Category: Health & safety culture

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? […]

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 […]