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Return To Work CSA Group Link

Click here to link to the CSA Group website, which provides information and resources related to mental health and the transition surrounding returning to work.

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Return To Work Great West Life Link

Please click here to link to Canadian insurance provider, Great West Life, an organization providing information and resources for maintaining good mental health in the workplace.

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Return to Work, the Curtis Weber Story WorkSafeBC Video

Curtis Weber was injured at work when he was 17 years old. In this WorkSafeBC video, created in partnership with WorkSafe Saskatchewan, Curtis, his family, and his friends tell his story of recovery and return to work.

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Return to Work, the Mike Rousselle Story WorkSafeBC Video

In 2009, Mike Rousselle was seriously injured in a workplace accident. In this video, Mike, his wife, and his employer share his difficult and inspiring journey of recovery and return to work.

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Substance Use & Impairment in the Workplace WorkSafeBC Link

Following the legalization of cannabis in Canada, policies and procedures on substance use and impairment in the workplace are encouraged. This WorkSafeBC webpage explains how substance-use impairment can affect a workplace, the responsibilities of workers and employers for managing impairment, and provides you with other relevant resources. Access this information here.

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WorkSafeBC’s Critical Incident Response (CIR) Program

The WorkSafeBC Critical Incident Response (CIR) Program is an early intervention initiative that provides critical incident intervention to workers and employers who have experienced a traumatic event in the workplace.

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First Aid Advisory: Naloxone, WorkSafeBC Link

The purpose of this first aid advisory is to provide information about the drug called naloxone and how the provision of naloxone may fit into an employer’s workplace emergency response plan. WorkSafeBC Link here.

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Workers Compensation & Claims Related Links

Links to various websites offering useful information and resources for assisting with common Worker’s Compensation & Claims related issues: • Employers’ Advisers Office (BC Ministry of Labour) • How to make an Activity Related Soft Tissue Disorder (RSI) Claim • Regulations On-line (WorkSafeBC of British Columbia) • Workers’ Advisers Office (BC Ministry of Labour) • WCB […]

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Reducing the Risk of Fires or Explosions When Spraying Flammable Products, WorkSafeBC Link

Spray-applied products often contain flammable ingredients that can ignite when mixed with air. The tips in this bulletin can help you prevent fires and explosions from airborne flammable products in the workplace. Download WorkSafeBC’s booklet here.

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Take Care: How to Develop and Implement a Workplace Violence Prevention Program

This WorkSafeBC guide enables employers and workers to implement a program to prevent violence in the workplace. It summarizes the relevant sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation that deal with: violence in the workplace how to conduct a risk assessment identifying the basic elements of a violence prevention program providing safe travel tips […]

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Joint Health and Safety Committee Fundamentals Participant Workbook

This workbook contains the resources and materials participants will need during the Joint Health and Safety Committee Fundamentals course.

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How to Make Your Computer Workstation Fit You

This WorkSafeBC guide acts as a self-help guide for workers. It will assist in identifying and solving problems with computer workstations. The guide includes: recommendations for reducing the likelihood of injury layout and lighting good posture organization of the work day space a checklist for assessing your computer workstation desk exercises to reduce muscle and […]

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Safe Work Practices for Handling Asbestos

This WorkSafeBC booklet describes the safe methods of handling all types of asbestos-containing materials. It discusses suitable work procedures for the removal, enclosure, and encapsulation of friable asbestos materials. Updated to include Regulatory changes that came into effect on May 1, 2017. This version reflects the following updates: regulation requirements who is qualified to deal […]

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Working Safely Around Electricity

This WorkSafe BC booklet explains the dangers of working around electricity on energized low-voltage equipment, and near high-voltage conductors. It is intended for supervisors and workers that work with or around electrical equipment, power lines, or are familiar with basic hazards of electrical contact. To read the full document on WorkSafeBC’s website, and to print, […]

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Preventing Heat Stress at Work

This WorkSafeBC booklet provides a basic overview of: job-related heat stress how to recognize and treat heat stress how to prevent heat stress Workers exposed to hot environments must be trained to prevent heat stress and recognize the early symptoms in themselves and co-workers. To read the full document on WorkSafeBc’s website, and to print, […]

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WHMIS 2015 – At Work

This WorkSafeBC booklet discusses general information about WHMIS 2015: summarizes key changes from the original WHMIS describes the four main elements of WHMIS 2015 classification labels safety data sheets education and training outlines the responsibilities of suppliers, employers, and workers To read the full document on WorkSafeBC’s website, and to print, click here (2.30 MB).

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A Hantavirus Exposure Control Program for Employers and Workers

This WorkSafeBC booklet is intended for employers and workers who may come into contact with rodents, or rodent droppings, while on the job. It contains guidelines for employers on preventing hantavirus infections and establishing an exposure control program (ECP). This will help to minimize potential worker exposure to rodents, or rodent droppings, contaminated with hantavirus. […]

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Toward a Respectful Workplace: Preventing and Addressing Workplace Bullying and Harassment

This WorkSafeBC handbook intends to help employers, workers, and supervisors meet their occupational health and safety duties, as they relate to workplace bullying and harassment. To read the full document, and to print, click here. 

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Controlling Exposure: Protecting Workers from Infectious Disease WorkSafeBC

This WorkSafeBC booklet describes common infectious diseases, how they are spread, and explains how workers can prevent disease transmission and protect themselves. To read the full document on WorkSafeBC’s website, and to print, click here.

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Reporting Incidents to WorkSafeBC

As an employer, you are responsible for immediately notifying us when certain workplace incidents occur.  Incidents such as when a worker is seriously injured or killed on the job, a building collapses, or there is a major release of a hazardous substance. Incidents requiring immediate notification When there is an incident immediate notification ensures quick […]

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There’s Been An Incident, Now What?

This page is a curated list of resources to help you with incident investigations, reporting and returning to work. Employers are responsible for investigating certain incidents or near misses that take place in the workplace and submitting an investigation report to WorkSafeBC. These investigations help employers and WorkSafeBC determine why an incident happened and what […]

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Safety in Entertainment Awards

The six awards recognize individuals and organizations who were ambassadors and pioneers for safety over the course of the year in the arts and entertainment industries. We are calling on you to nominate co-workers, organizations, and individuals that you feel prioritized safety within the industries that Actsafe supports. If you have any questions, please contact […]

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Announcing Actsafe’s New Safety in Entertainment Awards

Actsafe is happy to announce that we are launching the inaugural Actsafe Safety in Entertainment Awards. The six awards will recognize individuals and organizations who were ambassadors and pioneers for safety in 2019 in the arts and entertainment industries. We are calling on you to nominate co-workers, organizations, and individuals that you feel prioritized safety […]

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But We’ve Already Had One Orientation; Do We Need Another?

Written by Anand Kanna, Manager of Motion Picture Programs and Services, Actsafe Safety Association. To get in touch with Anand; anandkanna@actsafe.ca or call 604 733 4682 Ext. 120. Most employers in motion picture and television realize the importance and the need for delivering an orientation to their workers. And for the most part, employers and supervisors are […]

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