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  • New data shows young construction workers less likely to wear hearing protection

    Published on: Feb 23, 2017

    New 2016 data from WorkSafeBC indicates young construction workers are less likely to wear hearing protection at work compared to other age groups in the same industry. In addition, young workers in construction are less likely to wear hearing protection as compared to young workers in other industries, such as manufacturing and primary resources.

  • Road Safety at Work Week March 6-10

    Published on: Feb 21, 2017

    Employers are responsible for the safety of employees when they drive for work regardless of who owns the vehicle they drive. Fleet van or personal sedan, if the vehicle is used for work, it is a workplace and that means employers have obligations for employee safety.

  • Unusual snowpack conditions create potential for risk of avalanches

    Published on: Jan 26, 2017

    Workers whose jobs take them into British Columbia’s backcountry are at potential risk of serious injury or death in avalanche terrain. This month, the snowpack in several regions of B.C. has shown indications of risk of avalanche. WorkSafeBC is reminding employers of the need to identify, assess, and mitigate avalanche risks.

  • More B.C. businesses replacing the beep-beep-beep with a ‘white noise’ vehicle back-up alarm

    Published on: Dec 15, 2016

    More employers across B.C. are replacing the conventional, beep-beep-beep sounding vehicle back-up alarm with a “broadband” or “white noise” back-up alarm. The broadband alarm, which meets WorkSafeBC’s occupational health and safety requirements, uses the same cadence but broadcasts a range of frequencies, rather than a single frequency, as is typically used in a conventional back-up alarm.

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  • Road Safety At Work Week

    Fleet van or personal sedan: You are responsible for employee safety

  • Day of mourning — April 28

    Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning.

  • Bracing for winter

    Whether it's black ice or reduced daylight hours, winter brings demanding driving challenges. We explore how employers can help workers avoid the hazards.

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