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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.
See the latest reports, detailing our progress on recommendations in the WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan.
Road Safety at Work Week is a new, annual event for B.C. workplaces to improve awareness and adoption of safe occupational driving practices. This year’s focus is on distracted driving.
In this issue: Back to work — with a difference; Lock-ring lifters use smart ergonomics; Infoflip geared toward rock-truck drivers; and more.
The Board of Directors approved an expedited public hearing to be held on February 20, 2015, to consider proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015.
If you’ve received a T5007 statement and have questions, read our T5007 FAQs for more information.
WorkSafeBC is reminding employers and workers that this is the time of year when cold weather related injuries are a real and present danger.
At the November 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors approved the adoption of the 2012 new and revised ACGIH TLVs, as well as other substances from previous years, as B.C. occupational exposure limits.
The minimum monthly coverage for Personal Optional Protection, an optional insurance plan for proprietors and partners of a business, is increasing from $1,500 to $1,800 on January 1, 2015.
Read Gordon Macatee's statement on the progress of WorkSafeBC to address his recommendations to further strengthen worker health and safety.
WorkSafeBC releases the Implementation Status Report, an update on the progress and implementation of the WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan.
WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors announces that Diana Miles has been appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of WorkSafeBC.
At their November 20, 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors approved minor amendments to Item AP1-42-2, Experience Rating Cost Inclusions/Exclusions of the Assessment Manual, effective February 1, 2015.
On November 20, 2014, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to polices relating to activity-related soft tissue disorders in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.
At their October 23, 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors approved the inclusion of nurse practitioners in the definition of a “qualified practitioner” in Chapter 10 of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual.
At their October 23, 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors approved further amendments to the Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule.
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared a discussion paper on the Vocational Rehabilitation Policy Review – Phase I for stakeholder review and comment.
At their October 23, 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors rescinded changes to assessment policy approved in December 2013 that would have excluded dividends paid to principals from assessable payroll, effective January 2015.
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared a discussion paper on Plantar Fasciitis Due to Prolonged Weight Bearing for stakeholder review and comment.
WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to Item AP1-2-3, Personal Optional Protection, and Appendix A of the Assessment Manual. Changes to POP, including increasing the minimum amount of POP coverage from $1,500 to $1,800 per month, become effective January 1, 2015.