Safety organizations sign key agreement



    NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, June 19 /CNW/ - Two of British Columbia's largest
safety organizations - the British Columbia Safety Authority and WorkSafeBC -
have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will significantly
enhance the safety and accident prevention services offered by both
organizations.
    The agreement is an important milestone for the Safety Authority as it
marks the first official MOU signed with a safety partner since the Authority
was established in 2004.
    The MOU recognizes that the BC Safety Authority and WorkSafeBC represent
areas of expertise that can provide combined excellence in safety
investigation and information sharing at a worksite. While the Safety
Authority is responsible for overseeing the safe installation and operation of
technical systems, products and equipment, WorkSafeBC is dedicated to
promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers of the
province.
    "Accident and injury prevention is a priority for both of our
organizations," said Harry Diemer, President and Chief Executive Officer for
the BC Safety Authority. "Under this MOU, we have established a framework for
working together in ways that will significantly enhance the safety services
we each provide."
    The MOU has a wide scope, addressing ways of improving cooperation in
incident investigations, joint site inspections where appropriate, data
sharing, exchanging information about safety trends and statistics, and
cooperatively developing information about public safety issues.

    The BC Safety Authority is an independent, not-for-profit organization
that provides cost-effective and essential safety services to business,
industry and the general public.





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Ariela Friedmann, Corporate
Communications & Media Relations, BC Safety Authority, (604) 660-2971,
Ariela.Friedmann@safetyauthority.ca

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