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Worker on scissor lift electrocuted

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Incident Awareness

Recent Incidents

  • Head lacerated when traffic control person struck
  • Bone broken in 8-foot fall onto rocks
  • More recent incidents


  • Fin fish farm worker died when crew vessel struck buoy
  • Worker driving pickup died in collision with logging truck
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What's New

New/revised guidelines

Revised Prevention policy effective April 1, 2014

R5.48-1 Chemical and Biological Substances - Occupational Exposure Limits

New/revised guidelines

Revised guideline effective April 1, 2014

Revised guideline effective March 24, 2014

Revised guideline effective February 26, 2014

new inspection report

Our inspection report has changed
Learn more about the improvements we've made to our workplace inspection report based on feedback from employers.

Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning
April 28, 2014

The Day of Mourning ceremony will be held at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver on Monday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. All are invited to attend and pay tribute to fallen workers.


Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week
May 4 to 10, 2014

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


Safety by Design Symposium
May 22, 2014 - Vancouver, B.C.

This symposium will bring together international and local experts to share their knowledge, experience, challenges and successes on safety/prevention by design in construction, healthcare, utilities, forestry and decision making.

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Upper Island Safety Conference and Trade Show
May 26 to 29, 2014 - Campbell River, B.C.

This safety conference and trade show is ideal for safety committee members, managers, safety officers, and safety business owners.

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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