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Reporting Incidents to WorkSafeBC

Reporting incidents to WorkSafeBC As an employer, you are responsible for immediately notifying us when certain workplace incidents occur, 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 […]

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WorkSafeBC Bullying and Harassment Video

WorkSafeBC video explaining workplace bullying and harassment and the legal duties in BC for workers, employers, and supervisors.

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WorkSafeBC Notice of Project (NOP)

Before starting work activity on certain projects, owners, prime contractors, and/or employers are required by the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation to send WorkSafeBC written notice. You can do this online with WorkSafeBC’s Notice of Project (NOP) form. How much notice they require depends on the type of project you’re planning. Complete and submit your […]

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Reducing the Risk of Propane Explosions in Food Trucks WorkSafeBC Bulletin

Explosions in food trucks can occur when propane leaks from equipment or a fuel tank, builds up inside a truck, and ignites. Food truck explosions have occurred in multiple locations in Canada and worldwide. The risk grows as the number of food trucks continues to rise, although the risk is preventable. This bulletin discusses how […]

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Preparing for Cannabis Legalization WorkSafeBC Primer

Current regulations prohibit workers from being impaired while they work and require employers to remove impaired workers from the workplace. This is currently the law in B.C. and would remain the law with the legalization of cannabis. Read WorkSafeBC’s primer to learn more about the regulatory requirements related to impairment and how employers can develop policies […]

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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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Exposure Registry WorkSafeBC Program (Form 41M1)

Sometimes workers know they have had exposure to a harmful substance at work. Yet they experience no immediate ill effects, as many occupational diseases are latent and only develop if there have been long periods of exposure. Often, symptoms may not present themselves for years. WorkSafeBC’s Registry allows you to record any workplace exposure you […]

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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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Safety Spotlight WorkSafeBC Newsletter – AED Article

Beyond the lights and glamour of motion pictures and the performing arts, it’s sometimes easy to forget production sets are worksites too. And just like at any workplace, heart attacks leading to cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anytime. This 2014 Safety Spotlight article by WorkSafeBC provides important info to protect against and prevent this […]

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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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Reducing the Risk of Pentane Gas Fires and Explosions for Users of Expanded Polystyrene Foam WorkSafeBC Bulletin

This bulletin gives an overview of EPS foam and its uses, explains the pentane gas hazard, and discusses steps you can take as an employer to reduce the risk of fires and explosions.

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First Aid Patient Assessment (WorkSafeBC Form 55M60)

This WorkSafeBC form is for first aid attendants to assess injured or ill workers. A record of all injuries and manifestations of disease reported or treated must be maintained by the employer. Occupational First Aid Patient Assessment.

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Carbon Monoxide Exposure During Film Shoots WorkSafeBC Bulletin

This bulletin discusses the hazards of carbon monoxide exposure during film shoots and how to manage the risks. It outlines what employers must do in planning shoots and training workers and supervisors, as well as maintaining equipment, conducting assessments, and implementing controls. It also outlines the need to coordinate work activities and support the joint […]

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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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WorkSafeBC Insurance Coverage for Motion Picture Productions Fact Sheet

This fact sheet has been created to help employers (i.e., production companies) ensure that their employees and service providers are covered by some form of WorkSafeBC insurance, to protect the production against liability if an accident happens. Please note that Actsafe is providing this fact sheet as a general guideline only. While the information provided […]

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Personal Optional Protection (POP) Info Sheet WorkSafeBC Link

POP is the WorkSafeBC’s Personal Option Protection insurance plan. This info sheet will help you understand if you may be eligible for coverage. WorkSafeBC Personal Option Protection POP Infosheet PDF

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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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How to Implement a Formal Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Program WorkSafeBC Guide

This WorkSafeBC booklet will help employers, workers, and joint health and safety committees develop and maintain an effective occupational health and safety (OHS) program. It was updated to include Regulatory changes related to joint health and safety committees that came into effect on April 3, 2017. To read the full document on WorkSafeBC’s website, and […]

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