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Regular inspections could prevent a workplace accident

The likelihood of a workplace accident occurrence is significantly decreased if proper safety procedures are followed. This means that regular inspections should be a part of any workplace's safety protocol. In Ontario, a slew of recent workplace fatalities have made headlines and highlighted the importance of regular safety inspections.

The season is right for a workplace accident, WorkSafeBC reports

WorkSafeBC, the provincial workplace safety watchdog, is warning both homeowners and workers to be extra cautious this December. In particular, the organization is concerned for those working from dangerous heights this holiday season. The focus of their most recent message is practicing safe ladder usage to avoid a workplace accident.

Worker killed underground in workplace accident

When someone leaves for work, his or her family naturally expects them to come home again when the day is done. Sadly, sometimes that does not happen. The family of one man received tragic news after he perished in a workplace accident in British Columbia's neighbouring province.

Workplace accident claims life of Calgary man

The hazards of working with machinery of any kind are present on many job sites here in British Columbia and across the country. Unfortunately, sometimes the hazards do not make themselves known until it is too late to take protective action. That was the case for an energy sector worker killed recently in a tragic workplace accident.

Likelihood of a workplace accident increases with fatigue

Hazards exist in varying degrees at any job site. Learning how to deal with them should be part of every worker's training program, and risk minimization a part of the daily routine for employees and employers in Canada. However, there is one workplace accident trigger that cannot be seen, and it is practically impossible for some workers to avoid.

Fatal workplace accident under investigation in Saanich

Working at a height increases the risk of an accident at any job. Each year, many men and women in British Columbia are injured at work after a fall. The most recent incident resulted in the death of a young man after a workplace accident on Vancouver Island. 

Heavy fine for fatal workplace accident in British Columbia

The potential for injury exists at every workplace and job site. It is crucial that employees and employers alike do all they can to ensure workers are safe while on the job and the risk of a workplace accident is minimized. When workers are not safe, watchdog organizations may step in to determine who is at fault and what their responsibilities are. This is exactly what happened to an oil and gas pipeline company in British Columbia recently.

WorkSafeBC to investigate following fatal workplace accident

The unexpected death of loved one is always difficult to face. This is particularly true when the person who dies is young and has most of his or her life ahead of them. Though few people likely think about it when they set off for work in the morning, in some cases it is possible a fatal accident could occur there.

Fatal workplace accidents down in B.C.

While few residents of British Columbia likely think about it before they step out the door to head to work, the reality is workers are regularly hurt while doing things tied to their jobs. Sometimes those injuries are minor, but other times they can dramatically change the life of the worker. In the worst cases, the injuries are so serious that they lead to death.

Following workplace accidents WorkSafeBC will investigate

Workplace accidents can be devastating. In addition to serious injuries that may make it impossible for someone to work for a period of time--or maybe even ever again--in the worst cases, death result. In the province of British Columbia, following an accident of this nature an investigation will be conducted by WorkSafeBC. The investigation will determine whether a business was compliant with workers' compensation and occupational health and safety rules.

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