Safety planning

A strong safety program prevents employee injuries and illnesses, keeps you in compliance with WorksafeBC, reduces costs associated with workplace injury and illness, and ensures the employer's due diligence.

Last updated: May 10, 2021

Contribute to a safe workplace by following safe work procedures. Immediately report unsafe conditions or incidents and be prepared to respond appropriately in the event of a workplace injury or emergency.

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Joint occupational health & safety committee (JOHSC)

A Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) is an advisory group made up of employers and employees working together to improve occupational health and safety in their workplace.

Emergencies & first aid

Prepare for potential emergencies and make sure your first aid program is up to date. Learn more about:

Working alone

Assess your work situation and discuss with your supervisor whether or not a working alone check-in procedure is necessary.

Workplace exposures (biohazards & hazardous material)

Most people have a low risk of contracting a serious infectious disease or of coming into contact with hazardous materials in the course of everyday life. Some employees in the B.C. Public Service have an increased risk due to the various risk factors at work, or because of the nature and environment of their job.

Violence in the workplace

Violence in the workplace can be frightening. Most people think of violence as a physical assault, however workplace violence includes threats, verbal abuse and intimidation. All staff play a vital role in violence prevention by following safe work procedures, reporting any incidents and helping with risk assessments.