News & events
WorkSafeBC Ergonomics ForumPublished on: Sep 07, 2017
In recognition of Ergonomics Month, WorkSafeBC is hosting an ergonomics forum on October 17. You're invited to join us for an afternoon of presentations and networking.
Young worker surveyPublished on: Aug 31, 2017
Every day, 26 young workers are injured on the job — that's one person every 55 minutes. Starting a new job, especially a first job, can be a little scary, but it shouldn't be dangerous.
18th Annual WorkSafeBC Physician Education ConferencePublished on: Aug 24, 2017
Physicians are invited to learn, share, and network at this WorkSafeBC-hosted conference on October 21 at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront in Vancouver.
WorkSafeBC issues Annual ReportPublished on: Aug 18, 2017
On August 17, 2017, the WorkSafeBC 2016 Annual Report and 2017-2019 Service Plan was tabled by the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The annual report provides an audited review of our performance against targets set the previous year. It also includes our audited consolidated financial statements.
Oil and gas amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (Part 23) now in effectPublished on: Aug 01, 2017
At its March 2017 meeting, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved amendments to Part 23 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR). These amendments came into effect August 1, 2017.
Coming soon: New storage rack regulationsPublished on: Aug 01, 2017
The new B.C. storage rack regulations related to occupational health and safety take effect January 1, 2018.
Health and safety resources for wildfire seasonPublished on: Jul 27, 2017
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.
Service disruptions due to wildfiresPublished on: Jul 21, 2017
To ensure public safety and a coordinated response to the wildfires across central and southern 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.
Rate consultation sessionsPublished on: Jul 12, 2017
Update: Rate consultation sessions for the proposed 2018 rates are being rescheduled to late summer/early fall 2017.
Spreading the word about health and safety in constructionPublished on: Jul 12, 2017
A challenging and dynamic work environment, connecting with those in the construction industry, and making a difference — it’s rarely just “a typical day at the office” for WorkSafeBC’s Industry and Labour Services Construction team. Every day, the team is busy collaborating with industry organizations like the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) and the BC Association for Crane Safety to develop initiatives to improve health and safety in the industry.