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What's New

Revised guidelines

Revised guideline effective April 27, 2016

Revised guideline to the Workers Compensation Act effective April 27, 2016

Revised guideline

New guideline effective April 21, 2016

Revised guideline

New guideline effective March 18, 2016

Revised guideline to the Workers Compensation Act effective March 18, 2016

Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning - April 28
Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. More information.

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Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week May 1-7

Challenge yourself and your co-workers to promote safety in a way that no company or orgnization has ever done before. More information.

mobile crane

Mobile crane requirements for planning and operation — Plan the lift, and lift to the plan

Every mobile crane lift is potentially hazardous and must be planned and carried out safely, according to the requirements of the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

stepladder

Is this the right tool for the job? Stepladder safety in construction

This toolbox meeting guide describes step-ladder safety to reduce the risk of falling.

regulatory amendments

New video series focuses on bullying and harassment in construction

This video series highlights the character and pride of workers in construction, and shows the impact of bullying and harassment on workers in the industry. These videos were created in partnership with the BC Building Trades and Construction Labour Relations Association of BC.

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Asbestos in Construction

View or download this three-part video series.

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WHMIS 2015

The changes to WHMIS result in new standardized hazard classification criteria, a few new label requirements, and material safety data sheets (MSDS) will be replaced by safety data sheets (SDS).

Partners Program

Certificate of Recognition (COR) - Partners Program

Find out how employers can earn valuable rewards and rebates by practicing good safety management.