WorkSafeBC Home

Browse news releases from our Media Relations team. Media backgrounders on key WorkSafeBC topics are also available.

News releases

  • WorkSafeBC increasing inspections in the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions

    WorkSafeBC is conducting enhanced COVID-19 inspections and consultations at workplaces in the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise.

    News release
    Published on: Nov 10, 2020
  • Plan ahead for safe driving in winter conditions

    In many parts of the province, drivers are beginning to experience winter conditions and snowfall on the roads. With the forecast of La Niña, a climate phenomenon that results in abnormally cooler temperatures, B.C. is set to experience a colder and wetter winter than previous years. The Winter Driving Safety Alliance is urging motorists, workers and employers to prepare for winter driving conditions with its annual Shift into Winter campaign.

    News release
    Published on: Nov 03, 2020
  • WorkSafeBC announces preliminary average premium rates for 2021

    WorkSafeBC announced today that the preliminary average base rate for 2021 will remain unchanged at 1.55 percent of employers’ assessable payroll. This will be the fourth year in a row that the average base rate has remained at this level, consistent with WorkSafeBC’s goal of keeping rates stable.

    News release
    Published on: Sep 23, 2020
  • High temperatures prompt heat stress warning for B.C. workers

    With high temperatures in many parts of the province, WorkSafeBC is reminding employers and workers about the risk of developing symptoms of heat stress when working outdoors. Left untreated, heat stress can lead to injuries from heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

    News release
    Published on: Jul 28, 2020
  • Campaign urging drivers to slow down and pay attention at Cone Zones

    The annual Cone Zone campaign kicks off in July to improve the safety of people working along the roadside. The campaign urges employers, workers, and drivers to do their part to prevent injuries and deaths of roadside workers.

    News release
    Published on: Jul 08, 2020