A glossary of terms commonly used on WorkSafeBC.com.
A tree rigged up at the back end of a work area to support
An independent breathing gas supply carried by the diver,
of sufficient quantity to return the diver to the surface, bell or emergency
supply in the event of a malfunction of the primary breathing gas supply.
The rate assigned to all the employers in your classification
(prior to experience rating discounts or surcharges if applicable). The base
rate is the rate each industry is charged per $100 of assessable earnings based
on the historic cost of claims in their industry.
A wire rope, secured by a cinch, placed around logs on a logging
truck or trailer to prevent the load from spilling.
A pathogenic organism, including a bloodborne pathogen, which
due to its known or reasonably believed ability to cause disease in humans,
would be classified as Risk Group 2, 3 or 4 as defined by the Medical Research
Council of Canada, or any material contaminated with such an organism.
A solid plate installed through the cross-section of a pipe,
usually at a flanged connection.
blanking or blinding
The absolute closure of adjacent piping, by fastening across
its bore a solid plate or cap that completely covers the bore and that is capable
of withstanding the maximum pressure of the adjacent piping.
A person who is the holder of a valid blaster's certificate
issued by the board or acceptable to the board.
blaster of record
The blaster who is designated to be in charge of a blasting
An area extending at least 50 m (165 ft) in every direction
from a place where explosive materials are being prepared or fixed, or where
an unexploded charge is known or believed to exist.
A written record of loading details, and the site examination
after the blast.
Includes preparing, placing, and firing a charge, handling
a misfire, and destroying or disposing of explosive materials.
A solid plate installed at the end of a pipe which has at
that point been physically disconnected from a piping system.
The Workers' Compensation Board.
A WCB case manager (claims adjudicator), entitlement officer, vocational rehabilitation consultant, special needs officer, or others as designated.
boom-supported elevating work platform
An elevating work platform or aerial device which has its
platform supported by an elevating device that elevates and rotates relative
to the machine base.
The remnant of a blast hole which did not properly break when
the blast was initiated also called socket, butt or button.
The total elapsed time, rounded to the next whole minute,
from the time the diver leaves the surface to the time the diver begins final
Using a deck or planking to span a gap between two independent
For any 2 surfaces in the field of vision, the ratio of the
luminance of one surface to the luminance of the other surface, expressed as
A worker who cuts up trees on the ground.
A connection between a standing scaffold and a permanent structure.
A shipment of a controlled product that is contained, without
intermediate containment or intermediate packaging, in (a) a vessel with a water
capacity of more than 454 litres (100 imp gal), (b) a freight container, a portable
tank, a road vehicle, a railway vehicle, a ship, a barge or other type of vessel
or an aircraft, or (c) a pipeline.
The bottom section of the cradle assembly on a logging truck
or trailer onto which logs are placed.
A system of swivels, shackles, links and hooks which connect
the haulback and mainlines and to which chokers are fastened.