Industry safety (B.C.’s Restart Plan, Phase 1):
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Returning to safe operation (B.C.’s Restart Plan, Phases 2 & 3): General guide to reducing risk; Accommodation; Arts and culture; Child care and day camps; Education (K-12); Education (post-secondary); Faith-based organizations; Gyms and fitness centres; Health professions; In-person counselling; Motion picture and television production; Offices; Parks, camping, and tourism; Performing arts; Personal services; Real estate; Restaurants, cafes, pubs, and nightclubs; Retail; Sports and recreation; FAQs; What workers should expect
Resources: COVID-19 Safety Plan template, OHS guideline G3.3 (COVID-19 Safety Plan), Ventilation FAQs, and more resources
Additional information: General health and safety; Premiums waived for Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, Q1 and Q2 reporting and payment deadlines; Claims
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Hand tools are common on many worksites. See our resources for choosing and working safely with hand tools.
Poorly designed hand tools - too heavy, poorly balanced, with a grip that is too large, the wrong shape, or slippery - can lead to injuries of the hand, wrist, forearm, shoulder, and neck.
Common injuries such as cuts and bruises, and a large number of strains and sprains or soft tissue injuries, are related to the frequent and prolonged used of hand tools.