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Prevent Bullying and Harassment in Construction

This video series is available for free download.

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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

Revised guideline

New guideline effective April 21, 2016

2016 consultation re: Joint Committees changes

2016 Consultation re: Joint Committees Changes

The Board of Directors approved consultation regarding the proposed changes to the OHSR resulting from Bill 35 and the Coroner’s Recommendations.

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.


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.


Upper Island Safety Conference and Trade Show - May 30-31

This safety conference and trade show is ideal for safety committee members, managers, safety officers, and safety business owners. To learn more and register, visit the conference website.


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).

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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