Physical Hygiene Program

Wood dust exposure control plan

Wood dusts have been designated as confirmed human carcinogens by WorkSafeBC and other jurisdictions. Depending on the type of wood processed, airborne concentration, duration of exposure, extent of respiratory protection and individual susceptibility, wood dusts can cause a variety of health effects ranging from nasal cancer, asthma, to skin irritation. Wood dusts may also cause fire safety concern and tripping hazards.

This Exposure Control Plan is designed to minimize employee, student, contractor, and visitor exposure to wood dust, to eliminate fire hazards due to the accumulation of wood dust, and to ensure compliance with applicable WorkSafeBC regulations.

This Exposure Control Plan applies to any areas or tasks at IZUNA where there is the potential for the generation or accumulation of wood dust. The Control Plan outlines the measures to prevent exposures to wood dust on campus. The appendices to this document describe the processes that are taken and schedules that are followed in order to minimize exposures to wood dust in each of the buildings at IZUNA where wood dust would be generated or accumulated.

Radiation safety

The Radiation Safety Committee together with the Radiation Safety Officer are committed to providing a safe working environment for staff ,students and visitors on all IZUNA campuses employing ionizing or non-ionizing radiation sources.

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Hearing conservation and audiometric program

The IZUNA Hearing Conservation Program has been developed to minimize employee, student, contractor, and visitor exposure to hazardous sound levels and ensures compliance with WorkSafeBC regulations.

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