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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT

Worker and Employer Services Division


6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2012163210031


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

Follow up farm inspection

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Sep 29, 2011

Mar 23, 2012

Mar 28, 2012

Email

THERE ARE THREE (3) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1
2011163210331
Order/Item No.3
2011163210331
Order/Item No.4
2011163210331
Order/Item No.5
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS3.5

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS4.55(a)

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS5.54(1)(a)

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS19.13

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210031
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
Issued on: 2012/03/28
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance
with the order(s) noted.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210031
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS3.5

Progress towards compliance:


Mar 28, 2012 - The employer is working towards compliance at the time of inspection. This
order has been date extended to April 13, 2012.

Dec 09, 2011 - No progress has been made for have a maintenance schedule/ inspection for
the operations of the boilers at the time of follow up inspection. This
order has been date extended to December 23, 2011.

Initiating order:
At the time of inspection the two boilers where observed in Flame Failure.
One boiler was leaking water and the another boiler appeared to be dry.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 3.5.
Every employer must ensure that regular inspections are made of all
workplaces, including buildings, structures, grounds, excavations, tools,
equipment, machinery and work methods and practices, at intervals that
will prevent the development of unsafe working conditions.
The employer must provide documentation of regular inspection of the
boilers.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210031
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.3
2011163210331

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS4.55(a)

Progress towards compliance:


Mar 28, 2012 - The employer has completed training of the mushroom platform picking
system. No workers where observed without the guard rails at the time of
inspection.

Dec 09, 2011 - A worker was observed picking mushrooms over 10 feet in barn 16 without
guard rails. Upon questioning the worker he stated that he was told by
another worker "he only had to use the guard rails if he felt scared".
In discussion with the quality assurance manager no additional training
has been conducted on training of how to use or install the guard rails,
and a discipline system for when the workers do not use them. This order
has been date extended to December 23, 2011.

Initiating order:
Mushroom picking ladder system was observed without adequate guard rail
system with workers working over 4 feet. Upon the request of this Officer
guard rails where installed at the time of inspection. It was observed
that the workers where unfamiliar with installing the guard rails.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Section 4.55(a).
An area accessible to workers must have guards or guardrails installed if
a raised floor, open-sided floor, mezzanine, gallery, balcony, work
platform, ramp, walkway, or runway is 122 cm (4 ft) or more above the
adjacent floor or grade level.
The employer shall provide and ensure that all worker are protected by a
guard rail system when picking mushroom. The employer will also ensure
that workers are instructed on how to use the mushroom ladder picking
system.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210031
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.4
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS5.54(1)(a)

Progress towards compliance:


Mar 28, 2012 - An exposure control plan has been submitted and is in the process of
being reviewed.

Dec 09, 2011 - The employer has not had any progress on completing an Exposure Control
plan. The employer has been provided with another copy of the sample of
WorkSafe BC Exposure Control Plan at the time of the follow up inspection
report delivered. This order has been date extended to December 23, 2011.
An exposure control plan has not been implemented indicated that a worker
might be exposed to an carbon monoxide levels that may in excess of 50% of
its exposure limit. Carbon monoxide levels have a TWA of 25 ppm during the
casing stage of mushroom production this TWA level may be exceeded. Oxygen
levels less than 21.5% indicate that a hazards to the workers may exist
resulting in worker injury.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210031
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
An exposure control plan has not been implemented indicated that a
worker might be exposed to an carbon monoxide levels that may in excess of
50% of its exposure limit. Carbon monoxide levels have a TWA of 25 ppm
during the casing stage of mushroom production this TWA level may be
exceeded. Oxygen levels less than 21.5% indicate that a hazards to the
workers may exist resulting in worker injury.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 5.54(1)(a).
An exposure control plan must be implemented when exposure monitoring
under Subsection 5.53(3) indicates that a worker is or may be exposed to
an air contaminant in excess of 50% of its exposure limit.
Implement an exposure control plan which incorporates the following
elements:
(a) a statement of purpose and responsibilities;
(b) risk identification, assessment and control;
(c) education and training;
(d) written work procedures, as required;
(e) hygiene facilities and decontamination procedures, as required;
(f) health monitoring, as required;
(g) documentation, as required.
Without delay, the employer is required to use locks and signs prohibiting
entry into the mushroom growing rooms during those stages when outside air
is not being supplied to the room or there is not enough outside air being
supplied to the room to ensure normal oxygen levels in air and to ensure
carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide levels are below the acceptable
exposure limits outlined in part 5 of the Occupational Health & Safety
regulation.

Order/Item No.5
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS19.13

Progress towards compliance:


Mar 28, 2012 - The electrical panel was not clearly identified for which breaker
controlled which area of the mushroom barn. No chances at the time of
inspection. This order has been date extended to April 13, 2012.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210031
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Dec 09, 2011 - The electrical panel has not been clearly identified for which breaker
controlled which area of the mushroom barn at the time of follow up
inspection.

Initiating order:
The electrical panel was not clearly identified for which breaker
controlled which area of the mushroom barn.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Section 19.13.
Each electrical distribution switch, circuit breaker and control must be
clearly marked to indicate the equipment it serves.
The employer must clearly identify the use of all of the switches, circuit
breakera and controls on the electrical panel.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210031
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Notice of Project
Number

11

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Rose Hing

Rose Hing

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Labour Organization & Local

Section 22

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Workers onsite during


Inspection

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

2.75 hrs

0.5 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2012163210070


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

Follow farm inspection

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Sep 29, 2011

Apr 11, 2012

Apr 11, 2012

Email

THERE ARE THREE (3) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1
2011163210331
Order/Item No.4
2011163210331
Order/Item No.5
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS3.5

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS5.54(1)(a)

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS19.13

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210070
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
Issued on: 2012/04/11
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance
with the order(s) noted.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210070
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS3.5

Progress towards compliance:


Apr 11, 2012 - The employer has not successfully proven that they have an operator that
is adequately monitoring the boilers. This order has been date extended to
April 30, 2012.

Mar 28, 2012 - The employer is working towards compliance at the time of inspection. This
order has been date extended to April 13, 2012.

Dec 09, 2011 - No progress has been made for have a maintenance schedule/ inspection for
the operations of the boilers at the time of follow up inspection. This
order has been date extended to December 23, 2011.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210070
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
At the time of inspection the two boilers where observed in Flame Failure.
One boiler was leaking water and the another boiler appeared to be dry.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 3.5.
Every employer must ensure that regular inspections are made of all
workplaces, including buildings, structures, grounds, excavations, tools,
equipment, machinery and work methods and practices, at intervals that
will prevent the development of unsafe working conditions.
The employer must provide documentation of regular inspection of the
boilers.

Order/Item No.4
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS5.54(1)(a)

Progress towards compliance:


Apr 11, 2012 - The employer has implemented training for the workers and is working in
the correction for the documentation of Exposure Control Plan.

Mar 28, 2012 - An exposure control plan has been submitted and is in the process of
being reviewed.

Dec 09, 2011 - The employer has not had any progress on completing an Exposure Control
plan. The employer has been provided with another copy of the sample of
WorkSafe BC Exposure Control Plan at the time of the follow up inspection
report delivered. This order has been date extended to December 23, 2011.
An exposure control plan has not been implemented indicated that a worker
might be exposed to an carbon monoxide levels that may in excess of 50% of
its exposure limit. Carbon monoxide levels have a TWA of 25 ppm during the
casing stage of mushroom production this TWA level may be exceeded. Oxygen
levels less than 21.5% indicate that a hazards to the workers may exist
resulting in worker injury.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210070
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
An exposure control plan has not been implemented indicated that a
worker might be exposed to an carbon monoxide levels that may in excess of
50% of its exposure limit. Carbon monoxide levels have a TWA of 25 ppm
during the casing stage of mushroom production this TWA level may be
exceeded. Oxygen levels less than 21.5% indicate that a hazards to the
workers may exist resulting in worker injury.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 5.54(1)(a).
An exposure control plan must be implemented when exposure monitoring
under Subsection 5.53(3) indicates that a worker is or may be exposed to
an air contaminant in excess of 50% of its exposure limit.
Implement an exposure control plan which incorporates the following
elements:
(a) a statement of purpose and responsibilities;
(b) risk identification, assessment and control;
(c) education and training;
(d) written work procedures, as required;
(e) hygiene facilities and decontamination procedures, as required;
(f) health monitoring, as required;
(g) documentation, as required.
Without delay, the employer is required to use locks and signs prohibiting
entry into the mushroom growing rooms during those stages when outside air
is not being supplied to the room or there is not enough outside air being
supplied to the room to ensure normal oxygen levels in air and to ensure
carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide levels are below the acceptable
exposure limits outlined in part 5 of the Occupational Health & Safety
regulation.

Order/Item No.5
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS19.13

Progress towards compliance:


Apr 11, 2012 - The electrical panel has not been updated with clearly identified breaker.
The order has been date extended to April 30, 2012.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210070
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Mar 28, 2012 - The electrical panel was not clearly identified for which breaker
controlled which area of the mushroom barn. No chances at the time of
inspection. This order has been date extended to April 13, 2012.

Dec 09, 2011 - The electrical panel has not been clearly identified for which breaker
controlled which area of the mushroom barn at the time of follow up
inspection.

Initiating order:
The electrical panel was not clearly identified for which breaker
controlled which area of the mushroom barn.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Section 19.13.
Each electrical distribution switch, circuit breaker and control must be
clearly marked to indicate the equipment it serves.
The employer must clearly identify the use of all of the switches, circuit
breakera and controls on the electrical panel.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210070
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Notice of Project
Number

51

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

HUU QUACH

HUU QUACH

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Labour Organization & Local

Section 22

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Workers onsite during


Inspection

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

1.75 hrs

0.75 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2012163210102


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

Follow up farm inspection

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Sep 29, 2011

May 08, 2012

May 10, 2012

Email

THERE ARE THREE (3) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1
2011163210331
Order/Item No.4
2011163210331
Order/Item No.5
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS3.5

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS5.54(1)(a)

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS19.13

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210102
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
Issued on: 2012/05/10
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance
with the order(s) noted.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210102
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS3.5

Progress towards compliance:


May 10, 2012 - The employer has produced some documentation for regular maintenance of
the boilers and suggests that another boiler operator is in close
proximity of the farm if assistance is need when the farm boiler operator
is away.
To ensure that the employer suggestion is in scope I have contacted the
Boiler, Pressure Vessel Section of the BC Safety Authority for
clarification. Instruction, with respect to the employer's suggestion,
will be provided by this officer when that opinion is received.
This order has been date extended to June 1, 2012.

Apr 11, 2012 - The employer has not successfully proven that they have an operator that
is adequately monitoring the boilers. This order has been date extended to
April 30, 2012.

Mar 28, 2012 - The employer is working towards compliance at the time of inspection. This
order has been date extended to April 13, 2012.

Dec 09, 2011 - No progress has been made for have a maintenance schedule/ inspection for
the operations of the boilers at the time of follow up inspection. This
order has been date extended to December 23, 2011.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210102
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
At the time of inspection the two boilers where observed in Flame Failure.
One boiler was leaking water and the another boiler appeared to be dry.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 3.5.
Every employer must ensure that regular inspections are made of all
workplaces, including buildings, structures, grounds, excavations, tools,
equipment, machinery and work methods and practices, at intervals that
will prevent the development of unsafe working conditions.
The employer must provide documentation of regular inspection of the
boilers.

Order/Item No.4
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS5.54(1)(a)

Progress towards compliance:


May 10, 2012 - The employer has provide the Board with an Exposure Control Plan. Carol
Anne Boufford (SRO) will review the Exposure Control Plan and make any
recommendation. This order has been date extended to May 18, 2012.

Apr 11, 2012 - The employer has implemented training for the workers and is working in
the correction for the documentation of Exposure Control Plan.

Mar 28, 2012 - An exposure control plan has been submitted and is in the process of
being reviewed.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210102
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Dec 09, 2011 - The employer has not had any progress on completing an Exposure Control
plan. The employer has been provided with another copy of the sample of
WorkSafe BC Exposure Control Plan at the time of the follow up inspection
report delivered. This order has been date extended to December 23, 2011.
An exposure control plan has not been implemented indicated that a worker
might be exposed to an carbon monoxide levels that may in excess of 50% of
its exposure limit. Carbon monoxide levels have a TWA of 25 ppm during the
casing stage of mushroom production this TWA level may be exceeded. Oxygen
levels less than 21.5% indicate that a hazards to the workers may exist
resulting in worker injury.

Initiating order:
An exposure control plan has not been implemented indicated that a
worker might be exposed to an carbon monoxide levels that may in excess of
50% of its exposure limit. Carbon monoxide levels have a TWA of 25 ppm
during the casing stage of mushroom production this TWA level may be
exceeded. Oxygen levels less than 21.5% indicate that a hazards to the
workers may exist resulting in worker injury.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 5.54(1)(a).
An exposure control plan must be implemented when exposure monitoring
under Subsection 5.53(3) indicates that a worker is or may be exposed to
an air contaminant in excess of 50% of its exposure limit.
Implement an exposure control plan which incorporates the following
elements:
(a) a statement of purpose and responsibilities;
(b) risk identification, assessment and control;
(c) education and training;
(d) written work procedures, as required;
(e) hygiene facilities and decontamination procedures, as required;
(f) health monitoring, as required;
(g) documentation, as required.
Without delay, the employer is required to use locks and signs prohibiting
entry into the mushroom growing rooms during those stages when outside air
is not being supplied to the room or there is not enough outside air being
supplied to the room to ensure normal oxygen levels in air and to ensure
carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide levels are below the acceptable
exposure limits outlined in part 5 of the Occupational Health & Safety
regulation.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210102
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.5
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS19.13

Progress towards compliance:


May 10, 2012 - The employer has contracted an electrician to make repairs to the
electrical panel on the weekend of May 12, 2012. This order has been date
extended to May 18, 2012.

Apr 11, 2012 - The electrical panel has not been updated with clearly identified breaker.
The order has been date extended to April 30, 2012.

Mar 28, 2012 - The electrical panel was not clearly identified for which breaker
controlled which area of the mushroom barn. No chances at the time of
inspection. This order has been date extended to April 13, 2012.

Dec 09, 2011 - The electrical panel has not been clearly identified for which breaker
controlled which area of the mushroom barn at the time of follow up
inspection.

Initiating order:
The electrical panel was not clearly identified for which breaker
controlled which area of the mushroom barn.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Section 19.13.
Each electrical distribution switch, circuit breaker and control must be
clearly marked to indicate the equipment it serves.
The employer must clearly identify the use of all of the switches, circuit
breakera and controls on the electrical panel.

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2012163210102
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Notice of Project
Number

51

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

HUU QUACH

HUU QUACH

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Labour Organization & Local

Section 22

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Workers onsite during


Inspection

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

1 hrs

0.25 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2012163210108


Employer Name
H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Jobsite Inspected

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

Warning Letter

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

May 11, 2012

May 11, 2012

May 11, 2012

Mailed

THERE ARE ZERO (0) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION MAY STILL BE NECESSARY TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE


PLEASE READ FULL REPORT

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210108
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Issued on: 2012/05/11
******************* ADMINISTRATIVE WARNING FROM REGIONAL MANAGER
*******************
Subject: Non-compliance with 4.55 (a) of Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation
------------------------------------A previously issued Inspection Report(s) 2011163210375 cites your firm for
violation of the section referenced above. Your firm was cited for
similar violations on Inspection Report(s) 2011163210331 & 2011163210099.
The authority of the Board to increase an employer's assessment (apply an
administrative penalty) for non-compliance with the regulation is
explained below. No administrative penalty will be applied at this time.
However, if we become aware of a continuing or repeat violation of a
similar nature by your firm, an administrative penalty will be considered.
You are urged to review your operations and ensure compliance with the
regulation. If you require clarification or assistance please contact our
Officer Anna Billingsley at 604 556 2052.
Bert Goulding
Regional Manager
Regional Services Department
Prevention Division
INFORMATION ABOUT ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES
Section 196(1) of the Workers Compensation Act sets out the criteria for
imposing an administrative penalty. An administrative penalty must not be
imposed if the employer exercised due diligence to prevent the failure,
non-compliance or conditions to which the penalty relates.
Section 196(1):
The Board may, by order, impose an administrative penalty on an employer
under this section if it considers that
(a) the employer has failed to take sufficient precautions for the
prevention of work related injuries or illnesses,
(b) the employer has not complied with this Part, the regulations or an
applicable order, or
(c) the employer's workplace or working conditions are not safe.
Board Policy
The main purpose of administrative penalties and similar levies is to
motivate the employer receiving the penalty and other employers to comply
with the Act and regulations.
The Board will consider imposing an administrative penalty when:
- an employer is found to have committed a violation resulting in high
risk of serious injury, serious illness or death;
- an employer is found in violation of the same section of Part 3 or the
regulations on more than one occasion;
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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210108
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

- an employer is found in violation of different sections of Part 3 or the


regulations on more than one occasion, where the number of violations
indicates a general lack of commitment to compliance;
- an employer has failed to comply with a previous order within a
reasonable time;
an employer knowingly or with reckless disregard violates one or more
sections of
Part 3 or the regulations. Reckless disregard includes where a violation
results from ignorance of the Act or regulations due to a refusal to read
them or take other steps to find out an employer's obligations; or
- the Board considers that the circumstances may warrant an administrative
penalty.
If violations or other circumstances requiring consideration of a penalty
have occurred, the following additional factors will also be considered in
deciding whether to propose or to levy the penalty:
- whether the employer has an effective, overall program for complying
with the Act and the regulations;
- whether the employer has otherwise exercised due diligence to prevent
the failure, non-compliance or conditions to which the penalty relates;
- whether the violations or other circumstances have resulted from the
independent action of workers who have been properly instructed, trained
and supervised;
- the potential seriousness of the injury or illness that might have
occurred, the number of people who might have been at risk and the
likelihood of the injury or illness occurring;
- the past compliance history of the employer, including the nature,
number and frequency of violations, and the occurrence of repeat
violations;
- the extent to which the employer was aware or should have been aware of
the hazard or that the Act or regulations were being violated;
- the need to provide an incentive for the employer to comply;
- whether an alternative means of enforcing the regulations would be more
effective; and
- other relevant circumstances.
Amount of Penalty
The amount of an administrative penalty can range from $1,000 to $500,000
depending on the following factors:
- The firm's assessable payroll;
- A serious injury, illness or death as a result of the violation;
- A high risk of serious injury, illness or death from the violation;
- Non-compliance that is willful or with reckless disregard;
- The number of prior penalties for a similar violation; and
- Other mitigating or exacerbating factors.
The Board may also recover the amount of any costs saved or profit made by
the employer through committing the violation and recover the cost of an
injury claims arising from the violation.
(OHS 4.55.(a)) An area accessible to workers must have guards or
guardrails installed if a raised floor, open-sided floor, mezzanine,
gallery, balcony, work platform, ramp, walkway, or runway is 122 cm (4 ft)
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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210108
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

or more above the adjacent floor or grade level.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210108
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

REFERENCES
In addition to any orders, or other items, and the information provided in the Inspection Notes section in this Inspection
Report, the officer may discuss other health and safety issues with the employer arising out of the inspection. The
information below sets out the health and safety requirements discussed with the employer, and unless otherwise noted,
violations of these requirements were not observed.
Reference

Details Discussed

OHS4.55(a)

An area accessible to workers must have guards or guardrails


installed if a raised floor, open-sided floor, mezzanine, gallery,
balcony, work platform, ramp, walkway, or runway is 122 cm (4
ft) or more above the adjacent floor or grade level.

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210108
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
1

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

HUU QUACH

HUU QUACH

N/A

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0.75 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2012163210118


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

ECP review

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Sep 29, 2011

May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012

In Person

THERE IS ONE (1) ORDER OR OTHER ITEM OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.4
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS5.54(1)(a)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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2012163210118
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
Issued on: 2012/05/18
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance
with the order(s) noted.

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2012163210118
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.4
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS5.54(1)(a)

Progress towards compliance:


May 18, 2012 - Exposure Control plan (ECP) has been reviewed by Carol Anne Boufford
(SRO). The following deficiencies are:
- The ECP provide is for two operations and the employer has failed to
provide separate ECPs for each operation.
- Missing the address
- Missing contact information for ECP
- Missing some of the worker responsibilities, for example know how to
report exposure incidents.
- Inaccuracies have been identified in the document for example the
document states 20.5 % oxygen is normal, when in fact 20.9 % is normal.
- Additional points: There is no reference to Training topics, monitoring
equipment, health surveillance, no reference to cleanup and
decontamination.
- Risk assessment table is not acceptable (incomplete and inaccurate). For
example they state low levels of C02, CO (under 2000PPM)This is incorrect
for CO. I am not sure how they arrive at the low, moderate and high risk
levels
This order has date extended.

May 10, 2012 - The employer has provide the Board with an Exposure Control Plan. Carol
Anne Boufford (SRO) will review the Exposure Control Plan and make any
recommendation. This order has been date extended to May 18, 2012.

Apr 11, 2012 - The employer has implemented training for the workers and is working in
the correction for the documentation of Exposure Control Plan.

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2012163210118
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Mar 28, 2012 - An exposure control plan has been submitted and is in the process of
being reviewed.

Dec 09, 2011 - The employer has not had any progress on completing an Exposure Control
plan. The employer has been provided with another copy of the sample of
WorkSafe BC Exposure Control Plan at the time of the follow up inspection
report delivered. This order has been date extended to December 23, 2011.
An exposure control plan has not been implemented indicated that a worker
might be exposed to an carbon monoxide levels that may in excess of 50% of
its exposure limit. Carbon monoxide levels have a TWA of 25 ppm during the
casing stage of mushroom production this TWA level may be exceeded. Oxygen
levels less than 21.5% indicate that a hazards to the workers may exist
resulting in worker injury.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210118
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
An exposure control plan has not been implemented indicated that a
worker might be exposed to an carbon monoxide levels that may in excess of
50% of its exposure limit. Carbon monoxide levels have a TWA of 25 ppm
during the casing stage of mushroom production this TWA level may be
exceeded. Oxygen levels less than 21.5% indicate that a hazards to the
workers may exist resulting in worker injury.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 5.54(1)(a).
An exposure control plan must be implemented when exposure monitoring
under Subsection 5.53(3) indicates that a worker is or may be exposed to
an air contaminant in excess of 50% of its exposure limit.
Implement an exposure control plan which incorporates the following
elements:
(a) a statement of purpose and responsibilities;
(b) risk identification, assessment and control;
(c) education and training;
(d) written work procedures, as required;
(e) hygiene facilities and decontamination procedures, as required;
(f) health monitoring, as required;
(g) documentation, as required.
Without delay, the employer is required to use locks and signs prohibiting
entry into the mushroom growing rooms during those stages when outside air
is not being supplied to the room or there is not enough outside air being
supplied to the room to ensure normal oxygen levels in air and to ensure
carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide levels are below the acceptable
exposure limits outlined in part 5 of the Occupational Health & Safety
regulation.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210118
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
51

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

HUU QUACH

HUU QUACH

N/A

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

3.75 hrs

0.5 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2012163210311


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

Follow farm inspection

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Sep 29, 2011

Aug 22, 2012

Aug 29, 2012

Mailed

THERE IS ONE (1) ORDER OR OTHER ITEM OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.4
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS5.54(1)(a)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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2012163210311
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
Issued on: 2012/08/29
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance
with the order(s) noted.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210311
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.4
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS5.54(1)(a)

Progress towards compliance:


Aug 29, 2012 - The employer has completed the following items of the exposure control
plan (ECP):
- Low oxygen / high CO2 atmosphere signage is in place
- Locks have been implemented
- Respirator training conducted and fit testing to be conducted August 28,
2012.
- Worker training for their exposure control plan will be conducted on
August 28, 2012.
- The employer is using a hand-held C02 monitor and personal oxygen
monitor. The employer must have a work procedure of measuring the
atmosphere for the grow rooms before a worker physically enters the room.
As example: fixed monitor inside the grow room with display outside of the
room or hand held monitor inserted with the use of a probe into the grow
room.
- The employer has developed safe work procedures as part of the ECP but
these procedures are not complete. We reviewed and made suggestions to the
employer.
- Logs for bump testing for monitor and atmosphere monitoring has been
created.

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2012163210311
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


May 18, 2012 - Exposure Control plan (ECP) has been reviewed by Carol Anne Boufford
(SRO). The following deficiencies are:
- The ECP provide is for two operations and the employer has failed to
provide separate ECPs for each operation.
- Missing the address
- Missing contact information for ECP
- Missing some of the worker responsibilities, for example know how to
report exposure incidents.
- Inaccuracies have been identified in the document for example the
document states 20.5 % oxygen is normal, when in fact 20.9 % is normal.
- Additional points: There is no reference to Training topics, monitoring
equipment, health surveillance, no reference to cleanup and
decontamination.
- Risk assessment table is not acceptable (incomplete and inaccurate). For
example they state low levels of C02, CO (under 2000PPM)This is incorrect
for CO. I am not sure how they arrive at the low, moderate and high risk
levels
This order has date extended.

May 10, 2012 - The employer has provide the Board with an Exposure Control Plan. Carol
Anne Boufford (SRO) will review the Exposure Control Plan and make any
recommendation. This order has been date extended to May 18, 2012.

Apr 11, 2012 - The employer has implemented training for the workers and is working in
the correction for the documentation of Exposure Control Plan.

Mar 28, 2012 - An exposure control plan has been submitted and is in the process of
being reviewed.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210311
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Dec 09, 2011 - The employer has not had any progress on completing an Exposure Control
plan. The employer has been provided with another copy of the sample of
WorkSafe BC Exposure Control Plan at the time of the follow up inspection
report delivered. This order has been date extended to December 23, 2011.
An exposure control plan has not been implemented indicated that a worker
might be exposed to an carbon monoxide levels that may in excess of 50% of
its exposure limit. Carbon monoxide levels have a TWA of 25 ppm during the
casing stage of mushroom production this TWA level may be exceeded. Oxygen
levels less than 21.5% indicate that a hazards to the workers may exist
resulting in worker injury.

Initiating order:
An exposure control plan has not been implemented indicated that a
worker might be exposed to an carbon monoxide levels that may in excess of
50% of its exposure limit. Carbon monoxide levels have a TWA of 25 ppm
during the casing stage of mushroom production this TWA level may be
exceeded. Oxygen levels less than 21.5% indicate that a hazards to the
workers may exist resulting in worker injury.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 5.54(1)(a).
An exposure control plan must be implemented when exposure monitoring
under Subsection 5.53(3) indicates that a worker is or may be exposed to
an air contaminant in excess of 50% of its exposure limit.
Implement an exposure control plan which incorporates the following
elements:
(a) a statement of purpose and responsibilities;
(b) risk identification, assessment and control;
(c) education and training;
(d) written work procedures, as required;
(e) hygiene facilities and decontamination procedures, as required;
(f) health monitoring, as required;
(g) documentation, as required.
Without delay, the employer is required to use locks and signs prohibiting
entry into the mushroom growing rooms during those stages when outside air
is not being supplied to the room or there is not enough outside air being
supplied to the room to ensure normal oxygen levels in air and to ensure
carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide levels are below the acceptable
exposure limits outlined in part 5 of the Occupational Health & Safety
regulation.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210311
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Notice of Project
Number

51

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

HUU QUACH

HUU QUACH

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Labour Organization & Local

Section 22

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Workers onsite during


Inspection

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

1 hrs

0.5 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2012163210380


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

Follow farm inspection

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Sep 29, 2011

Oct 30, 2012

Feb 05, 2013

In Person

THERE IS ONE (1) ORDER OR OTHER ITEM OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.4
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS5.54(1)(a)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210380
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
Issued on: 2013/02/05
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance
with the order(s) noted.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210380
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.4
2011163210331

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS5.54(1)(a)

Progress towards compliance:


Feb 05, 2013 - The employer has completed the following items of the exposure control
plan (ECP):
- Low oxygen / high CO2 atmosphere signage is in place
- Locks have been implemented
- Respirator program has been completed with training and fit testing.
- The employer is using oxygen monitoring with a probe to be inserted into
mushroom grow rooms before entry.
- The employer has developed safe work procedures as part of the ECP but
additional information is needed.
- Worker training has been conducted.
- Logs for bump testing for monitor and atmosphere monitoring has been
created.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210380
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Aug 29, 2012 - The employer has completed the following items of the exposure control
plan (ECP):
- Low oxygen / high CO2 atmosphere signage is in place
- Locks have been implemented
- Respirator training conducted and fit testing to be conducted August 28,
2012.
- Worker training for their exposure control plan will be conducted on
August 28, 2012.
- The employer is using a hand-held C02 monitor and personal oxygen
monitor. The employer must have a work procedure of measuring the
atmosphere for the grow rooms before a worker physically enters the room.
As example: fixed monitor inside the grow room with display outside of the
room or hand held monitor inserted with the use of a probe into the grow
room.
- The employer has developed safe work procedures as part of the ECP but
these procedures are not complete. We reviewed and made suggestions to the
employer.
- Logs for bump testing for monitor and atmosphere monitoring has been
created.

May 18, 2012 - Exposure Control plan (ECP) has been reviewed by Carol Anne Boufford
(SRO). The following deficiencies are:
- The ECP provide is for two operations and the employer has failed to
provide separate ECPs for each operation.
- Missing the address
- Missing contact information for ECP
- Missing some of the worker responsibilities, for example know how to
report exposure incidents.
- Inaccuracies have been identified in the document for example the
document states 20.5 % oxygen is normal, when in fact 20.9 % is normal.
- Additional points: There is no reference to Training topics, monitoring
equipment, health surveillance, no reference to cleanup and
decontamination.
- Risk assessment table is not acceptable (incomplete and inaccurate). For
example they state low levels of C02, CO (under 2000PPM)This is incorrect
for CO. I am not sure how they arrive at the low, moderate and high risk
levels
This order has date extended.

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210380
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


May 10, 2012 - The employer has provide the Board with an Exposure Control Plan. Carol
Anne Boufford (SRO) will review the Exposure Control Plan and make any
recommendation. This order has been date extended to May 18, 2012.

Apr 11, 2012 - The employer has implemented training for the workers and is working in
the correction for the documentation of Exposure Control Plan.

Mar 28, 2012 - An exposure control plan has been submitted and is in the process of
being reviewed.

Dec 09, 2011 - The employer has not had any progress on completing an Exposure Control
plan. The employer has been provided with another copy of the sample of
WorkSafe BC Exposure Control Plan at the time of the follow up inspection
report delivered. This order has been date extended to December 23, 2011.
An exposure control plan has not been implemented indicated that a worker
might be exposed to an carbon monoxide levels that may in excess of 50% of
its exposure limit. Carbon monoxide levels have a TWA of 25 ppm during the
casing stage of mushroom production this TWA level may be exceeded. Oxygen
levels less than 21.5% indicate that a hazards to the workers may exist
resulting in worker injury.

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210380
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
An exposure control plan has not been implemented indicated that a
worker might be exposed to an carbon monoxide levels that may in excess of
50% of its exposure limit. Carbon monoxide levels have a TWA of 25 ppm
during the casing stage of mushroom production this TWA level may be
exceeded. Oxygen levels less than 21.5% indicate that a hazards to the
workers may exist resulting in worker injury.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 5.54(1)(a).
An exposure control plan must be implemented when exposure monitoring
under Subsection 5.53(3) indicates that a worker is or may be exposed to
an air contaminant in excess of 50% of its exposure limit.
Implement an exposure control plan which incorporates the following
elements:
(a) a statement of purpose and responsibilities;
(b) risk identification, assessment and control;
(c) education and training;
(d) written work procedures, as required;
(e) hygiene facilities and decontamination procedures, as required;
(f) health monitoring, as required;
(g) documentation, as required.
Without delay, the employer is required to use locks and signs prohibiting
entry into the mushroom growing rooms during those stages when outside air
is not being supplied to the room or there is not enough outside air being
supplied to the room to ensure normal oxygen levels in air and to ensure
carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide levels are below the acceptable
exposure limits outlined in part 5 of the Occupational Health & Safety
regulation.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2012163210380
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Notice of Project
Number

51

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Rose Hing

HUU QUACH

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Labour Organization & Local

Section 22

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Workers onsite during


Inspection

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

1 hrs

0.5 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

IR 2012163210380 Printed: May 4, 2016 9:35

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2013163210008


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

Follow farm inspection

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Sep 29, 2011

Feb 05, 2013

Feb 05, 2013

In Person

THERE ARE ZERO (0) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION MAY STILL BE NECESSARY TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE


PLEASE READ FULL REPORT

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.4
2011163210331

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS5.54(1)(a)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210008
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
Issued on: 2013/02/05
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance
with the order(s) noted.

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210008
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.4
2011163210331

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS5.54(1)(a)

Progress towards compliance:


Feb 05, 2013 - The employer has completed the following items of the exposure control
plan (ECP):
- Low oxygen / high CO2 atmosphere signage is in place
- Locks have been implemented
- Respirator program has been completed with training and fit testing.
- The employer is using oxygen monitoring with a probe to be inserted into
mushroom grow rooms before entry.
- The employer has developed safe work procedures as part of the ECP.
- Worker training has been conducted.
- Logs for bump testing for monitor and atmosphere monitoring has been
created.

Feb 05, 2013 - The employer has completed the following items of the exposure control
plan (ECP):
- Low oxygen / high CO2 atmosphere signage is in place
- Locks have been implemented
- Respirator program has been completed with training and fit testing.
- The employer is using oxygen monitoring with a probe to be inserted into
mushroom grow rooms before entry.
- The employer has developed safe work procedures as part of the ECP but
additional information is needed.
- Worker training has been conducted.
- Logs for bump testing for monitor and atmosphere monitoring has been
created.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210008
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Aug 29, 2012 - The employer has completed the following items of the exposure control
plan (ECP):
- Low oxygen / high CO2 atmosphere signage is in place
- Locks have been implemented
- Respirator training conducted and fit testing to be conducted August 28,
2012.
- Worker training for their exposure control plan will be conducted on
August 28, 2012.
- The employer is using a hand-held C02 monitor and personal oxygen
monitor. The employer must have a work procedure of measuring the
atmosphere for the grow rooms before a worker physically enters the room.
As example: fixed monitor inside the grow room with display outside of the
room or hand held monitor inserted with the use of a probe into the grow
room.
- The employer has developed safe work procedures as part of the ECP but
these procedures are not complete. We reviewed and made suggestions to the
employer.
- Logs for bump testing for monitor and atmosphere monitoring has been
created.

May 18, 2012 - Exposure Control plan (ECP) has been reviewed by Carol Anne Boufford
(SRO). The following deficiencies are:
- The ECP provide is for two operations and the employer has failed to
provide separate ECPs for each operation.
- Missing the address
- Missing contact information for ECP
- Missing some of the worker responsibilities, for example know how to
report exposure incidents.
- Inaccuracies have been identified in the document for example the
document states 20.5 % oxygen is normal, when in fact 20.9 % is normal.
- Additional points: There is no reference to Training topics, monitoring
equipment, health surveillance, no reference to cleanup and
decontamination.
- Risk assessment table is not acceptable (incomplete and inaccurate). For
example they state low levels of C02, CO (under 2000PPM)This is incorrect
for CO. I am not sure how they arrive at the low, moderate and high risk
levels
This order has date extended.

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210008
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


May 10, 2012 - The employer has provide the Board with an Exposure Control Plan. Carol
Anne Boufford (SRO) will review the Exposure Control Plan and make any
recommendation. This order has been date extended to May 18, 2012.

Apr 11, 2012 - The employer has implemented training for the workers and is working in
the correction for the documentation of Exposure Control Plan.

Mar 28, 2012 - An exposure control plan has been submitted and is in the process of
being reviewed.

Dec 09, 2011 - The employer has not had any progress on completing an Exposure Control
plan. The employer has been provided with another copy of the sample of
WorkSafe BC Exposure Control Plan at the time of the follow up inspection
report delivered. This order has been date extended to December 23, 2011.
An exposure control plan has not been implemented indicated that a worker
might be exposed to an carbon monoxide levels that may in excess of 50% of
its exposure limit. Carbon monoxide levels have a TWA of 25 ppm during the
casing stage of mushroom production this TWA level may be exceeded. Oxygen
levels less than 21.5% indicate that a hazards to the workers may exist
resulting in worker injury.

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210008
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
An exposure control plan has not been implemented indicated that a
worker might be exposed to an carbon monoxide levels that may in excess of
50% of its exposure limit. Carbon monoxide levels have a TWA of 25 ppm
during the casing stage of mushroom production this TWA level may be
exceeded. Oxygen levels less than 21.5% indicate that a hazards to the
workers may exist resulting in worker injury.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 5.54(1)(a).
An exposure control plan must be implemented when exposure monitoring
under Subsection 5.53(3) indicates that a worker is or may be exposed to
an air contaminant in excess of 50% of its exposure limit.
Implement an exposure control plan which incorporates the following
elements:
(a) a statement of purpose and responsibilities;
(b) risk identification, assessment and control;
(c) education and training;
(d) written work procedures, as required;
(e) hygiene facilities and decontamination procedures, as required;
(f) health monitoring, as required;
(g) documentation, as required.
Without delay, the employer is required to use locks and signs prohibiting
entry into the mushroom growing rooms during those stages when outside air
is not being supplied to the room or there is not enough outside air being
supplied to the room to ensure normal oxygen levels in air and to ensure
carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide levels are below the acceptable
exposure limits outlined in part 5 of the Occupational Health & Safety
regulation.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210008
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
1

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Rose Hing

Rose Hing by email

N/A

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0.75 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

IR 2013163210008 Printed: May 4, 2016 9:35

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2013163210011


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

Follow farm inspection

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Sep 29, 2011

Feb 05, 2013

Feb 05, 2013

Email

THERE ARE ZERO (0) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION MAY STILL BE NECESSARY TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE


PLEASE READ FULL REPORT

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1
2011163210331
Order/Item No.5
2011163210331

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS3.5

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS19.13

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210011
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
Issued on: 2013/02/05
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance
with the order(s) noted.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210011
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1
2011163210331

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS3.5

Progress towards compliance:


Feb 05, 2013 - The employer is recording regular maintenance of the boilers.

May 10, 2012 - The employer has produced some documentation for regular maintenance of
the boilers and suggests that another boiler operator is in close
proximity of the farm if assistance is need when the farm boiler operator
is away.
To ensure that the employer suggestion is in scope I have contacted the
Boiler, Pressure Vessel Section of the BC Safety Authority for
clarification. Instruction, with respect to the employer's suggestion,
will be provided by this officer when that opinion is received.
This order has been date extended to June 1, 2012.

Apr 11, 2012 - The employer has not successfully proven that they have an operator that
is adequately monitoring the boilers. This order has been date extended to
April 30, 2012.

Mar 28, 2012 - The employer is working towards compliance at the time of inspection. This
order has been date extended to April 13, 2012.

Dec 09, 2011 - No progress has been made for have a maintenance schedule/ inspection for
the operations of the boilers at the time of follow up inspection. This
order has been date extended to December 23, 2011.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210011
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
At the time of inspection the two boilers where observed in Flame Failure.
One boiler was leaking water and the another boiler appeared to be dry.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 3.5.
Every employer must ensure that regular inspections are made of all
workplaces, including buildings, structures, grounds, excavations, tools,
equipment, machinery and work methods and practices, at intervals that
will prevent the development of unsafe working conditions.
The employer must provide documentation of regular inspection of the
boilers.

Order/Item No.5
2011163210331

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS19.13

Progress towards compliance:


Feb 05, 2013 - The electrical panel has been clearly identified for which breaker
controlled which area of the mushroom barn.

May 10, 2012 - The employer has contracted an electrician to make repairs to the
electrical panel on the weekend of May 12, 2012. This order has been date
extended to May 18, 2012.

Apr 11, 2012 - The electrical panel has not been updated with clearly identified breaker.
The order has been date extended to April 30, 2012.

Mar 28, 2012 - The electrical panel was not clearly identified for which breaker
controlled which area of the mushroom barn. No chances at the time of
inspection. This order has been date extended to April 13, 2012.

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6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Dec 09, 2011 - The electrical panel has not been clearly identified for which breaker
controlled which area of the mushroom barn at the time of follow up
inspection.

Initiating order:
The electrical panel was not clearly identified for which breaker
controlled which area of the mushroom barn.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Section 19.13.
Each electrical distribution switch, circuit breaker and control must be
clearly marked to indicate the equipment it serves.
The employer must clearly identify the use of all of the switches, circuit
breakera and controls on the electrical panel.

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6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
51

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Rose Hing

Rose Hing

N/A

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0.75 hrs

0.25 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2013163210151


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

Agriculture Strategy

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Jun 19, 2013

Jun 19, 2013

Jul 25, 2013

Email

THERE IS ONE (1) ORDER OR OTHER ITEM OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS3.3

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210151
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
Comments issued on: Jul 25, 2013
A review of the order(s) cited in this inspection report has determined
that further enforcement action is not necessary at this time. This
decision relates only to this inspection date, location and order(s) noted
on this inspection report. A follow-up inspection may occur and/or a
Notice of Compliance document may be required to authenticate compliance
with the order(s) noted.
Issued on: 2013/07/25
H.Q. Mushroom Farm Ltd is one of the sites that has been selected for
inspection for the Agriculture Industry Strategy, hence a work site
inspection occurred on June 19, 2013 by Officer Anna Billingsley
Prior to arriving at the site the Officer took the following bio-security
measures:
~vehicle washed
~vehicle tires washed down with Virkon
~rubber boat washed in solution of Virkon
~hands washed with isopropanal disinfectant
WorkSafeBC has initiated a Province wide Agriculture Industry Strategy
that will focus on reducing fatalities, the serious injury rate and the
injury rate in the top exposure categories in the agriculture sectors,
specifically, falls on same levels, falls from heights and struck by
injuries. The Strategy will also raise awareness of health & safety
rights and responsibilities within the agriculture sector.
In addition to the above goals, the Strategy will continue to develop and
implement an industry outreach and communication program in support of the
focused enforcement activities.
In response to the Mushroom Farm Coroner Inquest and the Jury
recommendations, WorkSafeBC will be working with the Farm and Ranch Safety
and Health Association (FARSHA) to develop and implement a Centre of
Excellence for Confined Space Entry.
The Strategy involves a standard inspection process that will focus on
high hazard areas in the specific agriculture operations including the
requirements for formal and informal Occupational Health & Safety
programs. Employers who have a higher injury rate than the industry
average will be inspected as part of this strategy as well as those
employer operations which have a high risk of injury.
Issues discussed with the employer during this inspection revolved around
the deficiencies at this workplace which result in corrective orders
outlined and detailed on the following page(s).
Discussion held with the employer, included the requirements of the
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6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

agriculture industry strategy as it relates to identified hazards:


1. Health & Safety Program requirements:
Occupational Health & Safety Programs enable an employer to control its
occupational health and safety risks, improve health and safety
performance, communicate its health and safety commitments and policies to
staff, and provide a framework for attaining its health and safety goals
and objectives. Further, OHS programs assist with implementation by
defining roles, responsibilities, and accountability for tasks,
including checking and corrective action as the program evolves. A
properly implemented OHS program can be expected to reduce injuries and
the associated costs of disability and lost production hours.

Other areas of the OHS program that will assist the employer in achieving
a safe work environment are identified below:
a) Records & Statistics
Records and statistics are important components of occupational health and
safety programs for the prevention of injuries and illnesses. They help
employers, managers, supervisors and the Joint Health and Safety Committee
members:
identify the nature, extent and cause of health and safety hazards
set prevention activities
determine if control measures are working
Section 3.3(f) of the Regulation requires that the occupational health and
safety program must be designed to prevent injuries and occupational
diseases, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the
program must include the maintenance of records and statistics, including
reports of inspections and incident investigations, with provision for
making this information available to the joint committee or worker health
and safety representative, as applicable and, upon request, to an officer
of the Board.
For further information refer to Section 3.1 to 3.4 of the Regulation, and
Guideline G3.1 to G3.2, available on-line at www.worksafebc.com
For further information refer to WorkSafeBC Publication "How to Implement
a Formal Occupational Health & Safety Program", available on-line at
www.worksafebc.com
b) Incident Investigations
Section 173(1) of the Act requires that an employer must immediately
undertake an investigation into the cause of any accident or other
incident that:
(a) is required to be reported by section 172,
(b) resulted in injury to a worker requiring medical treatment,
(c) did not involve injury to a worker, or involved only minor injury not
requiring medical treatment, but had a potential for causing serious
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6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

injury to a worker, or
(d) was an incident required by regulation to be investigated.
Section 3.4 of the Regulation requires that an employer must ensure that
an incident investigation report, required by Division 10 of Part 3 of the
Workers Compensation Act, contains:
The place, date and time of the incident
The names and job titles of injured persons
The names of witnesses
A brief description of the incident
A statement of the sequence of events which preceded the incident
Identification of any unsafe conditions, acts or procedures which
contributed in any manner to the incident
Recommended corrective actions to prevent similar incidents
The names of the persons who investigated the incident
The investigators, per Section 174(1) of the Act, must:
Be knowledgeable about the type of work involved
Include the employer or a representative of the employer
Include a worker representative
The investigation process and outcome, per Section 174(2) of the Act, must:
Determine the cause or causes of the incident
Identification of any unsafe conditions, acts or procedures which
contributed in any manner to the incident
Recommend corrective action
The recommendations need to be clear and specific so that it is clearly
understood what action(s) will be taken.
Distribution of the incident investigation report, per Section 175(2) of
the Act, must include:
The joint committee or worker representative
The Board (WCB)
(see order #3 and 4)
c) Workplace Inspections
A key activity in the prevention of workplace incidents is the
identification of hazards to which workers may be exposed and contact.
The intent being to identify such hazards and take appropriate action to
prevent contact. To this regard the Occupational Health and Safety
Regulation requires that the employer ensure regular workplace inspections
are conducted.
----------------------------------------------------------------------2. Confined Space identification and requirements:
A confined space is an enclosed or partially enclosed area that is big
enough for a worker to enter. It is not designed for someone to work in
regularly, but workers may need to enter the confined space for tasks such
as inspection, cleaning, maintenance, and repair. A small opening or a
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6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

layout with obstructions can make entry and exit difficult and can
complicate rescue procedures.
It is vital to identify all confined spaces in any workplace. Examples of
confined spaces include tanks, silos, storage bins, process vessels,
pipelines, sewers, underground utility vaults, and vats in short, any
area that can have a confined atmosphere. (see order #5)
----------------------------------------------------------------------3. Working from heights requirement:
The employer must ensure that workers required to work from heights be
protected from a fall.
The hierarchy of fall protection consists of:
- guardrails
- fall restraint
- fall arrest
- procedures
Occupational Health & Safety Regulation 4.54 defines working from a height
as being an opening in a floor or along the open sides of stairs or a
ramp, landing, work platform, balcony, mezzanine, raised walkway or any
other area that a fall to a lower level could happen.
The employer is to ensure that the above mentioned areas accessible to
workers must have a guard or a guardrail installed.
A guard is described as a barrier and a guardrail consists of a top rail
102 cm to 112 cm (40 in to 44 in) above the work surface, and a midrail
located approximately midway between top rail and the work surface.
Occupational Health & Safety Regulation Section 4.55 identifies that a
guardrail must be installed if a raised floor is 122 cm (4 ft) or more
above the adjacent floor or grade level. (see order 1)
----------------------------------------------------------------------4. Machine Safeguarding requirements:
Occupational Health & Safety Regulation Section 12.2 requires the employer
to ensure that machinery and equipment is fitted with adequate safeguards
to protect workers from contact with hazardous power transmission parts
and to ensure that a worker cannot access a hazardous point of operation.
Occupational Health & Safety Regulation Section 12.3 requires the employer
to meet the CSA Standard Z432-94 for Safeguarding of Machinery.
The CSA Standard is available through the following web link:
http://ohsviewaccess.csa.ca/

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2013163210151
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

For further information refer to WorkSafeBC Publication "Safeguarding


Machinery and Equipment", available on-line at www.worksafebc.com
(see order 7)
----------------------------------------------------------------------5. Machine and equipment lockout requirements:
Lockout of energy isolating devices is required for all equipment and
machinery in the workplace. Written procedures are to be made available to
all workers required to work on the machinery or equipment. The procedures
must be equipment specific, not be generic in nature, and should identify
items such as specific lockout points for the various energy sources in
this workplace (e.g. electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, etc).
For further information refer to OHSR Sections 10.1 to 10.12, and OHSR
Guideline G10.3 to G10.11, available on-line at www.worksafebc.com
The WorkSafeBC publication "Lockouts" is also available on-line at
www.worksafebc.com. It discusses the Regulatory requirements and:
The importance of locking out machinery and equipment
The dangers of hazardous energy
When lockout is required
Basic and group lockout procedures
Employer and worker responsibilities for safe lockout
----------------------------------------------------------------------6. Respiratory program requirements:
As discussed with the employer a respirator program has been developed and
delivered to the employers workers at this work site which identifies the
selection, the process for fit testing fit testing and procedures for
workers to follow during the required work task.
----------------------------------------------------------------------7. Pesticide safety requirements:
Occupational Health & Safety Regulation Section 6.72 to 6.109 apply to any
workplace where pesticides are used, stored or handled. Under the Pest
Control Products Act (PCPA), there is a requirement for pesticides to be
registered with the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Health
Canada before they can be imported, manufactured, sold, or used in Canada.
The registered pesticide is assigned a PCP registration number. This
number, along with permitted uses, will appear on the product label.
It is the employers responsibility to ensure that a pesticide for use in
the workplace has been registered and labelled by the manufacturer in
accordance with the Pest Control Products Act (Canada) and the label and
MSDS (material safety data sheet) is readily available and has been
reviewed by the worker prior to mixing, loading and application to ensure
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Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

all safety precautions are followed.


A review of compensation claims has shown that about half of all
cases of occupational disease attributed to pesticides involved in mixing
and application. Safety must play a major role in every aspect of
pesticide use, from the proper choice of pesticides to their
transportation, storage, mixing, loading, application, and disposal.
Safety is also a key concern during re-entry to treated areas, equipment
maintenance, and emergency procedures.
(see order #8)
----------------------------------------------------------------------8. Exposure control plans requirements:
As discussed with the employer the employer has prepared and implemented
an exposure control plan which identifies the exposure hazards and the
development of written procedures and training of workers in the plan at
this work site.
----------------------------------------------------------------------9. Mobile equipment and ROPS (rollover protective structure) requirements:
At the time of this inspection it was determined that the employer does
not have any tractors of forklifts for use at this work place. How ever
the employer does have a bobcat used for the purpose of moving mushroom
compost. The bobcat is equipped with a FOPS (falling object protective
structure) which protect the operator from falling objects as a result of
the bucket. The employer must ensure that workers operating the bobcat use
the provided seat belt has identified in Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation Section 16.33.(1):
If mobile equipment has seat belt the operator must use the seat belt
whenever the equipment is in motion.
The employer will also need to ensure that operators are conducting a preshift inspection as identified in Occupational Health & Safety Regulation
16.34 Start of shift inspection:
The operator must inspect the equipment before the start of operation on
the shift and thereafter as required to ensure the safe operating
condition of the equipment.
----------------------------------------------------------------------10. First aid requirements:
The employer must provide for each workplace such equipment, supplies,
facilities, first aid attendants and services as are adequate and
appropriate for promptly rendering first aid to injured workers and
transporting injured workers to medical treatment. These requirements must
be no less than is required by Schedule 3-A. This employer has two current
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Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

level 1 first aid attendants to render first aid to injured workers at


this work site.
This employer is recognized as "Moderate" based on the assigned hazard
rating list. The employer would be required to review Schedule 3-A Minimum
Levels of First Aid and table 4:
This table applies to a workplace that an employer determines under
section 3.16 (2) (b) of the Regulation creates a moderate risk of injury
and that is 20 minutes or less surface travel time away from a hospital.
Procedures:
The employer must keep up-to-date written procedures for providing first
aid at the work site including the equipment, supplies, facilities, first
aid attendants, how to call for first aid, how the first aid attendant is
to respond to a call for first aid, the authority of the first aid
attendant over the treatment of injured workers. The procedure will also
need to identify the responsibility of the employer to report injuries to
the Board, who is to call for transportation for the injured worker, and
the method of transportation, prearranged routes in and out of the
workplace.
The employer must post the procedures conspicuously in suitable locations
throughout the workplace and ensure that the information is effectively
communicated to workers and first aiders alike. The employer did have a
copy of the site procedures posted in the mushroom barn next to the phone.
First Aid Records:
The employer must maintain at the workplace, in a form acceptable to the
Board, a record of all injuries and exposures to contaminants covered by
this Regulation that are reported or treated. First aid records must be
kept for at least 3 years, kept confidential and not disclosed except as
permitted by this Regulation or otherwise permitted by law.
At the time of this inspection the employer could not provide a copy of
these records or that the employer had established a process for recording
of this information. (See order # 6)
----------------------------------------------------------------------11. MSI (Musculoskeletal injuries) program requirements:
A review of claims shows MSI's account for a number of injuries sustained
at this workplace.
Section 4.47 of the Regulation requires that the employer must identify
factors in the workplace that may expose workers to a risk of
Musculoskeletal injury (MSI).
Risk factor identification is the first step in a process involving
identification, assessment, control, and evaluation. Section 4.49 of the
Regulation lists factors that must be considered during the risk
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Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

identification process. Risk identification will be conducted by persons


who are knowledgeable of work procedures, and the associated MSI risk
factors.
Section 4.53 requires that the joint occupational health and safety
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable, must
be consulted on risk identification.
----------------------------------------------------------------------12. Working alone requirements:
Working alone is defined as a worker may work in circumstances where
assistance would not be readily available to the worker in the event of an
emergency, in case a worker is injured or if the worker becomes ill.
Occupational Health & Safety Regulation Section 4.20.2, 4.21 and 4.22
require the employer to identify, develop procedures and ensure that all
are trained in the written procedure for checking the well-being of
workers required to work alone or in isolation.

----------------------------------------------------------------------13. Contractor safety requirements:


The employer has a responsibility as identified in the Workers
Compensation Act (WCA) to ensure the safety and coordination of
contractors hired to conduct work activities at this site.
Coordination at multiple-employer workplaces is identified as a workplace
where workers of 2 or more employers are working at the same time.
The prime contractor is identified in relation to a multiple-employer
workplace as the directing contractor, employer or other person who enters
into a written agreement with the owner of that workplace to be the prime
contractor for the purposes of this Part, or if there is no agreement
referred to in paragraph, the owner of the workplace. The prime contractor
of a multiple-employer workplace must ensure that the activities of
employers, workers and other persons at the workplace relating to
occupational health and safety are coordinated, and do everything that is
reasonably practicable to establish and maintain a system or process that
will ensure the safety of all at the workplace. Each employer of workers
at a multiple-employer workplace must give to the prime contractor the
name of the person the employer has designated to supervise the employer's
workers at that workplace.
----------------------------------------------------------------------14. New and young worker orientation and training requirements:
As discussed with this employer. The employer must ensure that before a
young or new worker begins work in a workplace, the young or new worker is
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Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

given health and safety orientation and training specific to that young or
new worker's workplace. The employer has and is providing new and young
workers with documented orientation and training at this work site.
The following topics must be included in the young or new worker's
orientation and training:
- the name and contact information for the supervisor;
- rights and responsibilities including the reporting of unsafe conditions
and the right to refuse unsafe work;
- workplace health and safety rules;
- hazards to which the worker may be exposed;
- working alone or in isolation;
- violence in the workplace;
- personal protective equipment;
- location of first aid facilities and means of summoning first aid and
reporting illnesses and injuries;
- emergency procedures;
- instruction and demonstration of work task;
- the employer's health and safety program;
- WHMIS information;
- contact information for the OHS committee or the worker health and
safety representative.
For further information refer to OHSR Sections 3.23, and OHSR
Guideline G3.23, available on-line at www.worksafebc.com
------------------------------------------------------------------------A post-inspection meeting was held with the employer. The issues and
orders noted in this inspection were discussed and the employer committed
to achieving full compliance.
Resources Provided to Employer
The employer was provided with the following reference materials:
A) Safeguarding machinery and equipment: general requirements
B) How to implement a formal Occupational Health and Safety Program
C) Lockout
D) Preventing Musculoskeletal injury
E) Small Business Primer, A guide to WorkSafe BC

WorkSafeBC has a wide range of health and safety information. For


questions regarding workplace health and safety, call toll free within BC
1-888-621-safe (7233) or visit our website at www.worksafebc.com
Any question or comments please contact.
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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210151
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Anna Billingsley
Occupational Safety Officer
Fraser Valley Region WorkSafeBC
Office 604 556 2052
Cell 778 808 1795
Fax 604 556 2077

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210151
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210151
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS3.3

The employer does not currently have a formalized health and safety
program (OHS program)as required by Occupational Health and Safety
regulations. I have visited several of this employer's workplaces and
important elements of an OHS program are not implemented. As evidence by
the absence of the following:
1. Confined Space risk assessment
5. Lock out procedure

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 3.3.
The occupational health and safety program must be designed to prevent
injuries and occupational diseases, and without limiting the generality of
the foregoing, the program must include:
(a) a statement of the employer's aims and the responsibilities of the
employer, supervisors and workers,
(b) provision for the regular inspection of premises, equipment, work
methods and work practices, at appropriate intervals, to ensure that
prompt action is undertaken to correct any hazardous conditions found,
(c) appropriate written instructions, available for reference by all
workers, to supplement this Occupational Health and Safety Regulation,
(d) provision for holding periodic management meetings for the purpose of
reviewing health and safety activities and incident trends, and for the
determination of necessary courses of action,
(e) provision for the prompt investigation of incidents to determine the
action necessary to prevent their recurrence,
(f) the maintenance of records and statistics, including reports of
inspections and incident investigations, with provision for making this
information available to the joint committee or worker health and safety
representative, as applicable and, upon request, to an officer, the union
representing the workers at the workplace or, if there is no union, the
workers at the workplace, and
(g) provision by the employer for the instruction and supervision of
workers in the safe performance of their work.
The employer must develop a formalized health and safety program and
implement it in all of the employer's work places.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210151
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
11

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Rose Hing

Rose Hing

TALKED TO WORKERS

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

1.25 hrs

0.5 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2013163210194


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

Mushroom picking platforms

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Jul 25, 2013

Jul 25, 2013

Jul 25, 2013

Email

THERE ARE THREE (3) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

Order/Item No.2

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS13.2(1)(a)

Order/Item No.3

Status: Outstanding

Cited: WCA194(1)

Notice of Compliance Required.


ORDER STATUS LEGEND
Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210194
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Based upon the violation(s) cited in this inspection report (and any previous relevant violations) WorkSafeBC has determined that
there are grounds for imposing an administrative penalty and/or OHS Citation. If WorkSafeBC decides to take further enforcement,
further information will be provided.
Comments issued on: Jul 25, 2013
A review of the order(s) cited in this inspection report has determined
that further enforcement action is not necessary at this time. This
decision relates only to this inspection date, location and order(s) noted
on this inspection report. A follow-up inspection may occur and/or a
Notice of Compliance document may be required to authenticate compliance
with the order(s) noted.
Issued on: 2013/07/25
On July 10, 2013 a meeting was held at the WorkSafeBC Abbotsford office
with the mushroom farm employers to review the three serious incidents
that occurred over the last several months in the mushroom growing
industry. Two of the incidents involved workers falling from height due
to the mushroom picking ladder system detaching from the railing system.
The third incident involved cable damage or wear.
Inspections of the picking ladder system involved in the three incidents
has determined that the employers do not have manufacturer instructions
and any standard the equipment is required to meet for the installation,
testing, repair and maintenance for the picking platform equipment and
therefore, are required to be specified by a professional engineer. In
addition, the picking platform does not meet the requirements of a
professional engineer.
FARSHA has carried out research to assist the mushroom farmers with
respect to the options that are available to achieve compliance with the
orders issued in this report.
With respect to the design of the picking ladder system the following
recommendations and comments are provided:
1. The employer is required to secure the platform with pins, otherwise
the platform is considered to be a suspended work platform and
Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) regulation 13.33 applies with respect
to the use of a personal fall protection system.
2. The employer may be required to consider alternatives to the platform
such as equipment already available on the market, such as a scissor lift.
3. The support system of the platform frame should restrict vertical
movement of frame (rollers) from rails attached to bed, prevent horizontal
movement of bottom of frame (outwards and away from beds), ensure fail
safe connection of frame to rail attached to mushroom beds, ensure
connections of rails to mushroom bed are rated for maximum load.
4. Design considerations for winch and wire rope system for a manually
moving platform should include winch rated and designed to support
personnel or the platform to be dogged in place and correctly sized wire
rope for winch and sheaves. In addition, determine maximum load for
platforms, guardrails and fixed ladder connections and ensure system is
designed for this load. Determine maximum platform load that can be
safely raised with the winch.
5. With respect to the frame requirements, design ladder using standard
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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210194
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

criteria (distance of ladder rungs, width of ladder) and use of corrosion


resistant materials.

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210194
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

The mushroom picking platform system is does not currently have


engineering documentation and several deficiencies were observed:
- The cable that supports the platform was observed with wear and damage.
- The crank system for the platform does not lock to prevent inadvertent
movement.
- The whole platform system does not lock on the top rail to secure the
platform from being dislodged.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 4.3(2)(b).
Unless otherwise specified by the Occupational Health and Safety
Regulation, the installation, inspection, testing, repair and maintenance
of a tool, machine or piece of equipment must be carried out
(a) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and any standard
the tool, machine or piece of equipment is required to meet, or
(b) as specified by a professional engineer.
The employer must provide engineering documentation for the mushroom
platform system.

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210194
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.2

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS13.2(1)(a)

The employer uses a mushroom picking ladder system (work platform) for
workers to pick mushrooms during the harvesting stage in the mushroom
growing barns. The work platform is a system of several components, for
example, ladder, winch, frame, wire rope, wire rope clips, track system,
guard rails and work platform that attach to the mushroom growing beds by
a system of rollers and rails. There is no applicable standard under
Occupation Health & Safety regulation 13.2 (1)(a) or (b) for this work
platform and the employer has not ensured that the platform meets the
requirements of a professional engineer.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Section 13.2(1)(a).
A ladder, window cleaner's belt or work platform must meet and be used in
accordance with the applicable CSA or ANSI standard in effect when the
equipment or structure was manufactured, except as otherwise determined by
the Board
Without delay, the employer shall engage in the services of a professional
engineer to ensure the picking work platform meet the requirements of a
professional engineer. The employer is referred to the inspection text
for more information.

Order/Item No.3

Status: Outstanding

Cited: WCA194(1)

You are required to notify the Board, in writing, of the steps to be taken
to correct the contraventions cited that require a 'Notice of Compliance'
[Decision Code will contain the letter N].
The Notice of Compliance shall be delivered to the nearest Board office by
August 16, 2013.
This order includes a requirement for a compliance report in accordance
with WCA section 194(1).

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210194
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
1

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Rose Hing

Rose Hing

N/A

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

1 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2013163210272


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

Follow farm inspection

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Jul 25, 2013

Sep 17, 2013

Oct 02, 2013

Email

THERE ARE FOUR (4) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1
2013163210194
Order/Item No.2
2013163210194
Order/Item No.3
2013163210194
Order/Item No.4

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS13.2(1)(a)

Status: Outstanding

Cited: WCA194(1)

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS13.2(1)(c)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210272
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Based upon the violation(s) cited in this inspection report (and any previous relevant violations) WorkSafeBC has determined that
there are grounds for imposing an administrative penalty and/or OHS Citation. If WorkSafeBC decides to take further enforcement,
further information will be provided.
Comments issued on: Oct 02, 2013
A review of the order(s) cited in this inspection report has determined
that further enforcement action is not necessary at this time. This
decision relates only to this inspection date, location and order(s) noted
on this inspection report. A follow-up inspection may occur and/or a
Notice of Compliance document may be required to authenticate compliance
with the order(s) noted.
Issued on: 2013/10/02
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance
with the order(s) noted.

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210272
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1
2013163210194

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

Progress towards compliance:


Oct 02, 2013 - The employer has engaged a professional engineer and is working towards
compliance.

Initiating order:
The mushroom picking platform system is does not currently have
engineering documentation and several deficiencies were observed:
- The cable that supports the platform was observed with wear and damage.
- The crank system for the platform does not lock to prevent inadvertent
movement.
- The whole platform system does not lock on the top rail to secure the
platform from being dislodged.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 4.3(2)(b).
Unless otherwise specified by the Occupational Health and Safety
Regulation, the installation, inspection, testing, repair and maintenance
of a tool, machine or piece of equipment must be carried out
(a) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and any standard
the tool, machine or piece of equipment is required to meet, or
(b) as specified by a professional engineer.
The employer must provide engineering documentation for the mushroom
platform system.

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210272
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.2
2013163210194

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS13.2(1)(a)

Progress towards compliance:


Oct 02, 2013 - This order has been rescinded as it is not correct. It has been replaced
by order OHS 13.2(1)(C).

Initiating order:
The employer uses a mushroom picking ladder system (work platform) for
workers to pick mushrooms during the harvesting stage in the mushroom
growing barns. The work platform is a system of several components, for
example, ladder, winch, frame, wire rope, wire rope clips, track system,
guard rails and work platform that attach to the mushroom growing beds by
a system of rollers and rails. There is no applicable standard under
Occupation Health & Safety regulation 13.2 (1)(a) or (b) for this work
platform and the employer has not ensured that the platform meets the
requirements of a professional engineer.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Section 13.2(1)(a).
A ladder, window cleaner's belt or work platform must meet and be used in
accordance with the applicable CSA or ANSI standard in effect when the
equipment or structure was manufactured, except as otherwise determined by
the Board
Without delay, the employer shall engage in the services of a professional
engineer to ensure the picking work platform meet the requirements of a
professional engineer. The employer is referred to the inspection text
for more information.

Order/Item No.3
2013163210194

Status: Outstanding

Cited: WCA194(1)

Progress towards compliance:


Oct 02, 2013 - The employer has engaged a profession engineer and submitted a compliance
plan but does not have dates as of yet of when the engineer will be
inspecting the mushroom picking platforms.

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210272
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
You are required to notify the Board, in writing, of the steps to be taken
to correct the contraventions cited that require a 'Notice of Compliance'
[Decision Code will contain the letter N].
The Notice of Compliance shall be delivered to the nearest Board office by
August 16, 2013.
This order includes a requirement for a compliance report in accordance
with WCA section 194(1).

Order/Item No.4

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS13.2(1)(c)

The employer has engaged a professional engineer.


The employer uses a mushroom picking ladder system (work platform) for
workers to pick mushrooms during the harvesting stage in the mushroom
growing barns. The work platform is a system of several components, for
example, ladder, winch, frame, wire rope, wire rope clips, track system,
guard rails and work platform that attach to the mushroom growing beds by
a system of rollers and rails. There is no applicable standard under
Occupation Health & Safety regulation 13.2 (1)(a) or (b) for this work
platform and the employer has not ensured that the platform meets the
requirements of a professional engineer.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Section 13.2(1)(c).
A ladder, window cleaner's belt or work platform must meet and be used in
accordance with (c) if there is no applicable standard under paragraphs
(a) or (b), the requirements of a professional engineer.
Without delay, the employer shall engage in the services of a professional
engineer to ensure the picking work platform meet the requirements of a
professional engineer. The employer is referred to the inspection text
for more information.

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210272
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
1

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Diane Quanch

Diane Quanch

N/A

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

1.5 hrs

0.5 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2013163210356


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

Follow up by email

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Sep 17, 2013

Nov 13, 2013

Nov 13, 2013

Email

THERE ARE TWO (2) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1
2013163210194
Order/Item No.2
2013163210194
Order/Item No.3
2013163210194
Order/Item No.4
2013163210272

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

Status: Rescinded

Cited: OHS13.2(1)(a)

Status: Complied

Cited: WCA194(1)

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS13.2(1)(c)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210356
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Based upon the violation(s) cited in this inspection report (and any previous relevant violations) WorkSafeBC has determined that
there are grounds for imposing an administrative penalty and/or OHS Citation. If WorkSafeBC decides to take further enforcement,
further information will be provided.
Issued on: 2013/11/13
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance
with the order(s) noted.

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210356
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1
2013163210194

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

Progress towards compliance:


Nov 13, 2013 - Roos Engineering has provided a structural review report to the employer
with the following content.
- Initial site review and assessment( Locking mechanism for platform
assemblies, handrails require to be secure and additional arm on ladder
side)
1. Notice (Daily Checklist and proper use of Platform Apparatus)
2. Crosby Clamp Specifications
3. Samples of Safety Clips
4. Safety Meeting Record
5. WorkSafe BC - Safe Ladder Use
6. WorkSafe BC - Setting up a ladder

Oct 02, 2013 - The employer has engaged a professional engineer and is working towards
compliance.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210356
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
The mushroom picking platform system is does not currently have
engineering documentation and several deficiencies were observed:
- The cable that supports the platform was observed with wear and damage.
- The crank system for the platform does not lock to prevent inadvertent
movement.
- The whole platform system does not lock on the top rail to secure the
platform from being dislodged.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 4.3(2)(b).
Unless otherwise specified by the Occupational Health and Safety
Regulation, the installation, inspection, testing, repair and maintenance
of a tool, machine or piece of equipment must be carried out
(a) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and any standard
the tool, machine or piece of equipment is required to meet, or
(b) as specified by a professional engineer.
The employer must provide engineering documentation for the mushroom
platform system.

Order/Item No.2
2013163210194

Status: Rescinded

Cited: OHS13.2(1)(a)

Progress towards compliance:


Nov 13, 2013 - Order OHS13.2(1)(a) was written in error. Order OHS 13.2(1)(c) has
replaced OHS 13.2(1)(a). It is expected that the employer will provide
documentation that will signify that compliance has been achieved.

Oct 02, 2013 - This order has been rescinded as it is not correct. It has been replaced
by order OHS 13.2(1)(C).

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210356
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
The employer uses a mushroom picking ladder system (work platform) for
workers to pick mushrooms during the harvesting stage in the mushroom
growing barns. The work platform is a system of several components, for
example, ladder, winch, frame, wire rope, wire rope clips, track system,
guard rails and work platform that attach to the mushroom growing beds by
a system of rollers and rails. There is no applicable standard under
Occupation Health & Safety regulation 13.2 (1)(a) or (b) for this work
platform and the employer has not ensured that the platform meets the
requirements of a professional engineer.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Section 13.2(1)(a).
A ladder, window cleaner's belt or work platform must meet and be used in
accordance with the applicable CSA or ANSI standard in effect when the
equipment or structure was manufactured, except as otherwise determined by
the Board
Without delay, the employer shall engage in the services of a professional
engineer to ensure the picking work platform meet the requirements of a
professional engineer. The employer is referred to the inspection text
for more information.

Order/Item No.3
2013163210194

Status: Complied

Cited: WCA194(1)

Progress towards compliance:


Nov 13, 2013 - The employer has submitted a compliance plan for intern measure of the
picking platform, while the engineer is working towards compliance.

Oct 02, 2013 - The employer has engaged a profession engineer and submitted a compliance
plan but does not have dates as of yet of when the engineer will be
inspecting the mushroom picking platforms.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210356
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
You are required to notify the Board, in writing, of the steps to be taken
to correct the contraventions cited that require a 'Notice of Compliance'
[Decision Code will contain the letter N].
The Notice of Compliance shall be delivered to the nearest Board office by
August 16, 2013.
This order includes a requirement for a compliance report in accordance
with WCA section 194(1).

Order/Item No.4
2013163210272

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS13.2(1)(c)

Progress towards compliance:


Nov 13, 2013 - Roos Engineering has provided a structural review report to the employer
with the following content.
- Initial site review and assessment( Locking mechanism for platform
assemblies, handrails require to be secure and additional arm on ladder
side)
1. Notice (Daily Checklist and proper use of Platform Apparatus)
2. Crosby Clamp Specifications
3. Samples of Safety Clips
4. Safety Meeting Record
5. WorkSafe BC - Safe Ladder Use
6. WorkSafe BC - Setting up a ladder

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210356
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
The employer has engaged a professional engineer.
The employer uses a mushroom picking ladder system (work platform) for
workers to pick mushrooms during the harvesting stage in the mushroom
growing barns. The work platform is a system of several components, for
example, ladder, winch, frame, wire rope, wire rope clips, track system,
guard rails and work platform that attach to the mushroom growing beds by
a system of rollers and rails. There is no applicable standard under
Occupation Health & Safety regulation 13.2 (1)(a) or (b) for this work
platform and the employer has not ensured that the platform meets the
requirements of a professional engineer.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Section 13.2(1)(c).
A ladder, window cleaner's belt or work platform must meet and be used in
accordance with (c) if there is no applicable standard under paragraphs
(a) or (b), the requirements of a professional engineer.
Without delay, the employer shall engage in the services of a professional
engineer to ensure the picking work platform meet the requirements of a
professional engineer. The employer is referred to the inspection text
for more information.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210356
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
1

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Rose Hing

Diane Quanch

N/A

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0.75 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2013163210395


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

Engineering documentation

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Sep 17, 2013

Dec 18, 2013

Dec 18, 2013

Email

THERE ARE TWO (2) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1
2013163210194
Order/Item No.4
2013163210272

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS13.2(1)(c)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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2013163210395
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Based upon the violation(s) cited in this inspection report (and any previous relevant violations) WorkSafeBC has determined that
there are grounds for imposing an administrative penalty and/or OHS Citation. If WorkSafeBC decides to take further enforcement,
further information will be provided.
Issued on: 2013/12/18
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance
with the order(s) noted.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210395
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1
2013163210194

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

Progress towards compliance:


Dec 18, 2013 - The engineer has submitted a structural review report with noted
deficiencies for the employer to repair and to have the system certified
no later than the end of January.
- Install 2"x2"x1/4" angle bracket under rail for support at all columns.
- A stabilizing splice plate is to be inserted at the joint of the rail
sections where a smooth transition is not present. If the ladder frames
rolls smoothly over the joint and there is no disruption to the joint a
splice plate to stabilize the joint is not required.
- Ensure all lag screws are at least one inch to the edge of the wood.
- Ensure all lag screws and bolts are in good condition, exhibiting no
signs of corrosion or movement. If lag screws and/or bolts are corroded,
damaged or exhibit any movement, replace with minimum 1/2 diameter or
greater, galvanized lag screws or at least one size larger than the one
removed, whichever is greater. Keep all bolts / lag screws that have been
review by engineer.
- Ensure all rails are clear of debris, and obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure bolted / screwed connections on the ladder frames have good
connections and are free of cored or damaged parts.
- Ensure no other obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure all bolts are in good condition (no rust). If bolts are rusted /
damaged, replace with new stainless steel bolt on size larger than
existing bolt or alternatively replace with a stainless steel thru bolt.
- Some of the ladder frames on the farm are iron with a 2" flat bar
instead of a 1 1/2" x 1/2" HSS. This may require an adjustment of the
connection for the locking device design.
This order has been date extended to January 31, 2014

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210395
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Nov 13, 2013 - Roos Engineering has provided a structural review report to the employer
with the following content.
- Initial site review and assessment( Locking mechanism for platform
assemblies, handrails require to be secure and additional arm on ladder
side)
1. Notice (Daily Checklist and proper use of Platform Apparatus)
2. Crosby Clamp Specifications
3. Samples of Safety Clips
4. Safety Meeting Record
5. WorkSafe BC - Safe Ladder Use
6. WorkSafe BC - Setting up a ladder

Oct 02, 2013 - The employer has engaged a professional engineer and is working towards
compliance.

Initiating order:
The mushroom picking platform system is does not currently have
engineering documentation and several deficiencies were observed:
- The cable that supports the platform was observed with wear and damage.
- The crank system for the platform does not lock to prevent inadvertent
movement.
- The whole platform system does not lock on the top rail to secure the
platform from being dislodged.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 4.3(2)(b).
Unless otherwise specified by the Occupational Health and Safety
Regulation, the installation, inspection, testing, repair and maintenance
of a tool, machine or piece of equipment must be carried out
(a) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and any standard
the tool, machine or piece of equipment is required to meet, or
(b) as specified by a professional engineer.
The employer must provide engineering documentation for the mushroom
platform system.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210395
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.4
2013163210272

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS13.2(1)(c)

Progress towards compliance:


Dec 18, 2013 - The engineer has submitted a structural review report with noted
deficiencies for the employer to repair and to have the system certified
no later than the end of January.
- Install 2"x2"x1/4" angle bracket under rail for support at all columns.
- A stabilizing splice plate is to be inserted at the joint of the rail
sections where a smooth transition is not present. If the ladder frames
rolls smoothly over the joint and there is no disruption to the joint a
splice plate to stabilize the joint is not required.
- Ensure all lag screws are at least one inch to the edge of the wood.
- Ensure all lag screws and bolts are in good condition, exhibiting no
signs of corrosion or movement. If lag screws and/or bolts are corroded,
damaged or exhibit any movement, replace with minimum 1/2 diameter or
greater, galvanized lag screws or at least one size larger than the one
removed, whichever is greater. Keep all bolts / lag screws that have been
review by engineer.
- Ensure all rails are clear of debris, and obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure bolted / screwed connections on the ladder frames have good
connections and are free of cored or damaged parts.
- Ensure no other obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure all bolts are in good condition (no rust). If bolts are rusted /
damaged, replace with new stainless steel bolt on size larger than
existing bolt or alternatively replace with a stainless steel thru bolt.
- Some of the ladder frames on the farm are iron with a 2" flat bar
instead of a 1 1/2" x 1/2" HSS. This may require an adjustment of the
connection for the locking device design.
This order has been date extended to January 31, 2014

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210395
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Nov 13, 2013 - Roos Engineering has provided a structural review report to the employer
with the following content.
- Initial site review and assessment( Locking mechanism for platform
assemblies, handrails require to be secure and additional arm on ladder
side)
1. Notice (Daily Checklist and proper use of Platform Apparatus)
2. Crosby Clamp Specifications
3. Samples of Safety Clips
4. Safety Meeting Record
5. WorkSafe BC - Safe Ladder Use
6. WorkSafe BC - Setting up a ladder

Initiating order:
The employer has engaged a professional engineer.
The employer uses a mushroom picking ladder system (work platform) for
workers to pick mushrooms during the harvesting stage in the mushroom
growing barns. The work platform is a system of several components, for
example, ladder, winch, frame, wire rope, wire rope clips, track system,
guard rails and work platform that attach to the mushroom growing beds by
a system of rollers and rails. There is no applicable standard under
Occupation Health & Safety regulation 13.2 (1)(a) or (b) for this work
platform and the employer has not ensured that the platform meets the
requirements of a professional engineer.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Section 13.2(1)(c).
A ladder, window cleaner's belt or work platform must meet and be used in
accordance with (c) if there is no applicable standard under paragraphs
(a) or (b), the requirements of a professional engineer.
Without delay, the employer shall engage in the services of a professional
engineer to ensure the picking work platform meet the requirements of a
professional engineer. The employer is referred to the inspection text
for more information.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2013163210395
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
1

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Rose Hing

N/A

Roos Engineering

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0.5 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2014163210002


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

Follow farm inspection

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Jun 19, 2013

Jan 06, 2014

Jan 21, 2014

Email

THERE ARE TWO (2) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1
2013163210151
Order/Item No.1
2013163210194
Order/Item No.4
2013163210272

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS3.3

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

Status: Rescinded

Cited: OHS13.2(1)(c)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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2014163210002
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
Issued on: 2014/01/21
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance
with the order(s) noted.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210002
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1
2013163210151

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS3.3

Progress towards compliance:


Jan 21, 2014 - The employer is currently working on their health and safety program. This
order has been date extended to January 31, 2014.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210002
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
The employer does not currently have a formalized health and safety
program (OHS program)as required by Occupational Health and Safety
regulations. I have visited several of this employer's workplaces and
important elements of an OHS program are not implemented. As evidence by
the absence of the following:
1. Confined Space risk assessment
5. Lock out procedure

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 3.3.
The occupational health and safety program must be designed to prevent
injuries and occupational diseases, and without limiting the generality of
the foregoing, the program must include:
(a) a statement of the employer's aims and the responsibilities of the
employer, supervisors and workers,
(b) provision for the regular inspection of premises, equipment, work
methods and work practices, at appropriate intervals, to ensure that
prompt action is undertaken to correct any hazardous conditions found,
(c) appropriate written instructions, available for reference by all
workers, to supplement this Occupational Health and Safety Regulation,
(d) provision for holding periodic management meetings for the purpose of
reviewing health and safety activities and incident trends, and for the
determination of necessary courses of action,
(e) provision for the prompt investigation of incidents to determine the
action necessary to prevent their recurrence,
(f) the maintenance of records and statistics, including reports of
inspections and incident investigations, with provision for making this
information available to the joint committee or worker health and safety
representative, as applicable and, upon request, to an officer, the union
representing the workers at the workplace or, if there is no union, the
workers at the workplace, and
(g) provision by the employer for the instruction and supervision of
workers in the safe performance of their work.
The employer must develop a formalized health and safety program and
implement it in all of the employer's work places.

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2014163210002
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1
2013163210194

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

Progress towards compliance:


Jan 21, 2014 - The employer has engaged a consulting engineering firm (Roos Engineering)
to provide engineering opinion on the design and repair of the mushroom
picking ladder and cart assembly. Currently the engineering firm has
provided information to the employer that should enable the employer to
completed repairs to the equipment. The locking mechanism is required for
the platform and has been ordered from the supplier and it is expected
that this will be received at the end of January, 2014. It is expected
that the engineering firm will inspect both parts of the equipment and
issue a signed and sealed professional engineering certificate that the
equipment is safe to operate. The engineering firm expect that this
certificate will be completed mid February 2014.

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2014163210002
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Dec 18, 2013 - The engineer has submitted a structural review report with noted
deficiencies for the employer to repair and to have the system certified
no later than the end of January.
- Install 2"x2"x1/4" angle bracket under rail for support at all columns.
- A stabilizing splice plate is to be inserted at the joint of the rail
sections where a smooth transition is not present. If the ladder frames
rolls smoothly over the joint and there is no disruption to the joint a
splice plate to stabilize the joint is not required.
- Ensure all lag screws are at least one inch to the edge of the wood.
- Ensure all lag screws and bolts are in good condition, exhibiting no
signs of corrosion or movement. If lag screws and/or bolts are corroded,
damaged or exhibit any movement, replace with minimum 1/2 diameter or
greater, galvanized lag screws or at least one size larger than the one
removed, whichever is greater. Keep all bolts / lag screws that have been
review by engineer.
- Ensure all rails are clear of debris, and obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure bolted / screwed connections on the ladder frames have good
connections and are free of cored or damaged parts.
- Ensure no other obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure all bolts are in good condition (no rust). If bolts are rusted /
damaged, replace with new stainless steel bolt on size larger than
existing bolt or alternatively replace with a stainless steel thru bolt.
- Some of the ladder frames on the farm are iron with a 2" flat bar
instead of a 1 1/2" x 1/2" HSS. This may require an adjustment of the
connection for the locking device design.
This order has been date extended to January 31, 2014

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210002
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Nov 13, 2013 - Roos Engineering has provided a structural review report to the employer
with the following content.
- Initial site review and assessment( Locking mechanism for platform
assemblies, handrails require to be secure and additional arm on ladder
side)
1. Notice (Daily Checklist and proper use of Platform Apparatus)
2. Crosby Clamp Specifications
3. Samples of Safety Clips
4. Safety Meeting Record
5. WorkSafe BC - Safe Ladder Use
6. WorkSafe BC - Setting up a ladder

Oct 02, 2013 - The employer has engaged a professional engineer and is working towards
compliance.

Initiating order:
The mushroom picking platform system is does not currently have
engineering documentation and several deficiencies were observed:
- The cable that supports the platform was observed with wear and damage.
- The crank system for the platform does not lock to prevent inadvertent
movement.
- The whole platform system does not lock on the top rail to secure the
platform from being dislodged.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 4.3(2)(b).
Unless otherwise specified by the Occupational Health and Safety
Regulation, the installation, inspection, testing, repair and maintenance
of a tool, machine or piece of equipment must be carried out
(a) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and any standard
the tool, machine or piece of equipment is required to meet, or
(b) as specified by a professional engineer.
The employer must provide engineering documentation for the mushroom
platform system.

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2014163210002
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.4
2013163210272

Status: Rescinded

Cited: OHS13.2(1)(c)

Progress towards compliance:


Jan 21, 2014 - The employer has engaged a consulting engineering firm (Roos Engineering)
to provide engineering opinion on the design and repair of the mushroom
picking ladder and cart assembly. Currently the engineering firm has
provided information to the employer that should enable the employer to
completed repairs to the equipment. The locking mechanism is required for
the platform and has been ordered from the supplier and it is expected
that this will be received at the end of January, 2014. It is expected
that the engineering firm will inspect both parts of the equipment and
issue a signed and sealed professional engineering certificate that the
equipment is safe to operate. The engineering firm expect that this
certificate will be completed mid February 2014.
This order was issued in error as the WorkSafeBC process does not allow a
follow-up order to be issued on the initial document. For that reason
Inspection Report 2013163210272 containing a follow-up order OHSR
13.2(1)c will be rescinded and replaced with a new Inspection Report
citing the employer for violating the noted Regulation. Given that the
Board was in error this new Inspection Report and any order that appear on
that document will not be considered repeat violation.

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2014163210002
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Dec 18, 2013 - The engineer has submitted a structural review report with noted
deficiencies for the employer to repair and to have the system certified
no later than the end of January.
- Install 2"x2"x1/4" angle bracket under rail for support at all columns.
- A stabilizing splice plate is to be inserted at the joint of the rail
sections where a smooth transition is not present. If the ladder frames
rolls smoothly over the joint and there is no disruption to the joint a
splice plate to stabilize the joint is not required.
- Ensure all lag screws are at least one inch to the edge of the wood.
- Ensure all lag screws and bolts are in good condition, exhibiting no
signs of corrosion or movement. If lag screws and/or bolts are corroded,
damaged or exhibit any movement, replace with minimum 1/2 diameter or
greater, galvanized lag screws or at least one size larger than the one
removed, whichever is greater. Keep all bolts / lag screws that have been
review by engineer.
- Ensure all rails are clear of debris, and obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure bolted / screwed connections on the ladder frames have good
connections and are free of cored or damaged parts.
- Ensure no other obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure all bolts are in good condition (no rust). If bolts are rusted /
damaged, replace with new stainless steel bolt on size larger than
existing bolt or alternatively replace with a stainless steel thru bolt.
- Some of the ladder frames on the farm are iron with a 2" flat bar
instead of a 1 1/2" x 1/2" HSS. This may require an adjustment of the
connection for the locking device design.
This order has been date extended to January 31, 2014

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2014163210002
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Nov 13, 2013 - Roos Engineering has provided a structural review report to the employer
with the following content.
- Initial site review and assessment( Locking mechanism for platform
assemblies, handrails require to be secure and additional arm on ladder
side)
1. Notice (Daily Checklist and proper use of Platform Apparatus)
2. Crosby Clamp Specifications
3. Samples of Safety Clips
4. Safety Meeting Record
5. WorkSafe BC - Safe Ladder Use
6. WorkSafe BC - Setting up a ladder

Initiating order:
The employer has engaged a professional engineer.
The employer uses a mushroom picking ladder system (work platform) for
workers to pick mushrooms during the harvesting stage in the mushroom
growing barns. The work platform is a system of several components, for
example, ladder, winch, frame, wire rope, wire rope clips, track system,
guard rails and work platform that attach to the mushroom growing beds by
a system of rollers and rails. There is no applicable standard under
Occupation Health & Safety regulation 13.2 (1)(a) or (b) for this work
platform and the employer has not ensured that the platform meets the
requirements of a professional engineer.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Section 13.2(1)(c).
A ladder, window cleaner's belt or work platform must meet and be used in
accordance with (c) if there is no applicable standard under paragraphs
(a) or (b), the requirements of a professional engineer.
Without delay, the employer shall engage in the services of a professional
engineer to ensure the picking work platform meet the requirements of a
professional engineer. The employer is referred to the inspection text
for more information.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210002
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
1

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Diane Quach

Diane Quach

N/A

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0.25 hrs

0.25 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2014163210019


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC

Ladder system manual

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Jul 25, 2013

Feb 04, 2014

Feb 04, 2014

Email

THERE IS ONE (1) ORDER OR OTHER ITEM OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1
2013163210194

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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2014163210019
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Based upon the violation(s) cited in this inspection report (and any previous relevant violations) WorkSafeBC has determined that
there are grounds for imposing an administrative penalty and/or OHS Citation. If WorkSafeBC decides to take further enforcement,
further information will be provided.
Issued on: 2014/02/04
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance
with the order(s) noted.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210019
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1
2013163210194

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

Progress towards compliance:


Feb 04, 2014 - The engineering company (Roos Engineering) has sent a draft copy of the
Mushroom Picking Platform and Portable Ladders - Operating and Maintenance
Manual for the employer.

Jan 21, 2014 - The employer has engaged a consulting engineering firm (Roos Engineering)
to provide engineering opinion on the design and repair of the mushroom
picking ladder and cart assembly. Currently the engineering firm has
provided information to the employer that should enable the employer to
completed repairs to the equipment. The locking mechanism is required for
the platform and has been ordered from the supplier and it is expected
that this will be received at the end of January, 2014. It is expected
that the engineering firm will inspect both parts of the equipment and
issue a signed and sealed professional engineering certificate that the
equipment is safe to operate. The engineering firm expect that this
certificate will be completed mid February 2014.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210019
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Dec 18, 2013 - The engineer has submitted a structural review report with noted
deficiencies for the employer to repair and to have the system certified
no later than the end of January.
- Install 2"x2"x1/4" angle bracket under rail for support at all columns.
- A stabilizing splice plate is to be inserted at the joint of the rail
sections where a smooth transition is not present. If the ladder frames
rolls smoothly over the joint and there is no disruption to the joint a
splice plate to stabilize the joint is not required.
- Ensure all lag screws are at least one inch to the edge of the wood.
- Ensure all lag screws and bolts are in good condition, exhibiting no
signs of corrosion or movement. If lag screws and/or bolts are corroded,
damaged or exhibit any movement, replace with minimum 1/2 diameter or
greater, galvanized lag screws or at least one size larger than the one
removed, whichever is greater. Keep all bolts / lag screws that have been
review by engineer.
- Ensure all rails are clear of debris, and obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure bolted / screwed connections on the ladder frames have good
connections and are free of cored or damaged parts.
- Ensure no other obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure all bolts are in good condition (no rust). If bolts are rusted /
damaged, replace with new stainless steel bolt on size larger than
existing bolt or alternatively replace with a stainless steel thru bolt.
- Some of the ladder frames on the farm are iron with a 2" flat bar
instead of a 1 1/2" x 1/2" HSS. This may require an adjustment of the
connection for the locking device design.
This order has been date extended to January 31, 2014

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210019
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Nov 13, 2013 - Roos Engineering has provided a structural review report to the employer
with the following content.
- Initial site review and assessment( Locking mechanism for platform
assemblies, handrails require to be secure and additional arm on ladder
side)
1. Notice (Daily Checklist and proper use of Platform Apparatus)
2. Crosby Clamp Specifications
3. Samples of Safety Clips
4. Safety Meeting Record
5. WorkSafe BC - Safe Ladder Use
6. WorkSafe BC - Setting up a ladder

Oct 02, 2013 - The employer has engaged a professional engineer and is working towards
compliance.

Initiating order:
The mushroom picking platform system is does not currently have
engineering documentation and several deficiencies were observed:
- The cable that supports the platform was observed with wear and damage.
- The crank system for the platform does not lock to prevent inadvertent
movement.
- The whole platform system does not lock on the top rail to secure the
platform from being dislodged.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 4.3(2)(b).
Unless otherwise specified by the Occupational Health and Safety
Regulation, the installation, inspection, testing, repair and maintenance
of a tool, machine or piece of equipment must be carried out
(a) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and any standard
the tool, machine or piece of equipment is required to meet, or
(b) as specified by a professional engineer.
The employer must provide engineering documentation for the mushroom
platform system.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210019
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
1

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Diane Quach

N/A

Roos Engineering

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0.25 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2014163210034


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Jul 25, 2013

Mar 14, 2014

Mar 14, 2014

Email

THERE IS ONE (1) ORDER OR OTHER ITEM OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1
2013163210194

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210034
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Based upon the violation(s) cited in this inspection report (and any previous relevant violations) WorkSafeBC has determined that
there are grounds for imposing an administrative penalty and/or OHS Citation. If WorkSafeBC decides to take further enforcement,
further information will be provided.
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance with the order(s) noted.
The employer is continuing to work towards achieving compliance. A follow up inspection will be conducted in the future to verify
compliance.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210034
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1
2013163210194

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

Progress towards compliance:


Mar 14, 2014 - The locking mechanism was being distributed to the farms and it was discovered that a serious fabrication error
had been made that caused the handle of the pin device to interfere with the winch operation. Finding that the issue resided with
the fabricator inverting the original drawing, which in turn, resulted with the handle located at the top of the mechanism rather
than the bottom as designed. There were 300 devices recalled for prefabrication, and the location of the pin for the remaining 900
devices was able to be altered to correct the error.
This recall has now cause a delay for Roos Engineering to do the Certifications.
This order has been date extended to March 31, 2014.
Feb 04, 2014 - The engineering company (Roos Engineering) has sent a draft copy of the
Mushroom Picking Platform and Portable Ladders - Operating and Maintenance
Manual for the employer.

Jan 21, 2014 - The employer has engaged a consulting engineering firm (Roos Engineering)
to provide engineering opinion on the design and repair of the mushroom
picking ladder and cart assembly. Currently the engineering firm has
provided information to the employer that should enable the employer to
completed repairs to the equipment. The locking mechanism is required for
the platform and has been ordered from the supplier and it is expected
that this will be received at the end of January, 2014. It is expected
that the engineering firm will inspect both parts of the equipment and
issue a signed and sealed professional engineering certificate that the
equipment is safe to operate. The engineering firm expect that this
certificate will be completed mid February 2014.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210034
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Dec 18, 2013 - The engineer has submitted a structural review report with noted
deficiencies for the employer to repair and to have the system certified
no later than the end of January.
- Install 2"x2"x1/4" angle bracket under rail for support at all columns.
- A stabilizing splice plate is to be inserted at the joint of the rail
sections where a smooth transition is not present. If the ladder frames
rolls smoothly over the joint and there is no disruption to the joint a
splice plate to stabilize the joint is not required.
- Ensure all lag screws are at least one inch to the edge of the wood.
- Ensure all lag screws and bolts are in good condition, exhibiting no
signs of corrosion or movement. If lag screws and/or bolts are corroded,
damaged or exhibit any movement, replace with minimum 1/2 diameter or
greater, galvanized lag screws or at least one size larger than the one
removed, whichever is greater. Keep all bolts / lag screws that have been
review by engineer.
- Ensure all rails are clear of debris, and obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure bolted / screwed connections on the ladder frames have good
connections and are free of cored or damaged parts.
- Ensure no other obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure all bolts are in good condition (no rust). If bolts are rusted /
damaged, replace with new stainless steel bolt on size larger than
existing bolt or alternatively replace with a stainless steel thru bolt.
- Some of the ladder frames on the farm are iron with a 2" flat bar
instead of a 1 1/2" x 1/2" HSS. This may require an adjustment of the
connection for the locking device design.
This order has been date extended to January 31, 2014

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210034
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Nov 13, 2013 - Roos Engineering has provided a structural review report to the employer
with the following content.
- Initial site review and assessment( Locking mechanism for platform
assemblies, handrails require to be secure and additional arm on ladder
side)
1. Notice (Daily Checklist and proper use of Platform Apparatus)
2. Crosby Clamp Specifications
3. Samples of Safety Clips
4. Safety Meeting Record
5. WorkSafe BC - Safe Ladder Use
6. WorkSafe BC - Setting up a ladder

Oct 02, 2013 - The employer has engaged a professional engineer and is working towards
compliance.

Initiating order:
The mushroom picking platform system is does not currently have
engineering documentation and several deficiencies were observed:
- The cable that supports the platform was observed with wear and damage.
- The crank system for the platform does not lock to prevent inadvertent
movement.
- The whole platform system does not lock on the top rail to secure the
platform from being dislodged.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 4.3(2)(b).
Unless otherwise specified by the Occupational Health and Safety
Regulation, the installation, inspection, testing, repair and maintenance
of a tool, machine or piece of equipment must be carried out
(a) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and any standard
the tool, machine or piece of equipment is required to meet, or
(b) as specified by a professional engineer.
The employer must provide engineering documentation for the mushroom
platform system.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210034
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
1

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Diane Quach

Diane Quach

N/A N/A

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0.5 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2014163210067


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Jul 25, 2013

May 22, 2014

May 23, 2014

In Person

THERE IS ONE (1) ORDER OR OTHER ITEM OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1
2013163210194

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210067
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Based upon the violation(s) cited in this inspection report (and any previous relevant violations) WorkSafeBC has determined that
there are grounds for imposing an administrative penalty and/or OHS Citation. If WorkSafeBC decides to take further enforcement,
further information will be provided.
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance with the order(s) noted.
At the time of this inspection there was work activity observed in the mushroom growing barn. There was mushroom harvesting
and multiple workers were using the mushroom ladder picking systems (work platforms) at the time of this inspection.
In room 13 - I observed eight (8) ladder frames, all attached to the rail system of the mushroom beds and 6 ladder systems where
observed without the required locking mechanism to secure the work platform to the ladder frame to prevent a worker falling from
height as identified in the engineers structural review report No 1.
In room 10 - I observed nine (9) ladder frames, all attached to the rail system of the mushroom beds and 5 ladder systems where
observed without the required locking mechanism to secure the work platform to the ladder frame to prevent a worker falling from
height as identified in the engineers structural review report No 1.
In room 5 - I observed thirteen (13) ladder frames, all attached to the rail system of the mushroom beds and 10 ladder systems
where observed without the required locking mechanism to secure the work platform to the ladder frame to prevent a worker falling
from height as identified in the engineers structural review report No 1.
In room 4 - I observed nine (9) ladder frames, all attached to the rail system of the mushroom beds and 7 ladder systems where
observed without the required locking mechanism to secure the work platform to the ladder frame to prevent a worker falling from
height as identified in the engineers structural review report No 1.
The worker representatives conducting the inspection with Officer Anna Billingsley and SRO Carol-Anne Boufford was asked if the
locking mechanism would be installed prior to the next mushroom harvesting shift, they answered, they could.
Based on the evidence gathered during this site inspection, this officer directed the worker representative and the employer not to
allow workers to use the work platforms until the employers engineer can inspect them to ensure they are safe to use by workers.
The worker and employer representative acknowledged this.
A meeting was held with the owner at approximately 12:30 pm where I stated that the platforms at this site could not be used until
the employers engineer could inspect them to determine if they are safe to use. This direction was also give to the Human
Resources Manager and that a Stop Use Order would be issued on this site as well with respect to the work platforms.
Prior to conducting this inspection the following precautions were undertaken; by Officer Anna Billingsley and SRO Carol-Anne
Boufford:
- Application of 2% Virkon solution to safety boots prior to entering work site.
- Followed the required bio-security precautions as set out by this mushroom farming operation and the request of the employer.
WorkSafeBC has a wide range of health and safety information. For questions regarding workplace health and safety, call toll free
within BC1-888-621-safe (7233) or visit our website at www.worksafebc.com
Any question or comments please contact.
Anna Billingsley
Occupational Safety Officer
WorkSafeBC
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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210067
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Abbotsford, BC
Office 604 556-2052
Cell 778 808 1795
Fax 604 556 2077
A review of the order(s) in this inspection report has determined that further enforcement action may be appropriate. Further
notification will be provided on an update of this inspection report.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210067
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1
2013163210194

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

Progress towards compliance:


May 26, 2014 - I observed the mushroom ladder picking systems (work platforms) at this mushroom growing facility not installed,
inspected, and repaired as specified by a professional engineer. For example;The employer did not address the following critical
deficiencies:the locking mechanisms have not been installed, and the employer has not had the mushroom ladder picking
systems (work platforms) inspected by the engineer as specified in the engineers structural review report No.1.
Workers were observed on the mushroom picking platforms without locking mechanisms installed.
Workers were observed on mushroom picking platforms with locking mechanisms installed on the picking platform, however, not
engaged. This was due to the fact that the holes in the frame did not go below approximately 5 feet.
Some cables were observed frayed and in one case installed incorrectly on the winch.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
Pursuant to section 190(1) of the Workers Compensation Act, H.Q. Mushroom Farm Ltd. is ordered to stop use of the mushroom
ladder picking systems (work platforms). Pursuant to 190(4) of the Workers Compensation Act. The mushroom ladder picking
systems(work platforms) subject to this order must not be used until the Board is satisfied that this mushroom ladder picking
systems(work platforms) are safe and complies with the Workers Compensation Act and the regulations and this order is
cancelled by the Board.
Mar 14, 2014 - The locking mechanism was being distributed to the farms and it was discovered that a serious fabrication error
had been made that caused the handle of the pin device to interfere with the winch operation. Finding that the issue resided with
the fabricator inverting the original drawing, which in turn, resulted with the handle located at the top of the mechanism rather
than the bottom as designed. There were 300 devices recalled for prefabrication, and the location of the pin for the remaining 900
devices was able to be altered to correct the error.
This recall has now cause a delay for Roos Engineering to do the Certifications.
This order has been date extended to March 31, 2014.
Feb 04, 2014 - The engineering company (Roos Engineering) has sent a draft copy of the
Mushroom Picking Platform and Portable Ladders - Operating and Maintenance
Manual for the employer.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210067
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Jan 21, 2014 - The employer has engaged a consulting engineering firm (Roos Engineering)
to provide engineering opinion on the design and repair of the mushroom
picking ladder and cart assembly. Currently the engineering firm has
provided information to the employer that should enable the employer to
completed repairs to the equipment. The locking mechanism is required for
the platform and has been ordered from the supplier and it is expected
that this will be received at the end of January, 2014. It is expected
that the engineering firm will inspect both parts of the equipment and
issue a signed and sealed professional engineering certificate that the
equipment is safe to operate. The engineering firm expect that this
certificate will be completed mid February 2014.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210067
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Dec 18, 2013 - The engineer has submitted a structural review report with noted
deficiencies for the employer to repair and to have the system certified
no later than the end of January.
- Install 2"x2"x1/4" angle bracket under rail for support at all columns.
- A stabilizing splice plate is to be inserted at the joint of the rail
sections where a smooth transition is not present. If the ladder frames
rolls smoothly over the joint and there is no disruption to the joint a
splice plate to stabilize the joint is not required.
- Ensure all lag screws are at least one inch to the edge of the wood.
- Ensure all lag screws and bolts are in good condition, exhibiting no
signs of corrosion or movement. If lag screws and/or bolts are corroded,
damaged or exhibit any movement, replace with minimum 1/2 diameter or
greater, galvanized lag screws or at least one size larger than the one
removed, whichever is greater. Keep all bolts / lag screws that have been
review by engineer.
- Ensure all rails are clear of debris, and obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure bolted / screwed connections on the ladder frames have good
connections and are free of cored or damaged parts.
- Ensure no other obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure all bolts are in good condition (no rust). If bolts are rusted /
damaged, replace with new stainless steel bolt on size larger than
existing bolt or alternatively replace with a stainless steel thru bolt.
- Some of the ladder frames on the farm are iron with a 2" flat bar
instead of a 1 1/2" x 1/2" HSS. This may require an adjustment of the
connection for the locking device design.
This order has been date extended to January 31, 2014

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210067
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Nov 13, 2013 - Roos Engineering has provided a structural review report to the employer
with the following content.
- Initial site review and assessment( Locking mechanism for platform
assemblies, handrails require to be secure and additional arm on ladder
side)
1. Notice (Daily Checklist and proper use of Platform Apparatus)
2. Crosby Clamp Specifications
3. Samples of Safety Clips
4. Safety Meeting Record
5. WorkSafe BC - Safe Ladder Use
6. WorkSafe BC - Setting up a ladder

Oct 02, 2013 - The employer has engaged a professional engineer and is working towards
compliance.

Initiating order:
The mushroom picking platform system is does not currently have
engineering documentation and several deficiencies were observed:
- The cable that supports the platform was observed with wear and damage.
- The crank system for the platform does not lock to prevent inadvertent
movement.
- The whole platform system does not lock on the top rail to secure the
platform from being dislodged.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 4.3(2)(b).
Unless otherwise specified by the Occupational Health and Safety
Regulation, the installation, inspection, testing, repair and maintenance
of a tool, machine or piece of equipment must be carried out
(a) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and any standard
the tool, machine or piece of equipment is required to meet, or
(b) as specified by a professional engineer.
The employer must provide engineering documentation for the mushroom
platform system.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210067
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

REFERENCES
In addition to any orders, or other items, and the information provided in the Inspection Notes section in this Inspection
Report, the officer may discuss other health and safety issues with the employer arising out of the inspection. The
information below sets out the health and safety requirements discussed with the employer, and unless otherwise noted,
violations of these requirements were not observed.
Reference
WCA190(1)

If the Board has reasonable grounds for believing that a thing


that is being used or that may be used by a worker:
(a) is not in safe operating condition, or
(b) does not comply with this Part or the regulations,
the Board may order that the thing is not to be used until the
order is cancelled by the Board.

WCA190(4)

The Board may cancel an order under Workers Compensation


Act Part 3 Division 12 Section 190 only if it is satisfied that the
thing in respect of which the order was made is safe and
complies with the Workers Compensation Act Part 3 and the
regulations.

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Details Discussed

It was discussed with the employer that the mushroom ladder


picking systems (work platforms) cannot be used for harvesting
activities until the employer can meet the engineering
specifications as set by the engineer in the structural review
report No.1. For example: the locking mechanisms must be
installed and inspected by the engineer on the mushroom
ladder picking systems (work platforms) to ensure the platforms
workers are required to work from are secured and not
supported by the cable and winch system.
It was discussed with the employer that the order to stop use
can only be cancelled after a follow-up inspection is conducted,
and the mushroom ladder picking systems (work platforms) are
confirmed as being safe and being in compliance with the Act
and Regulation.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210067
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
41

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representatives Present


During Inspection

Worker Representatives Present


During Inspection

Diane Quach

HUU QUACH
Diane Quach

Section 22

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

10 hrs

1.25 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2014163210069


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

28265 58 Ave
Abbotsford BC V4X

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Jul 25, 2013

May 23, 2014

Jul 08, 2014

Email

THERE IS ONE (1) ORDER OR OTHER ITEM OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1
2013163210194

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210069
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Based upon the violation(s) cited in this inspection report (and any previous relevant violations) WorkSafeBC has determined that
there are grounds for imposing an administrative penalty and/or OHS Citation. If WorkSafeBC decides to take further enforcement,
further information will be provided.
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance with the order(s) noted.

As per the attached document from Roos engineering firm you are required to provide documentation for the certification and use
of the remaining picking platforms, as per the direction of the professional engineer.
You are permitted to re-use the 16 picking platform that have been inspected and certified by the engineer firm.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210069
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1
2013163210194

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

Progress towards compliance:


Jul 08, 2014 - The employer has had Roos engineering come and inspect 16 of their mushroom picking platforms. The picking
systems have been repaired to meet the specification by the engineer for the locking mechanism and rail system. Additional
information is provided in the inspection text.
May 26, 2014 - I observed the mushroom ladder picking systems (work platforms) at this mushroom growing facility not installed,
inspected, and repaired as specified by a professional engineer. For example;The employer did not address the following critical
deficiencies:the locking mechanisms have not been installed, and the employer has not had the mushroom ladder picking
systems (work platforms) inspected by the engineer as specified in the engineers structural review report No.1.
Workers were observed on the mushroom picking platforms without locking mechanisms installed.
Workers were observed on mushroom picking platforms with locking mechanisms installed on the picking platform, however, not
engaged. This was due to the fact that the holes in the frame did not go below approximately 5 feet.
Some cables were observed frayed and in one case installed incorrectly on the winch.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
Pursuant to section 190(1) of the Workers Compensation Act, H.Q. Mushroom Farm Ltd. is ordered to stop use of the mushroom
ladder picking systems (work platforms). Pursuant to 190(4) of the Workers Compensation Act. The mushroom ladder picking
systems(work platforms) subject to this order must not be used until the Board is satisfied that this mushroom ladder picking
systems(work platforms) are safe and complies with the Workers Compensation Act and the regulations and this order is
cancelled by the Board.
Mar 14, 2014 - The locking mechanism was being distributed to the farms and it was discovered that a serious fabrication error
had been made that caused the handle of the pin device to interfere with the winch operation. Finding that the issue resided with
the fabricator inverting the original drawing, which in turn, resulted with the handle located at the top of the mechanism rather
than the bottom as designed. There were 300 devices recalled for prefabrication, and the location of the pin for the remaining 900
devices was able to be altered to correct the error.
This recall has now cause a delay for Roos Engineering to do the Certifications.
This order has been date extended to March 31, 2014.
Feb 04, 2014 - The engineering company (Roos Engineering) has sent a draft copy of the
Mushroom Picking Platform and Portable Ladders - Operating and Maintenance
Manual for the employer.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210069
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Jan 21, 2014 - The employer has engaged a consulting engineering firm (Roos Engineering)
to provide engineering opinion on the design and repair of the mushroom
picking ladder and cart assembly. Currently the engineering firm has
provided information to the employer that should enable the employer to
completed repairs to the equipment. The locking mechanism is required for
the platform and has been ordered from the supplier and it is expected
that this will be received at the end of January, 2014. It is expected
that the engineering firm will inspect both parts of the equipment and
issue a signed and sealed professional engineering certificate that the
equipment is safe to operate. The engineering firm expect that this
certificate will be completed mid February 2014.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210069
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Dec 18, 2013 - The engineer has submitted a structural review report with noted
deficiencies for the employer to repair and to have the system certified
no later than the end of January.
- Install 2"x2"x1/4" angle bracket under rail for support at all columns.
- A stabilizing splice plate is to be inserted at the joint of the rail
sections where a smooth transition is not present. If the ladder frames
rolls smoothly over the joint and there is no disruption to the joint a
splice plate to stabilize the joint is not required.
- Ensure all lag screws are at least one inch to the edge of the wood.
- Ensure all lag screws and bolts are in good condition, exhibiting no
signs of corrosion or movement. If lag screws and/or bolts are corroded,
damaged or exhibit any movement, replace with minimum 1/2 diameter or
greater, galvanized lag screws or at least one size larger than the one
removed, whichever is greater. Keep all bolts / lag screws that have been
review by engineer.
- Ensure all rails are clear of debris, and obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure bolted / screwed connections on the ladder frames have good
connections and are free of cored or damaged parts.
- Ensure no other obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure all bolts are in good condition (no rust). If bolts are rusted /
damaged, replace with new stainless steel bolt on size larger than
existing bolt or alternatively replace with a stainless steel thru bolt.
- Some of the ladder frames on the farm are iron with a 2" flat bar
instead of a 1 1/2" x 1/2" HSS. This may require an adjustment of the
connection for the locking device design.
This order has been date extended to January 31, 2014

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210069
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Nov 13, 2013 - Roos Engineering has provided a structural review report to the employer
with the following content.
- Initial site review and assessment( Locking mechanism for platform
assemblies, handrails require to be secure and additional arm on ladder
side)
1. Notice (Daily Checklist and proper use of Platform Apparatus)
2. Crosby Clamp Specifications
3. Samples of Safety Clips
4. Safety Meeting Record
5. WorkSafe BC - Safe Ladder Use
6. WorkSafe BC - Setting up a ladder

Oct 02, 2013 - The employer has engaged a professional engineer and is working towards
compliance.

Initiating order:
The mushroom picking platform system is does not currently have
engineering documentation and several deficiencies were observed:
- The cable that supports the platform was observed with wear and damage.
- The crank system for the platform does not lock to prevent inadvertent
movement.
- The whole platform system does not lock on the top rail to secure the
platform from being dislodged.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 4.3(2)(b).
Unless otherwise specified by the Occupational Health and Safety
Regulation, the installation, inspection, testing, repair and maintenance
of a tool, machine or piece of equipment must be carried out
(a) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and any standard
the tool, machine or piece of equipment is required to meet, or
(b) as specified by a professional engineer.
The employer must provide engineering documentation for the mushroom
platform system.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210069
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
40

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Diane Quach

Diane Quach

Spoke with workers

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

1.5 hrs

0.25 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2014163210093


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

28265 58 Ave
Abbotsford BC V4X

Follow up inspection

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Jul 25, 2013

Sep 15, 2014

Sep 23, 2014

Email

THERE ARE ZERO (0) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION MAY STILL BE NECESSARY TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE


PLEASE READ FULL REPORT

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1
2013163210194

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210093
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Based upon the violation(s) cited in this inspection report (and any previous relevant violations) WorkSafeBC has determined that
there are grounds for imposing an administrative penalty and/or OHS Citation. If WorkSafeBC decides to take further enforcement,
further information will be provided.
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance with the order(s) noted.
The employer has achieved compliance.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210093
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1
2013163210194

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS4.3(2)(b)

Progress towards compliance:


Sep 24, 2014 - The employer has provided mushroom farm engineering documentation (engineering certification and field
reports for apparatus used in the mushroom picking operations), a certificate, and mushroom picking platforms and portable
ladders (operating, maintenance, safety manual). The employer has made the necessary repairs to the mushroom picking
platforms as per the engineering documentation.
Jul 08, 2014 - The employer has had Roos engineering come and inspect 16 of their mushroom picking platforms. The picking
systems have been repaired to meet the specification by the engineer for the locking mechanism and rail system. Additional
information is provided in the inspection text.
May 26, 2014 - I observed the mushroom ladder picking systems (work platforms) at this mushroom growing facility not installed,
inspected, and repaired as specified by a professional engineer. For example;The employer did not address the following critical
deficiencies:the locking mechanisms have not been installed, and the employer has not had the mushroom ladder picking
systems (work platforms) inspected by the engineer as specified in the engineers structural review report No.1.
Workers were observed on the mushroom picking platforms without locking mechanisms installed.
Workers were observed on mushroom picking platforms with locking mechanisms installed on the picking platform, however, not
engaged. This was due to the fact that the holes in the frame did not go below approximately 5 feet.
Some cables were observed frayed and in one case installed incorrectly on the winch.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
Pursuant to section 190(1) of the Workers Compensation Act, H.Q. Mushroom Farm Ltd. is ordered to stop use of the mushroom
ladder picking systems (work platforms). Pursuant to 190(4) of the Workers Compensation Act. The mushroom ladder picking
systems(work platforms) subject to this order must not be used until the Board is satisfied that this mushroom ladder picking
systems(work platforms) are safe and complies with the Workers Compensation Act and the regulations and this order is
cancelled by the Board.
Mar 14, 2014 - The locking mechanism was being distributed to the farms and it was discovered that a serious fabrication error
had been made that caused the handle of the pin device to interfere with the winch operation. Finding that the issue resided with
the fabricator inverting the original drawing, which in turn, resulted with the handle located at the top of the mechanism rather
than the bottom as designed. There were 300 devices recalled for prefabrication, and the location of the pin for the remaining 900
devices was able to be altered to correct the error.
This recall has now cause a delay for Roos Engineering to do the Certifications.
This order has been date extended to March 31, 2014.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210093
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Feb 04, 2014 - The engineering company (Roos Engineering) has sent a draft copy of the
Mushroom Picking Platform and Portable Ladders - Operating and Maintenance
Manual for the employer.

Jan 21, 2014 - The employer has engaged a consulting engineering firm (Roos Engineering)
to provide engineering opinion on the design and repair of the mushroom
picking ladder and cart assembly. Currently the engineering firm has
provided information to the employer that should enable the employer to
completed repairs to the equipment. The locking mechanism is required for
the platform and has been ordered from the supplier and it is expected
that this will be received at the end of January, 2014. It is expected
that the engineering firm will inspect both parts of the equipment and
issue a signed and sealed professional engineering certificate that the
equipment is safe to operate. The engineering firm expect that this
certificate will be completed mid February 2014.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210093
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Dec 18, 2013 - The engineer has submitted a structural review report with noted
deficiencies for the employer to repair and to have the system certified
no later than the end of January.
- Install 2"x2"x1/4" angle bracket under rail for support at all columns.
- A stabilizing splice plate is to be inserted at the joint of the rail
sections where a smooth transition is not present. If the ladder frames
rolls smoothly over the joint and there is no disruption to the joint a
splice plate to stabilize the joint is not required.
- Ensure all lag screws are at least one inch to the edge of the wood.
- Ensure all lag screws and bolts are in good condition, exhibiting no
signs of corrosion or movement. If lag screws and/or bolts are corroded,
damaged or exhibit any movement, replace with minimum 1/2 diameter or
greater, galvanized lag screws or at least one size larger than the one
removed, whichever is greater. Keep all bolts / lag screws that have been
review by engineer.
- Ensure all rails are clear of debris, and obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure bolted / screwed connections on the ladder frames have good
connections and are free of cored or damaged parts.
- Ensure no other obstruction of the rail track.
- Ensure all bolts are in good condition (no rust). If bolts are rusted /
damaged, replace with new stainless steel bolt on size larger than
existing bolt or alternatively replace with a stainless steel thru bolt.
- Some of the ladder frames on the farm are iron with a 2" flat bar
instead of a 1 1/2" x 1/2" HSS. This may require an adjustment of the
connection for the locking device design.
This order has been date extended to January 31, 2014

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210093
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Nov 13, 2013 - Roos Engineering has provided a structural review report to the employer
with the following content.
- Initial site review and assessment( Locking mechanism for platform
assemblies, handrails require to be secure and additional arm on ladder
side)
1. Notice (Daily Checklist and proper use of Platform Apparatus)
2. Crosby Clamp Specifications
3. Samples of Safety Clips
4. Safety Meeting Record
5. WorkSafe BC - Safe Ladder Use
6. WorkSafe BC - Setting up a ladder

Oct 02, 2013 - The employer has engaged a professional engineer and is working towards
compliance.

Initiating order:
The mushroom picking platform system is does not currently have
engineering documentation and several deficiencies were observed:
- The cable that supports the platform was observed with wear and damage.
- The crank system for the platform does not lock to prevent inadvertent
movement.
- The whole platform system does not lock on the top rail to secure the
platform from being dislodged.

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 4.3(2)(b).
Unless otherwise specified by the Occupational Health and Safety
Regulation, the installation, inspection, testing, repair and maintenance
of a tool, machine or piece of equipment must be carried out
(a) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and any standard
the tool, machine or piece of equipment is required to meet, or
(b) as specified by a professional engineer.
The employer must provide engineering documentation for the mushroom
platform system.

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210093
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
30

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Diane Quanch

Kulacsack Sisomphon

Section 22

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0.5 hrs

0.25 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #201410832038A


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

28265 58 Ave
Abbotsford BC V4X

Not Applicable

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Nov 24, 2014

Nov 24, 2014

Nov 24, 2014

Mailed

THERE IS ONE (1) ORDER OR OTHER ITEM OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1

Status: Outstanding

Cited: WCA196(1)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201410832038A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
NOTE: Notwithstanding what is stated on page one of this inspection report, the date of the Initiating Inspection (IR
2013163210194) for administrative penalty RFS 201400287 is July 25, 2013. In addition, there was no site visit on November 24
2014.
ORDER FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY RFS 201400287
Section 196, Workers Compensation Act (the Act)
On July 25, 2013, an inspection of a workplace at 28265 58 Avenue, Abbotsford, BC determined there was a violation of section
4.3(2)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (the Regulation). Inspection Report 2013163210194 was issued to
the employer, H.Q. Mushroom Farm Ltd. (the Employer) which described the violation.
Upon consideration of all available evidence, and in accordance with section 196 of the Act and applicable Prevention Policy,
WorkSafeBC is imposing an administrative penalty because the Employer:
1. has failed to take sufficient precautions for the prevention of work related injuries or illnesses;
2. has not complied with section 4.3(2)(b) of the Regulation;
3. has not maintained a safe workplace or safe working conditions; and
4. did not exercise due diligence to prevent these circumstances.
The amount of the penalty is $8,380.80 and was determined in accordance with Prevention Policy D12-196-6 based on the
following:
1. the Employers payroll; and
2. the nature of the violation (determined as Category B).
The Employer, a worker, a union, or other person identified under section 96.3 of the Act who is directly affected by this decision
may request a review of the decision by the Review Division of WorkSafeBC.
If you wish to request a review you must notify the Review Division in writing within 90 days of the date on this report. A Request
for Review does not act as a stay or suspend the operation of this Order. Further information about the Review Division and a
Request for Review Form can be found online at:
http://www.worksafebc.com/claims/review_and_appeals/health_and_safety_enforcement/default.asp
or by calling the Review Division at 604-214-5411 or 1-888-922-8804.
A copy of the Review Divisions decision, with reasons, will be provided to all parties who participate in the review.
NOTE: The Employers Advisers Office of the Ministry of Labour is available to provide advice or assistance to employers. Their
telephone number is toll free at 1-800-925-2233.
to provide advice or assistance to workers. Their telephone number is toll free at 1-800-663-4261.

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201410832038A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Advisers Office of the Ministry of Labour is available to provide advice or assistance to workers. Their telephone
number is toll free at 1-800-663-4261.

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201410832038A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1

Status: Outstanding

Cited: WCA196(1)

A copy of this inspection report must be posted in the workplace, in a conspicuous location for 30 days or until the penalty is
paid, whichever is later.
Pursuant to Section 196(1) of the Workers Compensation Act, H.Q. Mushroom is ordered to pay $ 8,380.80 to the Workers'
Compensation Board Accident Fund.

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201410832038A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

REFERENCES
In addition to any orders, or other items, and the information provided in the Inspection Notes section in this Inspection
Report, the officer may discuss other health and safety issues with the employer arising out of the inspection. The
information below sets out the health and safety requirements discussed with the employer, and unless otherwise noted,
violations of these requirements were not observed.
Reference
OHS4.3(2)(b)

Unless otherwise specified by the Occupational Health and


Safety Regulation, the installation, inspection, testing, repair
and maintenance of a tool, machine or piece of equipment must
be carried out
(a) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and any
standard the tool, machine or piece of equipment is required to
meet, or
(b) as specified by a professional engineer.

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Details Discussed

This provision is being referenced because a violation of this


section was used in support of the penalty order contained in
this report.

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201410832038A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
0

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

HUU QUACH

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Douglas MacDonald

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: 604/556-2089

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

1 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Doug.1.MacDonald@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #201416321189A


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

28265 58 Ave
Abbotsford BC V4X

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Dec 10, 2014

Dec 10, 2014

Dec 10, 2014

Email

THERE ARE THREE (3) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS9.2

Order/Item No.2

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS10.4(1)

Order/Item No.3

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS3.8

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201416321189A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
This inspection was completed on December 9, 2014. The following comments are noted with regard to: scope of inspection,
deficiencies and discussions at the workplace.
CORRECTIVE ORDERS RELATED TO THIS INSPECTION
Deficiencies noted at this workplace resulting in Corrective Orders are outlined below and detailed on the following page(s).
1. No Lock out procedures
2. No Confined Space Identification
3. No Joint Health and Safety Meetings conducted.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------POST INSPECTION MEETING
A Post-Inspection Meeting was held with the manager. The issues and orders noted in this inspection were discussed with
understanding of the requirements to achieve compliance.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------RESOURCES PROVIDED TO EMPLOYER
The employer was provided the following reference materials:
A) Lock out - WorkSafe BC
B) Confined Space Workbook - WorkSafe BC
C) Joint Health & Safety Committee Work book
D) FARSHA (Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association) 604 881 6078
-------------------------------------------------------------------------WorkSafeBC has a wide range of health and safety information. For questions regarding workplace health and safety, call toll free
within BC 1-888-621-safe(7233) or visit our website at www.worksafebc.com
Any question or comments please contact me.
Anna Jean Billingsley
Occupational Safety Officer
WorkSafeBC
Abbotsford BC
Office 604 556-2052
Cell 778 808-1795
Fax 604 556-2077

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201416321189A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS9.2

The employer has not identified confined spaces of their work site.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 9.2.
The employer must:
(a) ensure that each confined space in the workplace is identified, and
(b) determine whether any such space will require entry by a worker, either in scheduled work activities or as a result of
foreseeable system failures or other emergencies.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
The employer must identify and document all of the confined spaces in its workplace. Once identified a determination must made
regarding whether or not workers are required to enter an confined space area.
Order/Item No.2

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS10.4(1)

The employer has not developed any lock out procedures for any of their energized equipment.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 10.4(1).
When lockout of energy isolating devices is required, the devices must be secured in the safe position using locks in accordance
with procedures that are made available to all workers who are required to work on the machinery or equipment.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
The employer must develop and implement lock out procedures for their energized equipment.
Order/Item No.3

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS3.8

The employer does not conduct a health and safety committee meeting.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 3.8.
An inspection required by section 3.5 and a major inspection required by section 3.7 must, where feasible, include the
participation of members of the joint committee or the worker health and safety representative, as applicable, but:
(a) if there is no committee or worker health and safety representative the employer must designate an employer representative
and the union must designate a worker representative, or
(b) if there is no union the employer must invite the workers to designate one of their number.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
The employer must conduct regular joint health and safety meeting.

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201416321189A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
1

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Diane Quanch

Diane Quach

Not Available

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0.5 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #2014163210104


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD, BC BC

Follow up inspection

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Jun 19, 2013

Dec 09, 2014

Dec 10, 2014

Email

THERE ARE ZERO (0) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION MAY STILL BE NECESSARY TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE


PLEASE READ FULL REPORT

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1
2013163210151

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS3.3

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210104
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance with the order(s) noted.
The employer has successfully achieved compliance on the formal Health and Safety program, as noted in this inspection report.
A further inspection report will be issued to this employer to correct the noted deficiency.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210104
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1
2013163210151

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS3.3

Progress towards compliance:


Dec 10, 2014 - The employer has successfully completed portions of a formal health and safety with the following items being
completed:
- Exposure control plan for mushroom barns
- Worker training program - orientation, mushroom picking platform use, pesticide use, and daily operational procedures
- Records
- First aid program
- Regular inspections are conducted
- Accident investigations
The employer is currently working on the following item :
- Joint Health and Safety Committee structure.
- Confined Space Identification - specific to well heads, and boilers
- Lock out program
- Effective training of supervisor
Further inspection report will be issued to correct the individual elements of this Occupational health and safety program.
Jan 21, 2014 - The employer is currently working on their health and safety program. This
order has been date extended to January 31, 2014.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210104
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
The employer does not currently have a formalized health and safety
program (OHS program)as required by Occupational Health and Safety
regulations. I have visited several of this employer's workplaces and
important elements of an OHS program are not implemented. As evidence by
the absence of the following:
1. Confined Space risk assessment
5. Lock out procedure

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation


Section 3.3.
The occupational health and safety program must be designed to prevent
injuries and occupational diseases, and without limiting the generality of
the foregoing, the program must include:
(a) a statement of the employer's aims and the responsibilities of the
employer, supervisors and workers,
(b) provision for the regular inspection of premises, equipment, work
methods and work practices, at appropriate intervals, to ensure that
prompt action is undertaken to correct any hazardous conditions found,
(c) appropriate written instructions, available for reference by all
workers, to supplement this Occupational Health and Safety Regulation,
(d) provision for holding periodic management meetings for the purpose of
reviewing health and safety activities and incident trends, and for the
determination of necessary courses of action,
(e) provision for the prompt investigation of incidents to determine the
action necessary to prevent their recurrence,
(f) the maintenance of records and statistics, including reports of
inspections and incident investigations, with provision for making this
information available to the joint committee or worker health and safety
representative, as applicable and, upon request, to an officer, the union
representing the workers at the workplace or, if there is no union, the
workers at the workplace, and
(g) provision by the employer for the instruction and supervision of
workers in the safe performance of their work.
The employer must develop a formalized health and safety program and
implement it in all of the employer's work places.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

2014163210104
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
11

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Diane Quanch

Diane Quanch

Not Available

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

1.5 hrs

0.5 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT #1


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #201416321189B


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

28265 58 Ave
Abbotsford BC V4X

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Dec 10, 2014

Mar 23, 2015

Mar 23, 2015

Email

THERE IS ONE (1) ORDER OR OTHER ITEM OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS9.2

Order/Item No.2

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS10.4(1)

Order/Item No.3

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS3.8

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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Worker and Employer Services Division

201416321189B
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance with the order(s) noted.
The employer has successfully achieved compliance on orders #1 and 3. The employer is currently working on completion of
orders #2.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

201416321189B
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS9.2

Progress towards compliance:


Mar 23, 2015 - The employer has identified and documented their confined spaces.
Initiating order:
The employer has not identified confined spaces of their work site.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 9.2.
The employer must:
(a) ensure that each confined space in the workplace is identified, and
(b) determine whether any such space will require entry by a worker, either in scheduled work activities or as a result of
foreseeable system failures or other emergencies.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
The employer must identify and document all of the confined spaces in its workplace. Once identified a determination must made
regarding whether or not workers are required to enter an confined space area.
Order/Item No.2

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS10.4(1)

Progress towards compliance:


Mar 23, 2015 - The employer is currently working toward compliance.
Initiating order:
The employer has not developed any lock out procedures for any of their energized equipment.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 10.4(1).
When lockout of energy isolating devices is required, the devices must be secured in the safe position using locks in accordance
with procedures that are made available to all workers who are required to work on the machinery or equipment.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
The employer must develop and implement lock out procedures for their energized equipment.
Order/Item No.3

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS3.8

Progress towards compliance:


Mar 23, 2015 - The employer is currently conducting health and safety meetings.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

201416321189B
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
The employer does not conduct a health and safety committee meeting.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 3.8.
An inspection required by section 3.5 and a major inspection required by section 3.7 must, where feasible, include the
participation of members of the joint committee or the worker health and safety representative, as applicable, but:
(a) if there is no committee or worker health and safety representative the employer must designate an employer representative
and the union must designate a worker representative, or
(b) if there is no union the employer must invite the workers to designate one of their number.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
The employer must conduct regular joint health and safety meeting.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

201416321189B
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
1

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Diane Quach

Diane Quanch

Spoke with workers

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0.5 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT #1


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #201410832038B


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

28265 58 Ave
Abbotsford BC V4X

Not Applicable

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Nov 24, 2014

Apr 01, 2015

Apr 01, 2015

Mailed

THERE ARE ZERO (0) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION MAY STILL BE NECESSARY TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE


PLEASE READ FULL REPORT

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1

Status: Closed

Cited: WCA196(1)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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Worker and Employer Services Division

201410832038B
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance with the order(s) noted.
This Inspection Report has been issued for administrative purposes only.

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT #1


Worker and Employer Services Division

201410832038B
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1

Status: Closed

Cited: WCA196(1)

Progress towards compliance:


Apr 01, 2015 - This order is now closed, as there was no health and safety issue requiring follow-up identified in the Inspection
Report initially issued. The assignment of a closed status to this order has no effect on the employers obligation to comply with
the initial order and pay the administrative penalty
Initiating order:
A copy of this inspection report must be posted in the workplace, in a conspicuous location for 30 days or until the penalty is
paid, whichever is later.
Pursuant to Section 196(1) of the Workers Compensation Act, H.Q. Mushroom is ordered to pay $ 8,380.80 to the Workers'
Compensation Board Accident Fund.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

201410832038B
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
2

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Diane Quanch

Diane Quanch

TALKED WORKERS

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Douglas MacDonald

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: 604/556-2089

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

1 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Doug.1.MacDonald@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT #2


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #201416321189C


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

28265 58 Ave
Abbotsford BC V4X

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Dec 10, 2014

May 26, 2015

Jul 03, 2015

Email

THERE IS ONE (1) ORDER OR OTHER ITEM OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS9.2

Order/Item No.2

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS10.4(1)

Order/Item No.3

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS3.8

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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Worker and Employer Services Division

201416321189C
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance with the order(s) noted.
The employer has made efforts to develop their lock out program with additional areas of information needed.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

201416321189C
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS9.2

Progress towards compliance:


Mar 23, 2015 - The employer has identified and documented their confined spaces.
Initiating order:
The employer has not identified confined spaces of their work site.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 9.2.
The employer must:
(a) ensure that each confined space in the workplace is identified, and
(b) determine whether any such space will require entry by a worker, either in scheduled work activities or as a result of
foreseeable system failures or other emergencies.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
The employer must identify and document all of the confined spaces in its workplace. Once identified a determination must made
regarding whether or not workers are required to enter an confined space area.
Order/Item No.2

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS10.4(1)

Progress towards compliance:


Jul 03, 2015 - The employer is currently working on developing and implementing a lock out program for their equipment. This
order has been date extend to July 31, 2015.
Mar 23, 2015 - The employer is currently working toward compliance.
Initiating order:
The employer has not developed any lock out procedures for any of their energized equipment.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 10.4(1).
When lockout of energy isolating devices is required, the devices must be secured in the safe position using locks in accordance
with procedures that are made available to all workers who are required to work on the machinery or equipment.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
The employer must develop and implement lock out procedures for their energized equipment.
Order/Item No.3

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS3.8

Progress towards compliance:


Mar 23, 2015 - The employer is currently conducting health and safety meetings.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

201416321189C
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
The employer does not conduct a health and safety committee meeting.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 3.8.
An inspection required by section 3.5 and a major inspection required by section 3.7 must, where feasible, include the
participation of members of the joint committee or the worker health and safety representative, as applicable, but:
(a) if there is no committee or worker health and safety representative the employer must designate an employer representative
and the union must designate a worker representative, or
(b) if there is no union the employer must invite the workers to designate one of their number.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
The employer must conduct regular joint health and safety meeting.

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Worker and Employer Services Division

201416321189C
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
1

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Diane Wang

Mark Wang

Not Available

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0.75 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 90 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT #3


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #201416321189D


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

28265 58 Ave
Abbotsford BC V4X

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Dec 10, 2014

Oct 19, 2015

Oct 20, 2015

Email

THERE ARE ZERO (0) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION MAY STILL BE NECESSARY TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE


PLEASE READ FULL REPORT

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS9.2

Order/Item No.2

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS10.4(1)

Order/Item No.3

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS3.8

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT #3


Worker and Employer Services Division

201416321189D
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
The employer has achieved compliance.
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance with the order(s) noted.

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT #3


Worker and Employer Services Division

201416321189D
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS9.2

Progress towards compliance:


Mar 23, 2015 - The employer has identified and documented their confined spaces.
Initiating order:
The employer has not identified confined spaces of their work site.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 9.2.
The employer must:
(a) ensure that each confined space in the workplace is identified, and
(b) determine whether any such space will require entry by a worker, either in scheduled work activities or as a result of
foreseeable system failures or other emergencies.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
The employer must identify and document all of the confined spaces in its workplace. Once identified a determination must made
regarding whether or not workers are required to enter an confined space area.
Order/Item No.2

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS10.4(1)

Progress towards compliance:


Oct 20, 2015 - The employer has developed lock out procedures for their energized equipment.
Jul 03, 2015 - The employer is currently working on developing and implementing a lock out program for their equipment. This
order has been date extend to July 31, 2015.
Mar 23, 2015 - The employer is currently working toward compliance.
Initiating order:
The employer has not developed any lock out procedures for any of their energized equipment.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 10.4(1).
When lockout of energy isolating devices is required, the devices must be secured in the safe position using locks in accordance
with procedures that are made available to all workers who are required to work on the machinery or equipment.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
The employer must develop and implement lock out procedures for their energized equipment.
Order/Item No.3

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS3.8

Progress towards compliance:


Mar 23, 2015 - The employer is currently conducting health and safety meetings.

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT #3


Worker and Employer Services Division

201416321189D
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Orders/Items - Full Details


Initiating order:
The employer does not conduct a health and safety committee meeting.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 3.8.
An inspection required by section 3.5 and a major inspection required by section 3.7 must, where feasible, include the
participation of members of the joint committee or the worker health and safety representative, as applicable, but:
(a) if there is no committee or worker health and safety representative the employer must designate an employer representative
and the union must designate a worker representative, or
(b) if there is no union the employer must invite the workers to designate one of their number.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
The employer must conduct regular joint health and safety meeting.

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT #3


Worker and Employer Services Division

201416321189D
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
1

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Mark Wang

Mark Wang

Not Available

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 45 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #201516321330A


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC

Incident investigation

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Nov 23, 2015

Nov 23, 2015

Nov 24, 2015

In Person

THERE ARE TWO (2) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1

Status: Outstanding

Cited: WCA190(1)(a)

Order/Item No.2

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS3.17(1)(e)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201516321330A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
I attended this workplace as a result of an incident that presented a high risk of serious injury, or involved the serious injury or
death of a worker.
This incident inspection was completed on November 23, 2015. The following comments are noted with regard to: scope of
incident inspection, deficiencies and discussions at the workplace.
SCOPE OF INCIDENT INSPECTION
The manager aided in an incident inspection with Officer Anna Billingsley (OSO) at 2:00 pm for an incident of a mushroom picking
platform partially de-railing causing a worker to fall striking floor and receiving injuries.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------CORRECTIVE ORDERS RELATED TO THIS INCIDENT INSPECTION
Deficiencies noted at this workplace resulting in Corrective Orders are outlined below and detailed on the following page(s).
1. Stop use of the mushroom picking platform system until engineering has conducted an inspection and verified it safe.
2. Develop first aid procedures for transportation of injured workers.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------POST INSPECTION MEETING
A Post-Inspection Meeting was held with the manager. The issues and orders noted in this inspection were discussed with
understanding of the requirements to achieve compliance.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------WorkSafeBC has a wide range of health and safety information. For questions regarding workplace health and safety, call toll free
within BC 1-888-621-safe(7233) or visit our website at www.worksafebc.com
Any question or comments please contact me.
Anna Jean Billingsley
Occupational Safety Officer
WorkSafeBC
Abbotsford BC
Office 604 556-2052
Cell 778 808-1795
Fax 604 556-2077

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201516321330A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1

Status: Outstanding

Cited: WCA190(1)(a)

A worker had an incident where the mushroom picking platform partially de-railed from the top rail. The worker fell through the
guard rail striking their head and wrist on the floor. The picking platform locking mechanism appears to be striking the bolts that
support the top rail.

If the Board has reasonable grounds for believing that a thing that is being used or that may be used by a worker is not in safe
operating condition the Board may order that the thing is not to be used until the order is cancelled by the Board.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
Stop use of the picking platform on the top rail until inspected by a professional engineer.
Order/Item No.2

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS3.17(1)(e)

The employer transported the injured worker by private vehicle without adequate medical supplies or first aid attendants. .
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 3.17(1)(e).
The employer must keep up-to-date written procedures for providing first aid at the worksite including who is to call for
transportation for the injured worker, and the method of transportation and calling.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
The employer must develop written procedures on transportation of injured workers.

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201516321330A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
50

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Mark Wang

Mark Wang

Not Applicable

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 45 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

IR 201516321330A Printed: May 4, 2016 9:36

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #201516321335A


Employer Name
H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Jobsite Inspected

Scope of Inspection

28265 58 Avenue
Abbotsford BC V4X 2E8

Partial inspection

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Dec 08, 2015

Dec 08, 2015

Dec 11, 2015

Email

THERE ARE ZERO (0) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION MAY STILL BE NECESSARY TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE


PLEASE READ FULL REPORT

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201516321335A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
This inspection was completed on December 8, 2015. The following comments are noted with regard to: scope of inspection,
deficiencies and discussions at the workplace.
SCOPE OF INSPECTION
The manager aided in an inspection with Officer Anna Billingsley (OSO) at 11:00 am for a review of the pesticide storage.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------CORRECTIVE ORDERS RELATED TO THIS INSPECTION
Deficiencies noted at this workplace resulting in Corrective Orders are outlined below and detailed on the following page(s).
1. None at time of inspection.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------POST INSPECTION MEETING
A Post-Inspection Meeting was held with the manager. The issues and orders noted in this inspection were discussed with
understanding of the requirements to achieve compliance.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------WorkSafeBC has a wide range of health and safety information. For questions regarding workplace health and safety, call toll free
within BC 1-888-621-safe(7233) or visit our website at www.worksafebc.com
Any question or comments please contact me.
Anna Jean Billingsley
Occupational Safety Officer
WorkSafeBC
Abbotsford BC
Office 604 556-2052
Cell 778 808-1795
Fax 604 556-2077

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201516321335A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

REFERENCES
In addition to any orders, or other items, and the information provided in the Inspection Notes section in this Inspection
Report, the officer may discuss other health and safety issues with the employer arising out of the inspection. The
information below sets out the health and safety requirements discussed with the employer, and unless otherwise noted,
violations of these requirements were not observed.
Reference
OHS6.101(1)

The employer must supply a pesticide storage facility that


meets the design criteria stated in the manual Standard
Practices for Pesticide Applicators, published by the Workers'
Compensation Board of BC, for the storage of bulk or reserve
quantities of pesticides.

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Details Discussed

Discussed pesticide storage, secured, secondary containment,


and ventilation.

Page 3 of 4

INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201516321335A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
25

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Mark Wang

Mark Wang

Not Available

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 45 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

IR 201516321335A Printed: May 4, 2016 9:36

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT #1


Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #201516321330B


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC

Incident investigation

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Nov 23, 2015

Jan 20, 2016

Jan 20, 2016

Email

THERE ARE ZERO (0) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION MAY STILL BE NECESSARY TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE


PLEASE READ FULL REPORT

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1

Status: Complied

Cited: WCA190(1)(a)

Order/Item No.2

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS3.17(1)(e)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT #1


Worker and Employer Services Division

201516321330B
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
This was a follow-up inspection to authenticate appropriate compliance with the order(s) noted.
The employer has achieved compliance.

IR 201516321330B Printed: May 4, 2016 9:36

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT #1


Worker and Employer Services Division

201516321330B
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1

Status: Complied

Cited: WCA190(1)(a)

Progress towards compliance:


Jan 20, 2016 - The mushroom picking system has been inspected by Roos engineering. The employer is making the repairs from
the engineer.
Initiating order:
A worker had an incident where the mushroom picking platform partially de-railed from the top rail. The worker fell through the
guard rail striking their head and wrist on the floor. The picking platform locking mechanism appears to be striking the bolts that
support the top rail.

If the Board has reasonable grounds for believing that a thing that is being used or that may be used by a worker is not in safe
operating condition the Board may order that the thing is not to be used until the order is cancelled by the Board.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
Stop use of the picking platform on the top rail until inspected by a professional engineer.
Order/Item No.2

Status: Complied

Cited: OHS3.17(1)(e)

Progress towards compliance:


Jan 20, 2016 - The employer has developed a written procedure of transportation of injured workers.
Initiating order:
The employer transported the injured worker by private vehicle without adequate medical supplies or first aid attendants. .
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 3.17(1)(e).
The employer must keep up-to-date written procedures for providing first aid at the worksite including who is to call for
transportation for the injured worker, and the method of transportation and calling.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
The employer must develop written procedures on transportation of injured workers.

IR 201516321330B Printed: May 4, 2016 9:36

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FOLLOW UP INSPECTION REPORT #1


Worker and Employer Services Division

201516321330B
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
50

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Mark Wang

Mark Wang

Not Applicable

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 45 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

IR 201516321330B Printed: May 4, 2016 9:36

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #201616321014A


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

28265 58 Avenue
Abbotsford BC V4X 2E8

Incident investigation

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Feb 12, 2016

Feb 12, 2016

Feb 12, 2016

In Person

THERE ARE TWO (2) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(1)(a)

Order/Item No.2

Status: Outstanding

Cited: WCA190(1)(a)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201616321014A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
I attended this workplace as a result of an incident that presented a high risk of serious injury, or involved the serious injury or
death of a worker.
This incident inspection was completed on February 12, 2016. The following comments are noted with regard to: scope of
incident inspection, deficiencies and discussions at the workplace.
SCOPE OF INCIDENT INSPECTION
The manager aided in an incident inspection with Officer Anna Billingsley (OSO) at 1:00 pm for a worker that fell from a mushroom
picking platform ladder.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------CORRECTIVE ORDERS RELATED TO THIS INCIDENT INSPECTION
Deficiencies noted at this workplace resulting in Corrective Orders are outlined below and detailed on the following page(s).
1. Engineering inspection of mushroom picking system and mushroom bed support structure.
2. Stop use of order #1 equipment
-------------------------------------------------------------------------POST INSPECTION MEETING
A Post-Inspection Meeting was held with the manager. The issues and orders noted in this inspection were discussed with
understanding of the requirements to achieve compliance.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

WorkSafeBC has a wide range of health and safety information. For questions regarding workplace health and safety, call toll free
within BC 1-888-621-safe(7233) or visit our website at www.worksafebc.com
Any question or comments please contact me.
Anna Jean Billingsley
Occupational Safety Officer
WorkSafeBC
Abbotsford BC
Office 604 556-2052
Cell 778 808-1795
Fax 604 556-2077

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201616321014A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1

Status: Outstanding

Cited: OHS4.3(1)(a)

The employer failed to ensure that the top rail on the mushroom picking platform was adequately secured to the mushroom beds
support structure, resulting in an injury to worker.
This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 4.3(1)(a).
The employer must ensure that each tool, machine and piece of equipment in the workplace is capable of safely performing the
functions for which it is used.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
Due to the level of the risk associated with the use of the mushroom picking platforms the employer is required to stop use of the
mushroom bed and picking equipment in room 21 (C & D). Until the following items have been completed:
- Structure of mushroom beds, top rail, guard rail, and ladder system have been assessed for structural integrity by a professional
engineer.
- Any deficiency noted by the professional engineer need to be corrected and a final inspection conducted, of which a copy will
be submitted to this Officer for final review before cancellation will occur.
Order/Item No.2

Status: Outstanding

Cited: WCA190(1)(a)

Based on the level of risk of injury to workers associated with the use of the mushroom picking system and the supporting
structure use of the equipment identified in Order #1 is prohibited.

If the Board has reasonable grounds for believing that a thing that is being used or that may be used by a worker is not in safe
operating condition the Board may order that the thing is not to be used until the order is cancelled by the Board.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
This stop use order is in affect until the employer satisfies the requirements of part 4 of Order 1.

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201616321014A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
40

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Mark Wang

Mark Wang

Section 22

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 45 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #201616321008A


Employer Name
H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Jobsite Inspected

Scope of Inspection

28265 58 Ave
Abbotsford BC V4X

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Feb 03, 2016

Feb 03, 2016

Feb 16, 2016

Email

THERE ARE ZERO (0) ORDERS OR OTHER ITEMS OUTSTANDING

ACTION MAY STILL BE NECESSARY TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE


PLEASE READ FULL REPORT

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201616321008A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
WorkSafeBC has initiated a Province wide Agriculture Industry Strategy that will focus on reducing fatalities, the serious injury rate
and the injury rate in the top exposure categories in the agriculture sectors, specifically, falls on same levels, falls from heights
and struck by injuries. The Strategy will also raise awareness of health & safety; safety rights and responsibilities within the
agriculture sector.
In addition to the above goals, the Strategy will continue to develop and implement an industry outreach and communication
program in support of the focused enforcement activities..
The Strategy involves a standard inspection process that will focus on high hazard areas in the specific agriculture operations.
Discussion held with the employer, included the requirements of the agriculture industry strategy as it relates to identified hazards:
1. Struck by (animals, product, equipment, machinery, etc)
2. Falls from elevation
3. Falls from same elevation
4. Confined Space identification and requirements
5. Informal and formal health and safety program
6. Tractor safety
7. Equipment and machine safeguarding and lock out
8. Documented new and young worker training
9. Pesticide / chemical storage and use.
An inspection was conducted on February 3, 2016 in accordance with the WorkSafe BC agricultural strategy. The following
comments are noted with regard to: scope of inspection, deficiencies and discussions at the workplace.
SCOPE OF INSPECTION
The supervisors aided in an inspection with Officer Anna Billingsley (OSO) at 1:00 pm for the partially completed composting
facility. We discussed the following items:
- Employer report card
- Return to work program
-------------------------------------------------------------------------CORRECTIVE ORDERS RELATED TO THIS INSPECTION
Deficiencies noted at this workplace resulting in Corrective Orders are outlined below and detailed on the following page(s).
1. None at time of inspection.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------POST INSPECTION MEETING
A Post-Inspection Meeting was held with the supervisors. The issues and orders noted in this inspection were discussed with
understanding of the requirements to achieve compliance.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------WorkSafeBC has a wide range of health and safety information. For questions regarding workplace health and safety, call toll free
within BC 1-888-621-safe(7233) or visit our website at www.worksafebc.com
Any question or comments please contact me.
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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201616321008A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Anna Jean Billingsley


Occupational Safety Officer
WorkSafeBC
Abbotsford BC
Office 604 556-2052
Cell 778 808-1795
Fax 604 556-2077

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201616321008A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

REFERENCES
In addition to any orders, or other items, and the information provided in the Inspection Notes section in this Inspection
Report, the officer may discuss other health and safety issues with the employer arising out of the inspection. The
information below sets out the health and safety requirements discussed with the employer, and unless otherwise noted,
violations of these requirements were not observed.
Reference
OHS3.3

Details Discussed

Discussed

The occupational health and safety program must be designed


to prevent injuries and occupational diseases, and without
limiting the generality of the foregoing, the program must
include:
(a) a statement of the employer's aims and the responsibilities
of the employer, supervisors and workers,
(b) provision for the regular inspection of premises, equipment,
work methods and work practices, at appropriate intervals, to
ensure that prompt action is undertaken to correct any
hazardous conditions found,
(c) appropriate written instructions, available for reference by all
workers, to supplement this Occupational Health and Safety
Regulation,
(d) provision for holding periodic management meetings for the
purpose of reviewing health and safety activities and incident
trends, and for the determination of necessary courses of
action,
(e) provision for the prompt investigation of incidents to
determine the action necessary to prevent their recurrence,
(f) the maintenance of records and statistics, including reports
of inspections and incident investigations, with provision for
making this information available to the joint committee or
worker health and safety representative, as applicable and,
upon request, to an officer, the union representing the workers
at the workplace or, if there is no union, the workers at the
workplace, and
(g) provision by the employer for the instruction and supervision
of workers in the safe performance of their work.

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201616321008A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
20

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Mark Wang

Mark Wang

Section 22

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 45 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

The Workers Compensation Act requires that the employer must post a copy of this report in a conspicuous place at or near the workplace inspected
for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. A copy of this report must also be given to the joint
committee or worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Inspection Report #201616321017A


Employer Name

Jobsite Inspected

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.

Scope of Inspection

H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC

Incident investigation

Date of Initiating Inspection

Date of This Inspection

Delivery Date of This Report

Delivery Method

Feb 15, 2016

Feb 15, 2016

Feb 16, 2016

Email

THERE IS ONE (1) ORDER OR OTHER ITEM OUTSTANDING

ACTION REQUIRED

Summary of Orders or other Items


See Orders/Items Full Details section of this Inspection Report for orders/items cited
Order/Item No.1

Status: Outstanding

Cited: WCA115(2)(e)

ORDER STATUS LEGEND


Order Status

Description

Outstanding

Order Outstanding - Action Required to Achieve Compliance

Complied

Compliance Achieved - No Further Action Required

Closed

Order is Closed

Rescinded

Order has been cancelled No Further Action Required

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201616321017A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

INSPECTION NOTES
Any further enforcement action identified and/or considered is set out in the order(s).
If this report has been issued following an incident that is under investigation by WorkSafeBC, further enforcement action may be
taken as a result of the findings of the investigation and any orders in this report.
A follow up inspection was conducted with WorkSafe BC engineer for an incident that occurred on Friday 12, 2016.
Topics discussed:
- Review of incident
- Overall structure of grow beds
- Related temperature variation
- Stress to structure with loading and unloading of compost.
- Moisture of compost and weight.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------CORRECTIVE ORDERS RELATED TO THIS INCIDENT INSPECTION
Deficiencies noted at this workplace resulting in Corrective Orders are outlined below and detailed on the following page(s).
1. Training for pre harvest check list.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------POST INSPECTION MEETING
A Post-Inspection Meeting was held with the owner and manager. The issues and orders noted in this inspection were discussed
with understanding of the requirements to achieve compliance.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------WorkSafeBC has a wide range of health and safety information. For questions regarding workplace health and safety, call toll free
within BC 1-888-621-safe(7233) or visit our website at www.worksafebc.com
Any question or comments please contact me.
Anna Jean Billingsley
Occupational Safety Officer
WorkSafeBC
Abbotsford BC
Office 604 556-2052
Cell 778 808-1795
Fax 604 556-2077

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201616321017A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

ORDERS/ITEMS
An employer who fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health & Safety
Regulation, or WorkSafeBC orders may be subject to monetary or other sanctions as prescribed by the Workers
Compensation Act.

Orders/Items - Full Details


Order/Item No.1

Status: Outstanding

Cited: WCA115(2)(e)

The employer has provided a check list of items that need to be inspected before harvest but not provided training on how to
conduct the checklist. Example; upper wheel rail - what are the workers looking for?
This is in contravention of the Workers Compensation Act Section 115 (2)(e).
An employer must provide to the employer's workers the information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure
the health and safety of those workers in carrying out their work and to ensure the health and safety of other workers at the
workplace.
Measures to Ensure Compliance:
The employer must develop and implement training for the pre harvest check list to any workers designated to inspect the
mushroom growing rooms.

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INSPECTION REPORT
Worker and Employer Services Division

201616321017A
6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address: PO Box 5350, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L5
Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

Employer #

Mailing Address

594166

28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct Readings

Results Presented

Classification Unit #

Operating Location

701016

001

Sampling Inspection(s)

Workers onsite during


Inspection
26

Inspection Report Delivered To

Employer Representative Present


During Inspection

Worker Representative Present


During Inspection

Mark Wang

Mark Wang

Spoke with Multiple workers

WorkSafeBC Officer Conducting


Inspection
Anna Billingsley

Notice of Project
Number

Labour Organization & Local

Contact Details
Phone: (604) 556-2052

Inspection Time*

Travel Time*

0 hrs

0 hrs

Email: Anna.Billingsley@worksafebc.com

*The time recorded above reflects the inspection time and travel time associated with this inspection report and includes time
spent on pre and post-inspection activities. Additional time may be added for subsequent activity.

Right to Review
Any employer, worker, owner, supplier, union, or a member of a deceased worker's family directly
affected may, within 45 calendar days of the delivery date of this report, in writing, request the
Review Division of WorkSafeBC to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order,
by contacting the Review Division. Employers requiring assistance may contact the Employers'
Advisers at 1-800-925-2233.
WorkSafeBC values your feedback. To obtain that feedback, an external market research provider may be contacting you
to complete a survey.

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H.Q. MUSHROOM FARM LTD.


28265 58 AVE
ABBOTSFORD BC V4X 2E8