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Safety Spotlight

combustible wood dust resources

Combustible Wood Dust

Inspections and industry resources

Incident Awareness

Recent Incidents

  • Bones fractured when faller struck by logs
  • Worker burned when sprayed by 70 degree Celsius water
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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

accident investigation

No injuries in explosions at pellet mill
This accident investigation report details the causes and underlying factors of an explosion at a wood pellet mill in 2012.

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.

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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.

Sawmills - Inspections & Industry Resources

The tragic explosions and fires in two B.C. sawmills have caused significant concerns for this industry. WorkSafeBC will continue to provide updates and information regarding orders and inspections, investigations, and industry resources.