WorkSafeBC raising awareness about impairment in the workplacePublished on: October 16, 2018
WorkSafeBC is launching an awareness campaign to educate employers and workers about impairment in the workplace, as the legalization of recreational cannabis takes effect October 17.
Frontline health care assistants meet in Victoria for third annual Hearts and Hands conferencePublished on: October 03, 2018
More than 170 health care assistants (HCAs) are meeting today at the third annual Hearts and Hands conference in Victoria to focus on the health and wellbeing of HCAs.
New safety videos highlight risks of working in kitchensPublished on: September 14, 2018
More than 60 per cent of injury claims in the food-service industry involve kitchen workers, who routinely work with tools and equipment that, used improperly, can cause serious injury. In the B.C. restaurant industry alone, there were 269 serious injuries in restaurants in 2017 and 47 per cent of those happened to kitchen workers.
WorkSafeBC completes investigation into tragic event at Fernie Memorial Arena in 2017Published on: August 29, 2018
WorkSafeBC has completed its incident investigation report (IIR) into a catastrophic ammonia release at the Fernie Memorial Arena. On Oct. 17, 2017, three workers lost their lives while performing maintenance on ice-making equipment at the arena.
Hearing-test data reveals steady rise in hearing loss among oil and gas drilling workersPublished on: August 22, 2018
WorkSafeBC is raising concerns about an increase in hearing loss among workers in the oil and gas drilling sector and is alerting employers and workers with a new safety bulletin.