WorkSafeBC Resources

WorkSafeBC is committed to creating a province free from workplace injury or illness, and to providing service driven by our core values of integrity, accountability, and innovation. By partnering with workers and employers, we help British Columbians come home from work safe every day. Visit the WorkSafeBC webpage for more information on worker safety.

  • Safe Work Practices for Residential Construction
  • Asbestos Hazards
  • Safe Work Practices for Handling Asbestos
  • Excavation Safety Resources
    • Incident Summary - Excavated trench collapses burying worker
    • Date of incident: February 2016; Notice of incident number: 2016166920005. Incident Summary: At a residential construction site, a worker was in a recently excavated trench more than 1.2m (4ft) deep. While the worker was shoveling around a pipe, the east wall of the trench suddenly collapsed and buried him.
  • Call Before You Dig

  • The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation requires that employers and owners notify us about certain types of projects before they begin.

    Do I need to submit a Notice of Project?

    Residential Construction