What if I’m exposed?

Have you been exposed to a harmful substance at work?

If you have, you may be entitled to compensation as set out under section 6 of the Workers Compensation Act if you develop an occupational disease due to the exposure — now or in the future. Please refer to the Occupational Diseases page on WorkSafeBC.com for more details.

Exposure Registry Program

Due to the latency and long period of exposure required for the onset of some occupational diseases, WorkSafeBC has developed an Exposure Registry Program as a way for workers, employers, and others to register a worker’s exposure to a harmful substance at work.

The information obtained through the registry will be kept as a permanent record of a worker’s exposure and will assist WorkSafeBC in the adjudication of any future claim for occupational disease caused by the workplace exposure.  The information will also help with future efforts to identify and prevent occupational diseases.

If your exposure has resulted in medical treatment or time loss from work, please complete an application for compensation

Phone 1 888 WORKERS (1 888 967-5377) or #5377 for TELUS, Rogers, and Bell mobility customers, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To report a serious incident or fatality

Phone 1 888 621-SAFE (7233) Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or toll-free
1 866 WCB-HELP (922-4357) after hours.