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Keeping lone workers safe

Published on: May 17, 2019

Earlier this month, a hotel worker in Victoria was assaulted, tied up, and robbed in the early hours of the morning. This disturbing event is an example of the risks of working alone. WorkSafeBC is reminding employers that you are responsible for the health and safety of your workers, including having a system in place to ensure your workers are safe when they are working alone.

Rate consultations sessions

Published on: May 14, 2019

Join us and other employers in your region to learn more about the 2020 preliminary rates, injury trends in B.C., and what you can do to reduce injuries, claim costs, and your insurance rate.

Streamlined home page coming soon

Published on: May 10, 2019

Later this month, we’re tweaking the home page to put an increased focus on the top services and tasks for workers and employers.

2019–2021 Policy Workplans

Published on: May 08, 2019

At their April meeting, the Board of Directors approved the Policy, Regulation and Research Division’s 2019 – 2021 Policy Workplans. These workplans include policy priorities relating to compensation, occupational disease, assessments and occupational health and safety.

Ensuring tower crane safety

Published on: May 07, 2019

On Saturday April 27, 2019, a tower crane being dismantled in Seattle’s core collapsed onto a public street. Tragically, four people were killed and more were injured. This event is a stark reminder of the catastrophic risk and devastating consequences when something goes wrong involving a tower crane.

New resources to help prevent noise-induced hearing loss

Published on: April 08, 2019

Noise-induced hearing loss is a serious, preventable workplace injury. Check out these new resources to learn more about the causes of noise-induced hearing loss and what you can do to keep yourself and your workers safe on the job.

March/April issue of WorkSafe Magazine

Published on: April 05, 2019

Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on preventing bullying and harassment in construction, the risks of aging equipment, and prototyping a new body armour for arborists.

Food trucks can pose explosion risk

Published on: March 06, 2019

Food trucks primarily use propane to fuel cooking and other equipment. Explosions can occur when propane leaks from equipment or a fuel tank, builds up in a truck and ignites.

January/February issue of WorkSafe Magazine

Published on: February 15, 2019

Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on asbestos removal, on-site decontamination for firefighters, and understanding foot pain.

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