January 29, 2018
On October 13th, 2017, the BC Ministry of Environment launched “world leading” new spill preparedness, response and recovery requirements to address public concerns regarding the impact of spills of regulated substances on the environment and the general public.
ICBC welcomes and plans to work with its insureds in the event of a spill.
Below are amendments to the Environmental Management Act:
1. Environmental Management Act...
January 19, 2018
Many regions in Canada have experienced a surge in cargo theft for 2017. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, there were calculated losses of $181 million in stolen cargo and equipment between 2014 and 2017. In the first quarter of 2017 alone, over $20 million in stolen cargo and equipment was reported; keeping in mind that there are many other thefts that go unreported so this total could actually be much higher.
Top Target Products...
October 11, 2016
A fire can be a catastrophic event, leading to destruction of property, injury, or even death. To ensure that your staff and employees are protected in the event of a fire, it is essential that every business have a fire safety plan in place. This fire safety plan should include a detailed evacuation plan that all employees are made aware of so they can exit the building quickly in the event of a fire.General Fire-Safety Tips:Practice good...
July 25, 2016
There is an increasing awareness and focus on the linkage between individual workers’ health and productivity. Traditionally, many organizations have approached employee health and safety improvement in silos, with varying initiatives spearheaded by Human Resources, Safety and Operation departments. While each group’s intent to drive health and safety is admirable, their disconnected efforts have led to competing priorities between...
July 08, 2016
Although food products may appear to be safe to salvage after a fire, toxic fumes, chemicals and smoke may have affected the health of the products.
Food in cans and jars may have been affected by extreme heat and may have caused bacteria spoilage. Canned goods that have not been subjected to excessive heat may be salvaged by cleaning and sanitizing the exterior surfaces.
Any food covered with permeable packaging may have been damaged by fumes...
April 18, 2016
Restaurant owners & managers can reduce their alcohol liability risk through a comprehensive approach on all aspects of alcohol compliance; policy, training and monitoring.
Be specific in your written policies and include them in all employee handbooks.
Example: instead of writing “ID everyone who appears to be under 40” – a better policy would be “ID any patron who is under 40.” The language...