WorkSafeBC announces preliminary premium rates for 2019Published on: July 16, 2018
WorkSafeBC announced today that the preliminary average base rate for 2019 will remain unchanged, at 1.55 percent of employers’ assessable payroll.
High temperatures put B.C. workers at risk of heat stressPublished on: June 20, 2018
With high temperatures forecast across the province this week, WorkSafeBC is alerting employers and outdoor workers of the risk of developing symptoms of heat stress this summer. Left untreated, heat stress can lead to injuries from heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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.
Ceremonies across B.C. remember workersPublished 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.
Video highlights risks of using shipping containers for purposes other than shippingPublished on: February 22, 2018
Combustible substances that vapourize combined with an ignition source can cause containers to explode with deadly force