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WorkSafeBC is dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers of this province. We consult with and educate employers and workers and enforce the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
In the event of work-related injuries or diseases, WorkSafeBC works with the affected parties to provide return-to-work rehabilitation, compensation, health care benefits, and a range of other services.
Watch a brief video of WorkSafeBC’s history.
WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors has approved consultation on proposed changes to policies regarding Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Penalties.
Road Safety at Work’s new online course helps you plan, implement, and monitor a winter driving safety program for your workplace.
At their meeting on September 8, 2015, WorkSafeBC’s governing body, the Board of Directors, approved the release of a discussion paper with options and draft policies to stakeholders for comment.
The Board of Directors approved public hearings to be held in October 2015 regarding OHS Citations: new Lower Maximum Administrative Penalties Regulation and changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to Employer Incident Investigations.
On July 21, 2015, the Board of Directors approved changes to policy item #66.00, General Rule for Determining Long-Term Average Earnings, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.
At its June 2015 meeting, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved an interim policy on OHS Compliance Agreements (D12-186.1-1). The interim policy came into effect on September 15, 2015.
See an overview of the remaining Bill 9 changes, related to compliance agreements, employer citations, request for reviews, and additional Board of Directors members, that came into force on September 15, 2015.
As part of the ongoing review of occupational health and safety policies, at its July 2015 meeting, the Board of Directors approved the deletion of three policies from the Prevention Manual, effective September 1, 2015.
In this issue: Emergency prep a smart business move; Hotel room attendants get top billing; Doctors vital to work-return success; and more.
Since its launch almost a decade ago, the WorkSafeBC YouTube channel has received more than 25 million views and has more than 18,000 subscribers.
The amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015 came into effect on August 4, 2015.
Want to view employer penalties for health and safety violations? Our new penalties database allows you to search or browse by firm, amount, sector, year, or review or appeal status.
Join us at the 16th Annual WorkSafeBC Physician Education Conference at the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria for a full day of discussions, dialogue and workshops relating to the physicians role in work related injuries and the latest protocols in patient care.
This video series highlights the character and pride of workers in construction, and shows the impact of bullying and harassment on workers in the industry. These videos were created in partnership with the BC Building Trades and Construction Labour Relations Association of BC.
Starting in July, WorkSafeBC prevention officers will be increasing inspections of residential demolition and renovation sites to ensure contractors are adhering to health and safety laws when identifying and removing asbestos.
See the latest report, detailing our progress on recommendations in the WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan.
The Board of Directors has approved consultation on two new policies, and public hearings on two consequential amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation regarding Employer Incident Investigations.
The Board of Directors, at their June 2015 meeting, approved the release for consultation of a discussion paper regarding a proposed new regulation and policy regarding OHS Citations.
The Board of Directors, at their June 2015 meeting, approved the release for consultation of a discussion paper and proposed new policy regarding OHS compliance agreements.
The Board of Directors, at their May 2015 meeting, approved the release for consultation of a discussion paper and proposed changes to the policy regarding stop work orders.
On May 27, 2015, the Board of Directors approved two new interim OHS policies regarding employer incident investigations and stop work orders. Housekeeping changes were also made to other related OHS policies.