Posts Tagged ‘British Columbia’

WorkSafeBC ramps up asbestos regulation efforts

22 Aug 2017 by under News

jKZC0 7U 400x400 100x100 WorkSafeBC ramps up asbestos regulation effortsWorkSafeBC, the occupational health and safety regulatory agency in , announced this month it has issued more -related work-stop orders and fines than in all of 2016. The news comes as the agency has ramped up efforts to keep construction and demolition workers safe from asbestos exposure. (more…)

WorkSafe BC video shows effects of asbestos exposure

23 Apr 2009 by under News, Organizations, Video

A video produced by WorkSafe BC (the Workers’ Compensation Board of ), which is dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employees of the province, provides a fascinating glimpse of how asbestos fibers affect the body. is the westernmost Canadian province, and WorkSafe BC serves areas including Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, BC Interior and BC North.

The short video mainly illustrates , a severe scarring of the lungs caused by the inhalation of microscopic asbestos fibers. However, these fibers also can cause mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that most often affects the lining of the lungs, but which also can affect the stomach and/or the heart.

According to WorkSafe BC, since the year 2000, more workers in BC have died from asbestos disease than any other workplace injury.

Watch the video!