10 12, 2018

Know your responsibilities when dealing with asbestos on your job sites

By |December 10th, 2018|Occupational Health & Safety|

The following article has been contributed by WorkSafeBC. Asbestos exposure remains the leading cause of occupational disease in the province. Those with the highest risk of exposure are maintenance, custodial and contract workers hired for repairs or renovations in and around commercial buildings. Under the Workers Compensation Act, commercial property owners are required to [...]

15 10, 2018

What should employers know when cannabis becomes legal this week?

By |October 15th, 2018|In The News, Occupational Health & Safety|

Ready or not, recreational cannabis will become legal in Canada on Wednesday, Oct. 17. To help employers prepare for the legalization of cannabis, there are a number of resources available online, such as The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) whitepaper, Workplace Strategies: Risk of Impairment from Cannabis, which provides guidance on [...]

23 04, 2018

Day of Mourning

By |April 23rd, 2018|Occupational Health & Safety|

April 28 has been designated the national Day of Mourning, a time when we come together to remember those who have lost their lives due to work-related incidents or occupational diseases. Last year, 158 workers from a variety of industries died as a result of their work. Sadly, in a recent three-week period alone, [...]

26 03, 2018

WorkSafeBC warns about risk of pentane gas fires and explosions

By |March 26th, 2018|In The News, Occupational Health & Safety|

WorkSafeBC recently published a new safety bulletin about reducing the risk of pentane gas fires and explosions. Expanded polystyrene is a synthetic foam material that has a wide range of uses in many industries. Applications include: insulation in buildings (especially cold storage buildings); piping; concrete formwork; wine tanks; wharf and float manufacturing; and applications [...]

19 02, 2018

Have your say about proposed amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

By |February 19th, 2018|Occupational Health & Safety|

WorkSafeBC's Policy, Regulation and Research Division is requesting feedback on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. The consultation phase provides stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback prior to the proposed amendments being taken to public hearing in fall of 2018. There are three regulatory amendment packages under review. Part 8, Personal Protective [...]