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Occupational disease

An occupational disease is a health problem caused by exposure to a workplace health hazard, such as dust, gases, fumes and toxic substances, noise, vibration, radiation, and extremes in temperatures. Such exposures can result in life-changing and life-ending illnesses for workers.

WorkSafeBC staff can provide expertise on the following:

  • Asbestos exposure and related illnesses
  • Silica exposure and related illnesses
  • Noise control and hearing protection
  • Personal protective equipment

WorkSafeBC resources:

For more information on this or other topics, please contact:

Trish Knight Chernecki
Senior Manager, Media and Government Relations