Category: Health & safety culture

Photo of mother and daughter in conversation

Here’s some advice for parents on talking to your kids about safety at work. Start the conversation early and encourage them to ask questions.  I’m sure we’ve all seen (and maybe been) little kids who love watching construction workers use big machines. Today my son is nearly an adult, but in the past we watched […]

Photo of bright lights as operator works with video camera at an awards ceremony

B.C.’s motion picture industry unions are making it easier for workers and their families to access anonymous support for mental health and addictions.  In any given year, one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health problem or illness, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). Compassion, understanding, and support can make […]

Photo of traffic control person speaking to driver of black SUV, amid traffic cones and signs

The annual Cone Zone campaign reminds drivers to slow down, pay attention. This year’s campaign kicks off in May and will run until the end of the summer.  The Cone Zone is a workplace for thousands of B.C. workers. These workers include traffic control persons, road maintenance workers, utility workers, emergency crews, law enforcement personnel, […]

Dr. Delia Roberts with study participant

Dr. Delia Roberts studies how nutrition can prevent injuries at work. She found that workers who change their diets can improve performance that very day.  Drink more water. Eat less sugar. That’s part of what Health Canada recommends in its updated food guide. This made me think of and reach out to Dr. Delia Roberts, […]

Poster for the first responder anti-stigma campaign

The BC First Responders’ Mental Health Committee promotes positive mental health by reducing stigma and providing best practices, education, and tools.  Paramedics, firefighters, police officers, and other first responders do a job like none other and are the people we call when we need help. But by now we’ve all seen media stories about first […]

Photo of multiple hands holding large puzzle pieces, around a table

Evaluating your joint health and safety committee every year produces many benefits, including safer workplaces and more collaboration.  A joint health and safety committee, which must include representatives of the employer and the workers, plays an important role in a workplace. The goal of the joint committee is to identify and help resolve health and […]

Photo of smiling truck driver in cab of semi truck

What are B.C. truck drivers doing to stay healthy? How are employers supporting their wellness? SafetyDriven is teaming up with researchers to seek answers.  SafetyDriven, the health and safety association for B.C.’s trucking industry, is working with a group of Canadian researchers to explore what B.C. truck drivers are doing to stay healthy. They’re also […]

Photo of busy multi-lane roadway with signs and lights, and heavy rain

Driving is a part of everyday life for many, whether it’s for work or pleasure. Are you a safe driver? Test your knowledge with this driving test from ICBC.  We probably all think we’re pretty safe drivers, but how safe are we really? Taking ICBC’s Drive Smart Refresher Test is one way to see how […]

Photo of farming pruning grape vine

Pruning vines can hurt your wrists, hands, shoulders, and back. To prevent injuries, vineyard workers need to use the right tools, take breaks, and more.  The B.C. wine industry contributes $2.8 billion* to the economy each year – and none of it would be possible without the people who work in vineyards. Cheers to all […]

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? […]