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    :: Friday, October 05, 2007 ::

    Dad of B.C. man dragged to death in gas theft hails tough new worker safety rules - By: The Canadian Press via OHS Canada
    Under the regulations approved by WorkSafeBC's board of directors, motorists across the province will have to pay in advance to fill up their cars 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    The board also approved late-night safety procedures and requirements for all retail outlets open between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., changes that follow public hearings and lobbying by the De Paties and the B.C. Federation of Labour.

    Roberta Ellis, WorkSafeBC vice-president of policy, investigations and review, said under the rules that go into effect on Feb. 1, employers must ensure that people working alone are "physically separated from the public with a locked door or some kind of barrier."

    The regulations also require employers to identify hazards in the workplace and develop a written procedure to ensure the worker's safety in handling money.
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