commented that WorkSafeBC wants Masters to be knowledgeable about stability.
has discussed this with Mike, who thinks it's a great document, but they would refer to it as "interim measures" and it would be one part of an overall health and safety program.
was asked if this template would be acceptable to WorkSafeBC
responded "absolutely", however it may not be complete regarding what they are looking for.
introduced Shane Neifer
and gave a bit of background.
provided an update, specifically that Mike Ross had moved on to another position, WorkSafeBC
did a press release to the Sun, Province, etc, and that there have been 34 inspections concerning the stability component to date (22 trawlers, 6 crab, 3 fishing packers, 2 prawn, and 1 seine).
When an inspection is done, Shane
leaves a blank copy of the inspection report along with a copy of his
handwritten notes for the Master.The inspection includes aspects of the Board's three priorities: vessel stability, cold water immersion and emergency drills.
The procedures he
follows is to contact the owner and set an appointment.This provides the owner an opportunity to participate and to provide documentation.Tony from Mutual Marine outlined their system for setting up appointments that has been successful and offered his assistance to Shane