News & events
2018 Public hearings on proposed regulatory changesPublished on: Sep 20, 2018
WorkSafeBC will hold public hearing sessions in October 2018 regarding changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
New Handbook for Joint Health and Safety CommitteesPublished on: Sep 18, 2018
A simple, concise publication is now available to guide the work of joint health and safety committees.
New safety videos highlight risks of working in kitchensPublished on: Sep 14, 2018
More than 60 per cent of injury claims in the food-service industry involve kitchen workers, who routinely work with tools and equipment that, used improperly, can cause serious injury. In the B.C. restaurant industry alone, there were 269 serious injuries in restaurants in 2017 and 47 per cent of those happened to kitchen workers.
Preparing for potential mail disruptionsPublished on: Sep 13, 2018
Canada Post is currently in collective agreement negotiations with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. WorkSafeBC encourages workers and providers to register for direct deposit and employers to take advantage of our online services to avoid any potential concerns if postal delivery is affected by these negotiations.
WorkSafeBC completes investigation into tragic event at Fernie Memorial Arena in 2017Published on: Aug 29, 2018
WorkSafeBC has completed its incident investigation report (IIR) into a catastrophic ammonia release at the Fernie Memorial Arena. On Oct. 17, 2017, three workers lost their lives while performing maintenance on ice-making equipment at the arena.
Health and safety resources for wildfire seasonPublished on: Aug 22, 2018
The following resources are provided to help employers understand the potential hazards and outline some measures you can take to minimize worker exposure during the wildfire season.
Potential mail disruptions due to wildfiresPublished on: Aug 22, 2018
To ensure public safety and a coordinated response to the wildfires across British Columbia, the Province of B.C. has declared a state of emergency. WorkSafeBC is monitoring the situation to ensure our ability to provide services to workers, providers, and employers around the province.
Hearing-test data reveals steady rise in hearing loss among oil and gas drilling workersPublished on: Aug 22, 2018
WorkSafeBC is raising concerns about an increase in hearing loss among workers in the oil and gas drilling sector and is alerting employers and workers with a new safety bulletin.
Quarterly updates on progress of High Risk Strategies and Industry Initiatives are now availablePublished on: Aug 17, 2018
WorkSafeBC’S High Risk Strategies and Industry Initiatives identify and target industries and employers with a high risk of serious workplace injury and a significant contribution to the serious injury rate.
July/August issue of WorkSafe MagazinePublished on: Jul 31, 2018
Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on the process of preventing industrial disasters; staying safe during harvest season; and how the film industry focuses on mental health.