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Technical Safety BC: State Of Safety Report 2017
Technical Safety BC has released its State of Safety 2017 Report. The interactive, online document provides an overview of incidents and injuries related to technical equipment observed over the previous year, and the organizationís efforts to understand and manage safety risk. The fully digital document provides an array of data including the number of incidents reported to Technical Safety BC in the last year, injuries, number and type of permits issued, number of assessments, incident investigations, as well as information on risk reduction and enforcement activities.
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Technical Safety BC: 10-Year Strategy
Technical Safety BC 10-year strategy is designed to drive the growth of innovation, influence, knowledge, and confidence in their organization and in the safety system.

Technical Safety BC: 2019-2021 Business Plan
Technical Safety BC has released its 2019-2021 business plan which directs the organization on how to continue delivering on its 10-Year Strategy.

Technical Safety BC: Overview On BC Electrical Safety Program
Technical Safety BC's BC Electrical Safety Program is responsible for regulating electrical safety in the province, including all types of electrical equipment and installations. This includes inspecting commercial, industrial and residential sites. (PDF)
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ESFI: Resource Site For Tamper Resistant Receptacles
Electrical Safety Foundation International have launched a website in response to concerns over electrical receptacle-related injury. It offers information on tamper-resistant receptacles and child safety. It provides information on products, emerging provincial code requirements, safety education, and statistics.

Technical Safety BC: Sign Up For Notifications & Newsletters
Technical Safety BC can provide you with notifications of the latest news, regulatory notices, technology newsletters, information about career opportunities and much more.
Issues & Performance

Technical Safety BC: Adoption of BC Electrical Code, 2018 Edition
Technical Safety BC says effective January 1, 2020, the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, 24th Edition, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, Canadian Standards Association Standard C22.1-18 is adopted as the B.C. Electrical Code. All electrical work that is subject to the B.C. Electrical Code must be in compliance with the updated edition effective January 1, 2020.

Technical Safety BC: Approved Certification Marks For Electrical Products In BC
The BC Electrical Safety Regulation says electrical equipment must bear evidence of either a mark or a label of a certification agency accredited by the Standards Council of Canada or an approval label issued by the British Columbia Safety Authority. This Bulletin specifies the certification/approval marks and labels that are acceptable in British Columbia. (PDF)

Technical Safety BC: Electrical Operating Permit Requirements
Technical Safety BC online information bulletin Electrical Operating Permit Requirements explains requirements and obligations related to electrical operating permits issued by BC Safety Authority. (PDF)

Technical Safety BC: Natural Disaster Protocol for Gas & Electrical Equipment Safety
Technical Safety BC bulletin describes procedures for re-commissioning gas & electrical equipment after a natural disaster has occurred.

Technical Safety BC: Online BC Safety Monetary Penalties & Penalty Calculator
Technical Safety BC says when they find safety hazards or individuals who are not making their work or equipment compliant, they take progressive enforcement action. They may issue a monetary penalty up to $100,000, depending on criteria provided in the Monetary Penalties Regulation. They now have a Monetary Penalty Calculator on their website.

Technical Safety BC: Which Jurisdiction Applies For Electric & Gas Safety?
Technical Safety BC administers the Safety Standards Act and associated regulations that apply throughout BC, including on lands which are subject to federal regulation for other purposes. They also list the other authorities having jurisdiction in areas where the regulation of electricity and/or gas has been delegated to the local government.
Procedures

Technical Safety BC: Electrical Incident & Hazard Reporting Requirements
Technical Safety BC directive describes reporting requirements for electrical incidents and hazards. (PDF)
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