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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.
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.
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 will be in force by September 2015.
Join us at our conference geared toward clinical rehabilitation providers for a full day of top notch presentations by field experts.
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.
At their May 27, 2015 meeting, the Board of Directors approved amendments in the first phase of a review of Vocational Rehabilitation Policy in Chapter 11 of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.
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.
On May 27, 2015, the Board of Directors approved the addition of new policy and amendment of current policy for cost relief for certain compensable consequences.
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.
Join us and other employers in your region to learn more about the 2016 preliminary rates for your industry, injury trends in B.C., and what you can do to reduce injuries, claim costs, and your insurance rate.
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.
Bill 9 received Royal Assent on May 14 and contains a number of changes to Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act (the Act).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.