“The humble ladder: everybody just looks at it and thinks that’s the tool to grab.” Construction industry specialist Kathy Tull told me this when I asked her about people’s attitudes toward ladders. She and her team at WorkSafeBC are working with the construction sector to focus on ladder safety to help prevent injuries caused by […]
“Because skiing is obviously seasonal, too often we jump back into it thinking we were in the same shape as the end of the previous season, and we can get hurt.”
More than half of all injuries suffered by firefighers in BC occur away from emergency scenes. Of these, one-third happen in fire halls.
People who work outside are more likely to develop skin cancer – 2.5 to 3.5 times higher than other people.
Risk advisories are a way for WorkSafeBC to share information on lesser-known risks that aren’t necessarily found in claims data – before they result in an injury to a worker.
A 31-year-old man died on a residential construction site in Coquitlam, BC, on Feb. 23 when a trench collapsed on him.
They may seem pretty funny at first – but it’s really tragic to think of all the loved ones, co-workers, clients, and other people who are affected when things go sideways (literally).
“The primary goal of this open data is for people to be more aware of the types of injuries that occur and to put efforts forward to prevent these types of things from occurring in the future.”
New tool makes data-sharing easier between employers and other safety stakeholders in BC.
“The shared ideas and feedback meant that everyone had a voice, and participants could see where there was commonality or differences with others on a particular topic.”