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WorkSafeBC

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WorkSafeBC is dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers of this province. We consult with and educate employers and workers and enforce the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

In the event of work-related injuries or diseases, WorkSafeBC works with the affected parties to provide return-to-work rehabilitation, compensation, health care benefits, and a range of other services.

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 New video series focuses on asbestos exposure in construction

New video series focuses on asbestos exposure in construction

This video series, developed in partnership with the BC Association of Restoration Contractors, shows the reactions from workers, contractors, and a homeowner to the dangers of asbestos.

Beware of telephone scams

Beware of telephone scams

A new telephone scam has callers fraudulently posing as WorkSafeBC representatives. If you have any concerns about the legitimacy of a phone call from WorkSafeBC, please contact our Employer Service Centre.

Calculation of long-term average earnings for GECA workers

Calculation of long-term average earnings for GECA workers

Stakeholders are invited to review and comment on the Policy, Regulation and Research Division’s discussion paper on the Calculation of Long-Term Average Earnings for GECA workers.

WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan update

WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan update

See the latest report, detailing our progress on recommendations in the WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan.

New resources for working safely with tractors and power take-off (PTO) equipment

New resources for working safely with tractors and power take-off (PTO) equipment

If you work with tractors or PTOs, be sure to access our new safety checklists and frequently asked questions about working safely with tractors and equipment, available in English, French, Punjabi, and Spanish. This safety initiative coincides with Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, happening from March 15 to 21.

Board of Directors approves the regulatory amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to WHMIS 2015

Board of Directors approves the regulatory amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to WHMIS 2015

On February 24, 2015, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015.

Steep Slope Roofing Safety Symposium

Steep Slope Roofing Safety Symposium

Attend the symposium on April 25 in Victoria, and learn about safety responsibilities in the roofing industry, fall protection planning and procedures, and regulatory requirements for roof inspections. Learn more or register here.

WorkSafe Magazine — March/April

WorkSafe Magazine — March/April

In this issue: Back to work — with a difference; Lock-ring lifters use smart ergonomics; Infoflip geared toward rock-truck drivers; and more.

Notice of public hearing for the proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to WHMIS 2015

Notice of public hearing for the proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to WHMIS 2015

The Board of Directors approved an expedited public hearing to be held on February 20, 2015, to consider proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015.

T5007 statements

T5007 statements

If you’ve received a T5007 statement and have questions, read our T5007 FAQs for more information.

Decision on the new and revised occupational exposure limits for 2012 and others

Decision on the new and revised occupational exposure limits for 2012 and others

At the November 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors approved the adoption of the 2012 new and revised ACGIH TLVs, as well as other substances from previous years, as B.C. occupational exposure limits.

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