HRSDC as exceeding regulatory levels. The dust will … Continue reading
Hard Hats are Mandatory When Lashing
Hard hats are mandatory when lashing on container vessels. Please wear them for your safety. If you do not have a hard hat they are available at the Despatch Hall Paulo Branco, Business Agent.
Drivers at Centerm & Vanterm
Attention: Drivers Centerm & Vanterm NO cutting through the Gantry legs inside 100 feet. Heads up when driving under Gantries and RTG – beware of lids and containers overhead. NO cutting through container blocks in the yard. Paulo Branco, Business … Continue reading
Critical Incident Course
Open to all Shop & Safety Stewards This course is designed to assist shop and safety stewards in dealing wiOth the stress of workplace injuries and fatalities. This two (2) day course will be held towards the end of May … Continue reading