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VPD steps up enforcement in support of roadside-worker safety

Published 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.

Ceremonies across B.C. remember workers

Published on: April 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.

WorkSafeBC releases three-year strategy to reduce serious injuries in the manufacturing sector

Published on: February 07, 2018

WorkSafeBC has released a new three-year plan to help employers reduce serious injuries in the manufacturing sector. The 2018-2020 Manufacturing High-Risk Strategy is designed to assist employers in strengthening their safety management system by focusing on risk reduction — taking a two-pronged approach of inspections and employer self-evaluations.