They’re travelling different roads — quite literally — to deliver their message about young worker safety. WorkSafeBC’s Young/New Worker and Small Business team, led by manager Glen McIntosh, has been driving on mountain roads and connecting via the Internet to reach people who may not find it easy to attend safety events in person. I wrote […]
Includes new information on driver behaviour, assessing risks, and ergonomics for avoiding MSI.
These tips from Tanya Steele will help you get the job done. Tanya is a safety trainer and advisor who leads sessions on Rejuvenating your Safety Committee.
Students improve their language skills while covering topics such as refusing unsafe work, using personal protective equipment, applying for jobs, and more.
Tractors and other mobile equipment are among the biggest hazards – both to people operating them and to any kids living and playing in the places they’re used.
Teacher Raviv Boudin says it was very powerful. He’s describing what it was like for students to hear the story of WorkSafeBC speaker Michael Lovett, who lost his leg in a sawmill accident in 1999 when he was 18. Michael spoke at Stein Valley Nlakapamux School in Lytton, BC to 25 students who also watched […]
As our population ages, there is an increased need for home support that helps people remain independent as long as possible. This group of workers is injured more often than any other occupation in BC.
In 2015 alone, seven people – including four kids – died in Canada after being entrapped in grain.
Three young workers lives ended in the last year in separate log hauling fatalities in British Columbia.
“They express fear about losing their jobs over refusing unsafe work. They want to know who they can talk to if their supervisor isn’t responsive to their concerns… Generally, they just want to know how the system applies to them once they get out there in the field.”