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WorkSafeBC

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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.

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Workers Compensation Amendment Act  (Bill 9)

Workers Compensation Amendment Act (Bill 9)

Bill 9 received Royal Assent on May 14 and contains a number of changes to Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act (the Act).

WorkSafeBC issues annual report

WorkSafeBC issues annual report

On May 7, 2015, in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Minister Bond tabled the WorkSafeBC 2014 Annual Report and 2015-2017 Service Plan. The annual report provides an audited review of our performance objectives and financial statements.

NAOSH Week — May 3 to 9

NAOSH Week — May 3 to 9

The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is an annual, continent-wide event where employers, workers, and all partners in occupational health and safety collaborate to promote injury and illness prevention in the workplace.

2015 New or Revised ACGIH Threshold Limit Values and BC OELs

2015 new or revised ACGIH Threshold Limit Values and BC OELs

The Table of Occupational Exposure Limits for Excluded Substances in Prevention Policy R5.48-1 has been amended to maintain the current exposure limits for substances listed on the 2015 new or revised Threshold Limit Values from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.

WorkSafe Magazine — May/June

WorkSafe Magazine — May/June

In this issue: Tractor suppliers combine sales with safety know-how; Manufacturer reaps injury reduction benefits; New resources to protect workers driving clients; and more.

Ceremonies across B.C. remember workers

Ceremonies across B.C. remember workers

Today, April 28, thousands of workers, families, employers, and union members are remembering those who lost their lives on the job with ceremonies across British Columbia, Canada, and in a number of countries around the world.

 New video series focuses on asbestos exposure in construction

New video series focuses on asbestos exposure in construction

This video series, developed in partnership with the BC Association of Restoration Contractors, shows the reactions from workers, contractors, and a homeowner to the dangers of asbestos.

Beware of telephone scams

Beware of telephone scams

A new telephone scam has callers fraudulently posing as WorkSafeBC representatives. If you have any concerns about the legitimacy of a phone call from WorkSafeBC, please contact our Employer Service Centre.

Calculation of long-term average earnings for GECA workers

Calculation of long-term average earnings for GECA workers

Stakeholders are invited to review and comment on the Policy, Regulation and Research Division’s discussion paper on the Calculation of Long-Term Average Earnings for GECA workers.

WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan update

WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan update

See the latest report, detailing our progress on recommendations in the WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan.

New resources for working safely with tractors and power take-off (PTO) equipment

New resources for working safely with tractors and power take-off (PTO) equipment

If you work with tractors or PTOs, be sure to access our new safety checklists and frequently asked questions about working safely with tractors and equipment, available in English, French, Punjabi, and Spanish. This safety initiative coincides with Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, happening from March 15 to 21.

Board of Directors approves the regulatory amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to WHMIS 2015

Board of Directors approves the regulatory amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to WHMIS 2015

On February 24, 2015, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015.

Notice of public hearing for the proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to WHMIS 2015

Notice of public hearing for the proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to WHMIS 2015

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.

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