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TSBC: State Of Safety Report 2019
Technical Safety BC has released its State of Safety 2019 Report. The interactive, online document provides an overview of incidents and injuries related to technical equipment observed over the previous year, and the organization's efforts to understand and manage safety risk. The fully digital document provides an array of data including the number of incidents reported to Technical Safety BC in the last year, injuries, number and type of permits issued, number of assessments, incident investigations, as well as information on risk reduction and enforcement activities.
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FortisBC: Find A BC Contractor
FortisBC provides online search service to find a contractor in BC by region, location, customer type, and services and products.
Information Sources

PERC: Resource Site On Propane Use In Homes
Propane Education & Research Council site provides information and resources on propane and its uses in homes.
Issues & Performance

CSA: Purchasable B149.1-15 Natural Gas & Propane Installation Codes
CSA-B149.1-15 Natural Gas & Propane Installation Code applies to the installation of natural gas & propane appliances & equipment. $299 CDN

CSA: Purchasable Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code
CSA Group sells Canadian Standards Association B149.1 (R2015), Natural gas and propane installation code. It supersedes the previous editions, published in 2010, 2005 and 2000 by CSA. $245.00

Fortis BC: What Happens After You Hit a Natural Gas Line?
Fortis BC describes what happens When contractors accidentally damage a natural gas line.

FortisBC: Natural Gas Safety Before & After Floods & Storms
FortisBC provides information and resources describing natural gas safety considerations for before and after floods & storms.

FortisBC: Safety Tips For Natural Gas
FortisBC covers safety related issues such as call before you dig, right of way, CO, indoor air quality, meters, appliance safety, emergency preparedness and gas odours.

FortisBC: What To Do During Forest Fires & Evacuation Alerts
FortisBC describes what to do if you have been ordered to evacuate your home, if there are natural gas service outages, and what to do when you return home.

Technical Safety BC: Online BC Safety Monetary Penalties & Penalty Calculator
Technical Safety BC says when they find safety hazards or individuals who are not making their work or equipment compliant, they take progressive enforcement action. They may issue a monetary penalty up to $100,000, depending on criteria provided in the Monetary Penalties Regulation. They now have a Monetary Penalty Calculator on their website.

Technical Safety BC: Which Jurisdiction Applies For Electric & Gas Safety?
Technical Safety BC administers the Safety Standards Act and associated regulations that apply throughout BC, including on lands which are subject to federal regulation for other purposes. They also list the other authorities having jurisdiction in areas where the regulation of electricity and/or gas has been delegated to the local government.

TSBC: Approved Certification Marks For Gas Appliances
Technical Safety BC bulletin contains updated approved certification marks for gas appliances. (PDF)

TSBC: BC Gas Contractor Notification Requirements For Completion, Installation, Alteration
Technical Safety BC directive Gas Contractor Responsibilities Gas Notification Requirements For Completion, Installation Or Alteration is being issued by a provincial gas safety manager pursuant to section 30 of the Safety Standards Act. The directive clarifies the notification requirements that permit holders must comply with when submitting declarations for installation permits.

TSBC: Class A & B Gas Fitter May Perform Limited Electrical Work
Technical Safety BC bulletin says the holder of a valid class A or class B gas fitter's certificate of qualification may perform a limited scope of electrical work while working under a valid gas contractor's license or applicable operating permit, as per section 8 of the Gas Safety Regulation.

TSBC: Directive On B149 1 & 2 Interpretations
Technical Safety BC directive provides clarification on several sections of the Canadian Standards Association B149.1-10 & B149.2-10 Natural Gas and Propane Code.

TSBC: Gas Incident Reporting Requirements
Technical Safety BC directive describes reporting requirements for incidents that occur in a residential home involving gas technology. (PDF)

TSBC: Gas Installation Permit & Safety Jurisdiction in BC
Technical Safety BC information bulletin details the jurisdictional requirements between Technical Safety BC and local government in areas where local governments administer the Safety Standards Act.

TSBC: Information Bulletins On Gas Safety
Technical Safety BC provides online access to bulletins on code and safety issues for gas products and procedures.

TSBC: Natural Disaster Protocol for Gas & Electrical Equipment Safety
Technical Safety BC bulletin describes procedures for re-commissioning gas & electrical equipment after a natural disaster has occurred.

WorkSafe BC: Gas Service To Be Disconnected Before Demolition
WorkSafe BC says if you’re planning the demolition of a house or other structure, you must ensure the natural gas service is safely disconnected before demolition begins.
Product Supply

FortisBC: BCUC Approves Changes To Delivery, Storage & Transportation Rates In 2017
FortisBC has received approval from the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) to change the delivery rate and storage and transport rate that gas customers pay, effective January 1, 2017. FortisBC customers will see no change to the cost of natural gas on their billing statement although the cost of propane will be changing for Revelstoke customers, effective January 1.
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