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.”
What’s unique about this industry is that an “employee” could refer to a brother, daughter, or other family member. Since 2009, there have been 11 fatalities and 134 serious injuries related to equipment and machinery in BC.
BC Council on Substance Abuse is hosting Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace – Wrestling with the Elephant in the Room March 10 – 12, 2015 in Kelowna, BC, Canada.