Upon researching The BC and Yukon Hotel Association newsletter section, I have reprinted articles that maybe of interest to readers. I am sure many of you are members of this association which works towards the betterment of the complete accommodation industry – big and small.
Notice from the BC Safety Authority:
Re: Hydraulic Elevators with Single Bottom Cylinders
The BC Safety Authority is encouraging operators of hotels built prior to 1980 to check with their elevator maintenance contractor to ensure they are in compliance with Safety Code B44-2007 restricting the use of single bottom cylinder elevators without proper safety mechanisms. The single bottom cylinder design was an industry standard prior to 1977: these cylinders were also installed without a PVC casing, leaving the cylinder unprotected against corrosion or electrolytic action.
When a single bottom cylinder fails, welds connecting the bottom plate to the cylinder fail, and the column of oil supporting the elevator is expelled into the surrounding earth. The elevator drops in more or less free-fall; this type of catastrophic failure may result in injury or death, property damage, and/or environmental contamination.
Safety Pays: Register Now for go2’s New Certificate of Recognition Program
go2 – has been working in partnership with WorkSafeBC over the past few months in order to create an occupational health and safety division for the hospitality and tourism industry. A key component of this division includes the development and implementation of the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program.
The COR program provides financial incentives to employers who go beyond the legal requirements of the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation by taking the “best practice” approach to implementing health and safety, and return-to-work programs.
The program will allow participating properties to undergo a certification process that will make them eligible for rebates of up to 15% on their WorkSafeBC premiums. go2 has developed an audit tool that will be used to measure employers’ success in implementing their occupational health and safety management system.
For more information, or to register for this program, please contact Terry Bertram, COR Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: 604-633-9787 ext. 220.
Natural Gas Rates Update For the update on competitive rates offered by the BCHA Natural Gas Consultant, as well as additional information to the above, please go to the following web address: http://www.bcyha.com/ and refer to “newsletters”.
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