Category: Health & safety culture

Photo of youths at a science exhibit where a hammer smashes safety helmets

A new interactive exhibit created by Science World and WorkSafeBC lets visitors get hands-on with safety. This video shows how and why they made it.  How is the world around us designed for safety? What is it like to experience hearing loss? How does a helmet protect your head if a hammer drops on it? […]

Photo of crowd waving at stage at live concert

Many venues in the live event industry are adding naloxone to their first aid kits and developing procedures and best practices to address opioid overdoses.  It can happen anywhere, including theatres, music venues, and wherever else people go for live entertainment. In 2017, more than 1,400 people died of drug overdoses in B.C. – with […]

Photo of a barista wearing a santa hat and standing beside a coffee machine

Many students do seasonal work on winter break. They need answers to safety questions before and after they start. Here are some things they should know.  I had great fun with seasonal work on winter break back in my university days. It was at an ice rink, where I was the DJ. I sat in […]

Photo of truck driver eating loaded sub sandwich in front of truck.

Truck drivers can minimize common health problems by improving their diet and getting more exercise. Likely rewards? Better mood, more energy, longer life.  Truck drivers have a tough job. They work long hours, are exposed to excessive noise, vibration, and prolonged sitting, and often have poor diets and don’t get enough exercise. The result? Increased […]

Photo of older and younger worker at a table discussing project

Millennials and Baby Boomers generally have different values, priorities, and communication preferences. What’s the best way to talk safety with everyone?  Effective communication is key to safety at work. This can be a challenge in today’s workplace with different generations working together. Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials generally use different types of technology to […]

Photo of the AgSafety Champs for 2017

Bachmann Farms won AgSafe’s 2016 Champion of Agriculture Award for putting safety first on their dairy farm in Pitt Meadows, B.C.  Joe and Andy Bachmann won the 2016 Champion of Agriculture Award for putting safety first on their Pitt Meadows dairy farm. AgSafe presented the award to Bachmann Farms at the BC Agriculture Council Agri-Food […]

“Live for tomorrow” is the motto created by participants in a new youth leadership project for workplace safety. It all started when Richmond School District 38 and WorkSafeBC decided to work together on this pilot project that would teach youth about their rights, what to expect from employers, and how to speak up when necessary. […]

Thanks to everyone who reads this blog and does their part to promote safety. Here are the Top 10 most-clicked-on posts of 2015, starting with the one viewed most. 1) Time to start planning for NAOSH Week – This post features a video (see below) that spoofs the TV show Law & Order by Ritchie […]