Category: Managing risks & hazards

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.”

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.

“Many workplaces don’t have a very good fire safety plan,” says Ray Roch, director of BC’s Fire Inspection and Prevention Initiative (FIPI). “We needed to put together some materials to help organizations develop fire safety plans…