How do I report unsafe working conditions in BC?
If you’re not employed by the B.C. provincial government please call WorkSafe BC at 1-888-621-SAFE (7233). For all other situations requiring immediate assistance, call the BC Public Service workplace health and safety 24-hour line: 250-952-0911.
Who is responsible for safety in the workplace?
Under the OSH law, employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. This is a short summary of key employer responsibilities: Provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards and comply with standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSH Act.
What are the 4 responsibilities of a worker?
In a nutshell, your employees are responsible for:
- Taking reasonable care of their own health and safety.
- Co-operating with you (their employer) and following instructions.
- Not putting others in danger.
- Report any hazards, illnesses or injuries.
What is WorkSafeBC responsible for?
Providing health and safety information to employers, workers, and the general public. Establishing standards and guidelines for occupational health and safety. Educating employers, supervisors, and workers on prevention of work-related injury and illness.
What are examples of safety?
Safety is a state of being protected from potential harm or something that has been designed to protect and prevent harm. An example of safety is when you wear a seat belt. An example of safety is a safety belt.
Can I refuse to work on health and safety grounds?
Section 44 of the Act states that a worker has the right not to be subjected to any detriment where they leave work, or refuse to return to work, in circumstances where the worker reasonably believes there to be ‘serious and imminent’ danger, which they could not reasonably avoid.
What are the most common accidents at work?
Revealed: The 5 Most Common Accidents In The Workplace
- Slips, trips and falls. Falling over in general accounts for a large number of workplace injuries.
- Manual work accidents.
- Vehicle collisions.
- Repetitive motion injury.