WorkSafeBC Inspection Reports

WorkSafeBC can inspect any UBC site. This section shares, tracks, and archives our official communications with WorkSafeBC. Follow-up corrective actions may be required to address inspection reports.


Compliance Achieved (asbestos report received by WSBC) – Heather Pavilion @ VGH

The employer submitted a Notice of Compliance (NOC) to WorkSafeBC on September 16, 2019, describing the steps that have been taken to comply with order to provide an asbestos risk assessment for the space occupied by UBC workers at the Vancouver General Hospital site.

Order from WSBC (risk assessment for asbestos containing materials required) – Heather Pavilion @ VGH

Inspection Report (IR) received from WorkSafeBC requiring the employer (UBC) and owner (Vancouver Coastal Health) to conduct a risk assessment on asbestos-containing material in space occupied by the UBC Division of Infectious Diseases in Heather Pavilion, D floor, Vancouver General Hospital.

Compliance Achieved (variation request for 3 JOHSC) – UBC Okanagan campus

WCA requires one JOHSC for every employer with more than 20 workers. UBCO requested a variation to this and has been allowed to create three JOHSCs.

On-site Hand-Arm Vibration Testing of Workers by WSBC – Life Building

Inspection Report (IR) issued to document the on-site testing by WSBC of hand-arm vibrations while workers demonstrated a variety of floor cleaning equiment. A report detailing the vibration results will follow.

On-site Hand-Arm Vibration Testing of Workers by WSBC – University Services Building

Inspection Report (IR) issued to document the on-site testing by WSBC of hand-arm vibrations while workers demonstrated a variety of landscaping equipment under various conditions. A report detailing the vibration results will follow.