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Announcements

2014 Construction Safety Conference - Bridging the gap

2014 Construction Safety Conference - Bridging the gap

Construction safety professionals: Join us on November 14 and 15 for two jam-packed days of construction industry safety information.

2015 preliminary rates announced

2015 preliminary rates announced

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.

Physician Education Conference – Sept. 20

Physician Education Conference – Sept. 20

Physicians: Join us for a full day of Mainpro M1 and C accredited lectures and workshops on your role in work-related injuries and the latest in patient care.

Sawmill inspection update

Sawmill inspection update

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.

New wood dust mitigation and control policies

New wood dust mitigation and control policies

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 imposes penalty and claims cost levy against Lakeland Mills Ltd.

WorkSafeBC imposes penalty and claims cost levy against Lakeland Mills Ltd.

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.

Health Care Professional Conference — Sept. 12

Health Care Professional Conference — Sept. 12

Clinical rehab providers: Get your registration in before the early-bird deadline, August 11.

WorkSafeBC response to report from administrator Gordon Macatee

WorkSafeBC response to report from administrator Gordon Macatee

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.

Cost Relief for Certain Compensable Consequences

Cost Relief for Certain Compensable Consequences

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared a discussion paper on Cost Relief for Certain Compensable Consequences for stakeholder review and comment.

WorkSafe Magazine - July/August

WorkSafe Magazine - July/August

In this issue: What you need to know about asbestos; Defibrillators play a life-saving role; Farmers flag dangerous spaces; and more.

Compensation of Principals – Shareholder Dividends

Compensation of Principals – Shareholder Dividends

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared a discussion paper on the Compensation of Principals – Shareholder Dividends for stakeholder review and comment.

Bill 17, Heart Disease and Heart Injury Presumption for Firefighters

Bill 17, Heart Disease and Heart Injury Presumption for Firefighters

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.

Discover the power of your data

Discover the power of your data

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.

Determination of Retirement Date for Permanent Disability Awards

Determination of Retirement Date for Permanent Disability Awards

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.

Chapter 10 – Medical Assistance

Chapter 10 – Medical Assistance

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.

Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule

Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule

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.

Confined spaces in agriculture

Confined spaces in agriculture

Resources to help agricultural workers and employers recognize confined spaces, identify potential hazards, and stay safe when working in or near these spaces.

Asbestos: be aware enforcement initiative

Asbestos: be aware enforcement initiative

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.

Statement by Diana Miles, Chief Operating Officer, WorkSafeBC, regarding 2012 fire and explosion at Lakeland Mills, Ltd.

Statement by Diana Miles, Chief Operating Officer, WorkSafeBC, regarding 2012 fire and explosion at Lakeland Mills, Ltd.

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 imposes penalty and claims costs levy against Babine Forest Products Ltd.

WorkSafeBC imposes penalty and claims costs levy against Babine Forest Products Ltd.

WorkSafeBC has issued orders that include the imposition of an administrative penalty and a claims cost levy against Babine Forest Products Ltd.

Board of Directors decision on primary skin cancer and certain occupational exposures

Board of Directors decision on primary skin cancer and certain occupational exposures

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.

WorkSafeBC Combustible Dust Initiative Overview

WorkSafeBC Combustible Dust Initiative Overview

On January 31, 2014, WorkSafeBC concluded a three-month inspection of all active sawmills across B.C.

Government Releases Dyble Review

Government Releases Dyble Review

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 Incident Investigation Report into Babine Forest Products explosion

WorkSafeBC releases Incident Investigation Report into Babine Forest Products explosion

WorkSafeBC releases its Investigation Report into the explosion and fire at Babine Forest Products, which took place on January 20, 2012.

WorkSafeBC Responds to Babine Forest Products' Families and Workers

WorkSafeBC Responds to Babine Forest Products' Families and Workers

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.

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