News & events
2018–2020 Policy WorkplansPublished on: Nov 16, 2017
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared draft Policy Workplans for stakeholder review and comment. These workplans encompass proposed policy priorities relating to compensation, occupational disease, assessments and occupational health and safety.
WorkSafeBC Ammonia Inspection InitiativePublished on: Nov 09, 2017
From now until December 31, WorkSafeBC will be conducting an inspection initiative focused on risk assessment, exposure control plans, and work procedures, as well as emergency response and evacuation plans for ammonia exposure.
Nov/Dec issue of WorkSafe MagazinePublished on: Nov 07, 2017
Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on keeping safe on the night shift; tarping injuries in transportation; and how to get ready for new regulations on storage racks.
Broadband alarm surveyPublished on: Oct 19, 2017
We’re looking to understand the effect alarm signals may have on worker safety, and to understand perceptions workers may have about the broadband signal.
Proposed policy amendments regarding prior shoulder dislocationsPublished on: Oct 17, 2017
At their meeting on September 19, 2017, the Board of Directors approved the release of a discussion paper with options and proposed policy amendments to stakeholders for comment.
Drivers urged to Be Truck Aware to reduce crashes caused by unsafe actions around large commercial trucksPublished on: Oct 17, 2017
One-in-five traffic fatalities in B.C. occur in crashes involving large commercial vehicles. Studies show that the majority of car-truck fatalities are caused by passenger vehicle drivers.
WorkSafeBC warning homeowners about the dangers of asbestosPublished on: Oct 16, 2017
WorkSafeBC is urging owners of pre-1990s homes to talk to their contractor about asbestos before starting home renovations or a demolition.
Frontline health workers gather for first-ever Vancouver conferencePublished on: Oct 03, 2017
Hearts and Hands event targets highest injury occupation in B.C.
Winter 2016 data shows a 10 percent increase in motor vehicle casualty crashes where driving too fast for the conditions was a contributing factorPublished on: Oct 02, 2017
Last winter's extreme conditions contributed to a 10 percent increase in motor vehicle casualty crashes in B.C. between October and December, where driving too fast for the conditions was a contributing factor. This is a 10 percent increase from 2015, when 570 casualty crashes occurred, as compared to 626 in 2016 (police-attended crashes, 2012–2016).
WorkSafeBC announces preliminary premium rates for 2018Published on: Sep 29, 2017
WorkSafeBC announced today that the preliminary average base rate for 2018 will be 1.55 percent of employers’ assessable payroll.