News & events
A message to B.C. employersPublished on: Apr 16, 2018
April 28 has been designated the national Day of Mourning, a time when we all come together to remember those who have lost their lives due to work-related incidents or occupational diseases. Last year 158 workers died as a result of their work.
Consultation on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety RegulationPublished on: Apr 11, 2018
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is requesting feedback on the proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
2018 NAOSH Week B.C.: Make Safety a HabitPublished on: Apr 06, 2018
The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week (also known as Safety and Health Week) is an annual, continent-wide event where employers, workers, and all partners in occupational health and safety collaborate to promote injury and illness prevention in the workplace.
March/April issue of WorkSafe MagazinePublished on: Mar 28, 2018
Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on risk control at a Vancouver Island bison ranch; emergency-response training in Sicamous; and training young workers in the finishing trades.
WorkSafeBC Ammonia Inspection Initiative updatePublished on: Feb 26, 2018
Between November 20 and December 31, 2017, WorkSafeBC officers conducted the first phase of a three-phase ammonia inspection initiative.
Video highlights risks of using shipping containers for purposes other than shippingPublished on: Feb 22, 2018
Combustible substances that vapourize combined with an ignition source can cause containers to explode with deadly force
Work-related motor vehicle crashes leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in B.C.Published on: Feb 21, 2018
Take action March 5 – 9 - Road Safety At Work Week
Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule (PDES) 2017 ReviewPublished on: Feb 13, 2018
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper on the PDES 2017 Review with options and draft policies to stakeholders for comment.
Consultation on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety RegulationPublished on: Feb 09, 2018
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is requesting feedback on three proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
2018 – 2020 Policy Priorities WorkplansPublished on: Feb 08, 2018
At their January meeting, the Board of Directors approved the Policy, Regulation and Research Division’s 2018 – 2020 Policy Priorities Workplans. These workplans encompass policy priorities relating to compensation, occupational disease, assessments and occupational health and safety.