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WorkSafeBC's 2014 construction high-risk strategy is a plan that involves the entire construction industry and focuses on 19 classification units where 72% of all construction-related loss time injuries occur.
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At their October 23, 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors rescinded changes to assessment policy approved in December 2013 that would have excluded dividends paid to principals from assessable payroll, effective January 2015.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 seventh annual National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims is November 19, 2014. It's a day to remember those killed or seriously injured on Canadian roads.
In this issue: Island communities find common cause in asbestos; Delta food supplier cuts claim costs; Science whiz shines a light on retail crime; and more.
At its October 2014 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
WorkSafeBC has sent a Letter to the Editor in response to an article in the October 24 issue of the Globe and Mail concerning several Lakeland Mills workers.
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared a draft 2015 – 2017 Compensation, Occupational Disease and Assessment Policy Priorities Workplan for stakeholder review and comment.
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared a discussion paper on Plantar Fasciitis Due to Prolonged Weight Bearing for stakeholder review and comment.
Today, WorkSafeBC is launching a campaign to reduce the number of falls from heights, in partnership with five Lower Mainland construction companies representing 22 jobsites.
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.
At their July 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors approved the release of a discussion paper and proposed changes to the policy regarding high risk violations for consultation.
On average, 88 people are killed each year in BC due to driver distractions. Learn about the new campaign from ICBC, the BC government, and the police to help prevent distracted driving.
On July 28, WorkSafeBC announced that the average base premium rate for 2015 will remain unchanged at $1.70 per $100 of employers’ assessable payroll.
Between April 7 and June 23, 2014, WorkSafeBC completed targeted combustible dust inspections in 85 sawmill locations and 15 wood product manufacturing locations in B.C.
At its July 2014 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved three new Occupational Health and Safety policies on wood dust mitigation and control.
WorkSafeBC has issued orders that include the imposition of an administrative penalty and a claims cost levy against Lakeland Mills Ltd., located in Prince George.
WorkSafeBC has accepted the WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan report released today by Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour.
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared a discussion paper on Cost Relief for Certain Compensable Consequences for stakeholder review and comment.
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared a discussion paper on the Compensation of Principals – Shareholder Dividends for stakeholder review and comment.
On May 28, 2014, the Board of Directors approved to rescind policy dealing with firefighters and heart injury as well as a consequential amendment to remove a cross-reference of that policy in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II. The policy changes were made to ensure consistency with changes to the Workers Compensation Act under Bill 17.
Your employer and industry data is now available online. It's up to you to keep your workplace safe. Back up your health and safety decision-making with data — your own, peer, and industry-level info.
On March 19, 2014, the Board of Directors approved amendments to policy item #41.00, Determination of Retirement Date for Permanent Disability Awards, in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.
On March 19, 2014, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved amendments to policies in Chapter 10, the health care entitlement policies, in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.
On March 19, 2014, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved amendments to the Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.
Resources to help agricultural workers and employers recognize confined spaces, identify potential hazards, and stay safe when working in or near these spaces.
From now until December 31, 2014, WorkSafeBC prevention officers will conduct planned inspections of single-family demolition worksites to ensure the safe removal of asbestos containing materials and compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
Two years ago the workplace at Lakeland Mill and the community of Prince George were devastated by the fire and explosion on the night of April 23, 2012.
WorkSafeBC has issued orders that include the imposition of an administrative penalty and a claims cost levy against Babine Forest Products Ltd.
At their meeting on March 19, 2014, the Board of Directors elected to make no changes to the presumption in Schedule B in favour of a worker who has developed primary cancer of the skin where there is prolonged contact with coal tar products, arsenic or cutting oils, or UV exposure.
On January 31, 2014, WorkSafeBC concluded a three-month inspection of all active sawmills across B.C.
Government has released its report into the fact pattern regarding issues raised as a result of WorkSafeBC’s investigation into the tragedy at Babine Forest Products.
WorkSafeBC releases its Investigation Report into the explosion and fire at Babine Forest Products, which took place on January 20, 2012.
Burns Lake, British Columbia, January 10, 2014: WorkSafeBC Director of Investigations, Jeff Dolan, participated in a meeting in Burns Lake where Crown Counsel announced that it will not be proceeding with charges against Babine Forest Products. Read Mr. Dolan’s full statement.