If you have potentially been exposed to harmful substances or agents while at work, you should document that exposure with the WorkSafeBC Exposure Registry. If you develop an occupational disease due to that exposure – now or in the future - you may be entitled to compensation as set out under Section 6 of the Workers' Compensation Act. 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 you to register your exposure to a harmful substance at work. The types of exposure covered by the Registry include: asbestos, formaldehyde, head lice, hepatitis, HIV, isocyanates, lead, meningitis, mercury, mould, noise, scabies, shingles, silica, thallium, tuberculosis, wood dust and other hazards.
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. If your exposure has resulted in medical treatment or time loss from work, please complete an application for compensation: 1-888-WORKERS (1 888 967-5377) or #5377 for TELUS, Rogers and Bell.