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Workers’ exposure to asbestos must stop, says WorkSafeBC

Published on: August 14, 2017

WorkSafeBC is ramping up its direction to asbestos-abatement, demolition, and general contractors to stop exposing construction workers to asbestos and to meet their legal obligation to manage asbestos safely and responsibly.

WorkSafeBC launches young worker safety campaign

Published on: July 19, 2017

WorkSafeBC is reaching out to both employers of young workers and young workers themselves to be vigilant about workplace safety. Between 2012 and 2016, more than 32,000 young workers aged 15 to 24 were injured on the job; of those more than 3,600 were seriously injured — an average of 14 per week.

VPD steps up enforcement in support of roadside worker safety

Published on: May 15, 2017

Today, the Vancouver Police Department is partnering with the Work Zone Safety Alliance and WorkSafeBC to kick off the seventh annual B.C. Cone Zone Campaign with an enforcement blitz at a roadside worksite on Burrard Street in Vancouver. Last year, one roadside worker died on the job and 21 were injured and missed time at work.

Ceremonies across B.C. remember workers

Published on: April 28, 2017

Today, thousands of workers, families, employers and union members are remembering those who lost their lives on the job with ceremonies across British Columbia.

New data shows young construction workers less likely to wear hearing protection

Published on: February 23, 2017

New 2016 data from WorkSafeBC indicates young construction workers are less likely to wear hearing protection at work compared to other age groups in the same industry. In addition, young workers in construction are less likely to wear hearing protection as compared to young workers in other industries, such as manufacturing and primary resources.