Railway Newsletter 2016


Our latest Railway safety newsletter looks at the growing number of certified railways in BC.

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If you’re operating gas appliances in your home, you need to be in the know about CO

New Westminster, BC, September 29, 2016 — Now that fall is here, BC Safety Authority (BCSA) reminds British Columbians to protect themselves against the risks of carbon monoxide (CO) exposure by checking that all gas appliances are functioning properly and making sure CO detectors are working. 

BC Safety Authority highlights dangers of carbon monoxide as fall comes to BC

New Westminster, BC, October 22, 2015— BC Safety Authority (BCSA) is advising British Columbians to keep their families safe from the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) by having gas and fuel burning appliances serviced before colder temperatures arrive.

In the first nine months of 2015, there have been four CO incidents, causing seven injuries, as reported to BCSA.

In 2014, there were 12 CO incidents reported to BCSA. These 12 incidents caused 30 injuries. One incident was reported to have affected 15 people.

BC Safety Authority welcomes Derek Patterson as new VP Legal & Policy and Corporate Secretary

New Westminster, BC, October 9, 2015—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today announced the addition of Derek Patterson to its executive team as Vice President, Legal & Policy and Corporate Secretary.

Patterson is highly experienced in the practice of regulatory law and change management, having served as chief legal, risk and compliance advisor and corporate secretary to senior leadership teams and Boards of both public companies and Crown corporations. 

Electrical Tech Talk - Low Voltage Services & Electrical Operating Permits

14 October 2015 - 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Vancouver Island University - Cowichan Campus
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Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards 2015 - Honouring Those Who Enhance Safety in BC

BC Safety Authority opens nominations for the Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards 2015

New Westminster, BC, July 28, 2015—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has opened the call for nominations for the Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards 2015, now in its ninth year.

Amusement Devices Safety News


The latest issue of the amusement devices newsletter is now available. Read about ziplines, rides and more.

BC Safety Authority promotes Safe Digging Month

New Westminster, BC, April 1, 2015—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) is highlighting April as “Safe Digging Month” and reminds British Columbians to be safe and call before they dig. Safe Digging Month coincides with the start of spring digging season and serves as a reminder to homeowners and contractors to call before they start digging.

Gas and electrical equipment safety in floods

It's that time of year when many areas of the province are preparing for higher than usual water levels and potential flooding.  There are serious gas and electrical safety implications to consider if you are living or working in an area experiencing flooding. BC Safety Authority (BCSA) reminds homeowners and businesses to take precautions with gas and electrical appliances when flooding is expected.