News & events
Rate consultation sessionsPublished on: May 16, 2018
Join us and other employers in your region to learn more about the 2019 proposed rates for your industry, injury trends in British Columbia, and what you can do to reduce injuries, claim costs, and your insurance rate.
VPD steps up enforcement in support of roadside-worker safetyPublished on: May 14, 2018
Today, the Vancouver Police Department is partnering with the Work Zone Safety Alliance and WorkSafeBC to kick off the eighth annual B.C. Cone Zone Campaign, with an enforcement blitz at a roadside worksite between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Fraser Street and East 28th, Vancouver (see map below). The B.C. Cone Zone Campaign coincides with the increase in roadside work throughout the province in the spring and summer running until the end of August.
Working during flood seasonPublished on: May 14, 2018
There is currently a high risk of flooding in many areas of B.C. This is due to a heavy snowpack that is rapidly melting, mixed with plugged or frozen culverts. In areas recently burned by wildfire, the flood risk can be even greater due to the soil’s reduced ability to absorb water. Heavy snowmelt also increases the risk of landslides and debris in rivers and creeks, road and bridge washouts, and dangerous erosion.
Fatigue Risk Management SymposiumPublished on: May 07, 2018
You're invited to attend the Fatigue Risk Management Symposium on June 7 to learn how to mitigate and manage fatigue-related risk in the workplace.
Workplace impairment: A primer on preparing for cannabis legalizationPublished on: May 07, 2018
To help employers prepare for the possible legalization of cannabis, WorkSafeBC has prepared an information primer that summarizes the regulatory requirements related to workplace impairment.
Ceremonies across B.C. remember workersPublished on: Apr 28, 2018
Thousands of workers, families, union members and employers are remembering those who lost their lives on the job with 40 ceremonies across British Columbia this weekend. Today’s Vancouver ceremony is at Jack Poole Plaza starting at 11:45 a.m., and is jointly hosted by the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED), the Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC) and WorkSafeBC. The Olympic Cauldron will be lit at 10 a.m.
Review of WorkSafeBC Rehabilitation and Claims Services policiesPublished on: Apr 25, 2018
In January 2018, the WorkSafeBC Board of Directors retained an external consultant, Paul Petrie, to conduct a review of the WorkSafeBC Rehabilitation and Claims Services policies.
Prior Shoulder DislocationsPublished on: Apr 20, 2018
On March 29, 2018, the Board of Directors approved amendments to Item C3-16.10, Pre-Existing Conditions − Specific Injuries, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II (RS&CM).
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.
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.