Category: Managing risks & hazards

Falls are one of the leading causes of injuries to B.C. construction workers – and falls from ladders are the cause behind most construction-related falls.  “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 […]

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.

“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.”