The BCCSA provides the BCCSA Silica Control Tool Site, as a service to the construction industry in BC to assist employers in ensuring the health and safety of workers by reducing exposures to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust. It may also be used to assist in complying with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation of BC (the OHSR) relating to silica exposures and related Exposure Control Plans (ECPs).
The BCCSA Silica Control Tool Site must be used and completed by a qualified person with the requisite knowledge, expertise and experience, as defined in the OHSR, in occupational exposure assessment, control and planning.
The BCCSA has followed appropriate protocols in obtaining, extracting and presenting the information in the Tool Site, and periodically updates the information as may be needed. In providing the Tool Site the BCCSA does not in any way warrant, promise, or represent, expressly or impliedly, the nature, standard, accuracy or otherwise, of the information provided in or generated through the Tool Site, or the suitability or applicability of the information to a user's particular circumstances.
The BCCSA is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of the use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the Tool Site, or the user’s activity on the Tool Site, including any information or documentation generated by the user from the Tool Site.
The information on this Tool Site, including any information produced from its use is in no way meant to replace professional advice relating to measuring, controlling and ensuring that workers’ exposures are within safe and legally mandated limits. The Tool Site is not a replacement for air monitoring tests where circumstances warrant such testing, and should not be construed as providing legal or other advice regarding any legal or other requirements relating to RCS dust exposures or otherwise, including in the user’s particular circumstances.
Information Collection & Use
The BCCSA Silica Control Tool Site collects information for the purpose of providing users a service to help ensure the health and safety of workers who may be exposed to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust.
While using the Site, you may be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name ("Personal Information").
The BCCSA may only disclose your personal information if it is done for the same purpose that it was collected. Your personal information will not be used for another purpose unless we obtain your consent to do so, or are otherwise required or authorized by law to do so.
When you visit the Site, the web server collects a small amount of information to facilitate its operation that your browser sends ("Log Data").
This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, the BCCSA may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this information.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive. The Site uses "cookies" to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the Site.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. This Site uses commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, but the BCCSA cannot guarantee its absolute security.