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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.
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.
See the latest report, detailing our progress on recommendations in the WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan.
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.
Attend the symposium on April 25 in Victoria, and learn about safety responsibilities in the roofing industry, fall protection planning and procedures, and regulatory requirements for roof inspections. Learn more or register here.
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.
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.