Death in the workplace

Last updated: November 26, 2021

If a death occurs in the workplace

  1. Make sure the scene is not disturbed except to attend to the victim
  2. Make sure staff people and public citizens are safe
  3. Evacuate the site if necessary
  4. Call 911 to notify the police or RCMP
  5. Call the Occupational Safety and Health Emergency line: 250-952-0911

Death of a BC Public Service employee

If the deceased was a BC Public Service employee, contact:

  1. WorkSafeBC Prevention Emergency line: 1-888-621-7233
  2. AskMyHR: 1-877-277-0772
  3. The program area director

WorksafeBC requirement

If a fatality occurs in the workplace, complete a submission via the Safety Incident Reporting Portal (Form 7).

Refer to Death of an employee for next steps.