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Spot the Hazards Instagram Contest

Young workers face a unique set of challenges in the workplace. Apart from learning new skills, it’s important to know your rights at work and the health and safety regulations in your industry so that you can stay safe on the job.

For most young people, work can seem intimidating at first. You want to make a good first impression by showing your co-workers and your boss that you know what you’re doing. But you have the right to go home safe at the end of your shift; talking about safety at work, asking for training, and bringing up concerns are key to making sure you do.

We want young workers to speak up

If you see something that isn’t safe, talk to your boss. To help you identify common hazards in the workplace, participate in our #SpotTheHazards contest and build your awareness of common health and safety hazards, and what to look for in different industries.

The contest runs from November 2, 2020 at 09:30 until November 6, 2020 at 23:59 (Pacific Standard Time) on Instagram. Here’s how you can join and get a chance to win a $100 Apple gift card:

  1. Follow @worksafebc on Instagram
  2. Answer at least one poll in our #SpotTheHazards Instagram stories
  3. Bonus entry: tag two friends in the Instagram in-feed post

The winner will be sent a Direct Message (DM) via Instagram on November 9, 2020. View the complete rules and regulations.

Everyone has the right to a safe and healthy workplace. Listen to your gut, and talk to your boss if something isn’t safe. Here are some tips on how you can talk to your boss about safety.

Know your rights at work:

  • Right to know: You have the right to know how to protect yourself from hazards at work. So, if you don’t know how to do something, ask your boss (or supervisor) for help.
  • Right to speak up: You have the right to speak up at work about safety concerns. So, if you notice something’s unsafe, talk to your boss (or supervisor) about it.
  • Right to refuse: You have the right to refuse unsafe work. So, if you’re asked do to something dangerous, tell your boss (or supervisor) you won’t do it.
  • Talk to someone: If there are questions or concerns about safety in the workplace that an employer is ignoring, WorkSafeBC can help you determine how best to approach the issue. Call 604.276.3100 in the Lower Mainland, or toll-free at 1.888.621.7233.

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Contest rules and conditions


To enter the Spot the Hazard Instagram Contest (“the Contest”), at the time of entry you must be a resident of British Columbia and at least 18 years old.

Employees of WorkSafeBC and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child and sibling) are not eligible to enter the Contest.

WorkSafeBC reserves the right to request verification of these eligibility criteria from entrants at any time.

How to enter

There is no purchase necessary to enter the Contest. To enter, complete the following steps on Instagram:

  • Follow @WorkSafeBC on Instagram; and
  • Participate in at least one Spot the Hazard Instagram story “poll”
  • Bonus entry: Get a bonus entry by tagging two or more friends in the comments section of the Instagram Spot the Hazard in-feed post.

Users can participate in as many Spot the Hazard Instagram story polls as many times as they wish, but their participation will only be counted as one Contest entry. Users will also need to follow @WorkSafeBC on Instagram to be eligible to win. The bonus entry will be counted as a second Contest entry, increasing your chances of winning. Each entrant is limited to one bonus entry. You will indemnify WorkSafeBC from any and all liability or copyright, trademark or other intellectual property infringement claims which may arise from your bonus entry.

Entrants shall not provide any personally identifying information other than Instagram usernames (including without limitation name, birthdate, contact information or any images including photos or videos) in their entries.

By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by the Contest rules.

By entering the Contest you agree that WorkSafeBC may share your entry, including your username, publicly and feature your entry on WorkSafeBC social media profiles without notice or compensation to you and for an unlimited period of time.

WorkSafeBC is not responsible for any late, lost, stolen, illegible, incomplete, destroyed or misdirected entries, or for any other circumstance that may limit an individual’s ability to participate in the Contest or otherwise affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal course of the Contest, including without limitation technical problems, internet or equipment failure, viruses, computer bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or any other cause beyond the control of WorkSafeBC. WorkSafeBC is not responsible for any human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing or selection of entries.

Contest period

The Contest is open from November 2, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., and closes at 23:59 Pacific Standard Time on November 6, 2020.

Selection of winning entries

WorkSafeBC will select by random draw one winning entry on the following date: November 9, 2020.

The selected winner will be notified by WorkSafeBC within 48 hours by direct message on Instagram using the social media account used by the entrant for the entry. If the winner does not respond within five days of the first attempted contact, then WorkSafeBC will select by random draw another entry to be the winning entry.

To be declared a winner, the selected entrant must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question.

WorkSafeBC will verify compliance with the Contest Rules of the selected entry before a prize is awarded. Any entry that, in the sole discretion of WorkSafeBC, is not in compliance with the Contest Rules or is incomplete, altered, illegible, mutilated, copied, forged, fraudulent, or irregular in any way will not be eligible to receive a prize and WorkSafeBC will select by random draw another entry to be the winning entry.


If your entry is selected by WorkSafeBC as the winning entry, you will receive one $100 Apple gift card.

You must accept this prize as awarded, and cannot transfer, substitute, exchange or redeem for cash this prize. WorkSafeBC reserves the right to make prize substitutions of equivalent monetary value. WorkSafeBC will pay the costs to deliver the prize to the winner’s home address.

General rules

Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries.

WorkSafeBC reserves the right to exclude from its Instagram feed any Contest entry that does not comply with these Contest Rules or for any reason that WorkSafeBC determines in its sole discretion without notice at any time.

By participating in this Contest, you acknowledge that you become a Contest entrant. You further acknowledge that your entry information, namely your Instagram username, is being collected by WorkSafeBC solely for the purposes of administering this Contest, determining Contest eligibility, and drawing a Contest winner. If your entry is selected by WorkSafeBC as the winning entry, WorkSafeBC will request and collect your personal contact information, solely for the purposes of arranging prize delivery. WorkSafeBC is authorized to collect your entry information and the winner’s personal contact information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Entrants can contact the WorkSafeBC FIPP Office at PO Box 2310 Stn Terminal, Vancouver, BC V6B 3W5,by telephone at 604.279.8171, or by email at with questions about the collection of personal information or for further information.

Decisions of WorkSafeBC regarding the Contest, administration of the Contest and these Contest Rules is final and binding on all entrants.

WorkSafeBC may cancel, terminate or suspend the Contest in whole or in part for any reason at its sole discretion.

By entering the Contest, entrants agree to Instagram’s terms of use and release Instagram from all responsibility for loss or damage of any kind resulting from the Contest. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

The Contest is subject to the laws of British Columbia. This Contest is void where prohibited by law. Any person who enters or attempts to enter the Contest in a manner contrary to these Contest Rules or which is otherwise disruptive to the proper operation of the Contest or by its nature unjust to other entrants or potential entrants or for any other reason at the sole discretion of WorkSafeBC will be rejected and that person will be disqualified from the Contest by WorkSafeBC without notice.