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WorkSafeBC issues reminder about heat stress risk

WorkSafeBC is reminding employers and outdoor workers about the risk of developing heat stress, which can lead to heat exhaustion.
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WorkSafeBC makes changes to hard hat rules

WorkSafeBC is making changes to B.C.’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation on safety headgear. It will make job sites more inclusive for people who wear religious head coverings.
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Are your COVID safety plans good enough?

A construction site closure can happen even with the best COVID precautions and safety plans in place. Vigilance and due diligence are key.
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WorkSafeBC issues heat stress warning

WorkSafeBC is reminding employers and workers about the risk of developing symptoms of heat stress when working outdoors.
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Opposition to COVID-19 on workplace diseases list

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA), member of the Employers’ Forum, opposes the addition of COVID-19 to the list of workplace diseases by WorkSafeBC.
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WorkSafeBC premiums waived for CEWS employers

WorkSafeBC is waiving premiums for employers who are approved to receive the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for furloughed workers.
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Building trades call for COVID health public inquiry

The BC Building Trades Council is calling for a public inquiry into health and safety in the construction sector. BCBT represents 35,000 unionized workers.
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B.C. outlines plan to restart safely

British Columbians will move forward with safely restarting their province beginning in mid-May, according to a plan announced by Premier John Horgan.
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WorkSafeBC works with industry to ensure safety

WorkSafeBC is working with workers, employers, and industry associations to ensure construction sites are healthy and safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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B.C. construction sites open but with restrictions

The B.C. provincial health officer has clarified that the mass gatherings order during the current COVID-19 pandemic does not apply to construction sites.

Construction Business

Anne Naser named new WorkSafeBC CEO

Anne Naser has been named as the new president and CEO of WorkSafeBC after an extensive global search. She will officially assume the position June 3, 2019.
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Construction Business

Ceremonies across B.C. to honour lost workers

British Columbians are remembering workers who lost their lives on the job, at more than 35 Day of Mourning ceremonies around the province on April 28.
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B.C. Builders Code to improve worker retention

A new initiative called Builders Code aims to address B.C.’s skilled labour shortage by reducing harassment, bullying and hazing on construction worksites.
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WorkSafeBC launches impairment awareness

With recreational cannabis use legal, WorkSafeBC is launching an awareness campaign about workplace impairment for both employers and employees.
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Construction Business

Entry calls for ICBA’s Gord Stewart Award

The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) and WorkSafeBC are pleased to announce the 2018 Gord Stewart Construction Workplace Health and Safety Innovation Award is now open for entries.
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WorkSafeBC plan to reduce construction injuries

WorkSafeBC has released a new three-year plan to help employers reduce serious injuries in the construction sector. Falls from height is the highest risk.
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B.C. storage rack regulations take effect 2018

New resource guides help navigate the Occupational Health and Safety storage rack regulation coming into effect January 2018.