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Safety is Personal: An Employer's Story

This video is available for free download.

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Incident Awareness

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  • Head and upper body injured when faller struck by tree
  • Spine fractured when worker struck by collapsing wall
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  • Ranch worker died when struck by charging cow
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What's New

updated guidelines

Updated guidelines effective September 19, 2014

  • G-D1-108-7 Jurisdiction over mines
  • G8.24-1 Alternative standard for high visibility apparel
  • G21.75 Unfired explosives
public consultation

Consultation on proposed changes to the Occupational Health and Safety policy regarding high risk violations (D12-196-2)

At their July 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors approved the release of a discussion paper and proposed changes to the policy regarding high risk violations for consultation. Feedback will be accepted until October 17, 2014.

safety conference

Vancouver Island Safety Conference
October 4, 2014

The conference explores safety leadership, will expand on last year's personal health topics, and address how woodlands and wood products manufacturing operations can lead the way to a healthy future.

Open Data Centre

WorkSafeBC introduces open data

Use our new open data centre to get injury rates, claim costs, and prevention statistics for your industry.



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