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New first aid training requirements effective July 1, 2018

First aid attendants are a lifeline for those who become injured or ill in the workplace. WorkSafeBC regularly reviews the occupational first aid training program to ensure that it is keeping up with best practices. In order to cover a broader spectrum of medical issues, and align treatment protocols with Canadian and international best practices, … Read More


2018 Cone Zone season has arrived

Cone Zone season has arrived.  Slow down and respect roadside workers. Cone Zone season is upon us.  Hundreds of roadside work zones will be set up around British Columbia this summer. Thousands of drivers will travel through these “Cone Zones” meaning roadside workers are at greater risk of being injured or killed by a motor … Read More


Celebrating NAOSH Week by Nominating Your Safety Champions

The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is an annual, continent-wide event where employers, employees and stakeholders in occupational health and safety (OHS) collaborate to promote injury and illness prevention in the workplace. This year, NAOSH Week is May 6-12, 2018. During NAOSH Week, employers are encouraged to organize some activities within your … Read More


BC Government Announces Increase in Minimum Wages for Liquor Servers

Further to the announcement on February 8 about the revision of general minimum wage in the province, Minister of Labour Harry Bains announced today the revision of minimum wages for five additional worker groups. These include liquor servers, who will see their wages rise incrementally starting June 1, 2018 to reach at least $15.20 per … Read More


Proposed Changes to BC Employment Standards Act

Harry Bains, Minister of Labour, introduced amendments to the Employment Standards Act yesterday. The amendments will allow mothers to start their pregnancy leave, also known as maternity leave, as early as 13 weeks before the expected birth date, up from the current 11 weeks. New parents will also have the option to take a longer … Read More



Cranbrook Roundtable a Big Success!

Eleven industry professionals had their burning questions around HR and health and safety answered by go2HR at a recent tourism and hospitality roundtable held in Cranbrook. On Feb. 15, go2HR’s Ginger Brunner, Regional HR Specialist, and Stephanie Mallalieu, Industry Health & Safety Specialist, facilitated a roundtable for employers representing various tourism sectors from all over … Read More


New Training Videos: Kitchen Safety Advice from the Pros

Commercial kitchens, from small cafes to large-scale hotel operations, are fast-paced environments with many hazards. As an employer, it’s your responsibility to make sure your workers are trained and know how to carry out all aspects of their job correctly. Whether it’s a new worker who has little experience in a kitchen, or an experienced … Read More


BCIT Named Winner of the 2018 Winning Pitch

The team from BCIT’s Tourism Marketing Diploma Program was crowned the winner of this year’s provincial Winning Pitch competition at the BC Tourism Industry Conference today. This year, student teams from around BC developed a business concept for a new tourism product or service that expands into and supports the development of shoulder- and off-seasons … Read More

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