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WorkSafeBC produces a variety of health and safety publications, many of which are available online. Books, videotapes, and posters can be ordered from the WorkSafeBC store.
WHMIS The Basics
(PDF 880kb / booklet)
This booklet will explain the basics of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
How to Implement a Formal Occupational Health and Safety Program
(PDF 519kb / booklet)
This booklet is a complete revision of the old BK14 How to Implement an Effective Occupational Health and Safety Program. This revision will help employers, workers, and joint health and safety committees develop and maintain an effective occupational health and safety (OHS) program.
Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee
(PDF 945kb / booklet)
A joint occupational health and safety committee is made up of workers and employers working together to identify health and safety problems in the workplace.
Safety inspections reference guide and workbook
(PDF 314kb / booklet)
A reference guide and workbook for workplace safety inspections.
Safe Work Practices for Handling Asbestos
(PDF 1mb / booklet)
This booklet describes the safe methods of handling all types of asbestos-containing materials. It discusses suitable work procedures for the removal, enclosure, and encapsulation of friable asbestos materials.
Basic Noise Calculations
(PDF 624kb / booklet)
This document explains how occupational noise measurements can be refined and used to calculate noise exposure levels. Anyone who has worked through the companion document, Occupational Noise Surveys, may need the information in Basic Noise Calculations.
Emergency Response Guide
(PDF 210kb / booklet)
The purpose of this bulletin is to help employers develop emergency response plans that will meet the specific needs of their small businesses.
How to Make Your Computer Workstation Fit You
(PDF 2.4mb / booklet)
This guide contains basic information on how to identify and solve problems with computer workstations and is intended primarily as a self-help guide for workers.
WHMIS at Work
(PDF 929kb / booklet)
This booklet contains general information about WHMIS - the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System.
(PDF 1.7mb / booklet)
This Manual sets out the policies and practices that relate to the Board’s Assessment mandate.