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Second consultation on Personal Optional Protection

Our Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared a discussion paper and draft Assessment Manual policy on proposed changes to the Personal Optional Protection (“POP”) program for stakeholder review and comment. This is a second consultation on proposed changes to POP policy.


Request and manage reviews online

WorkSafeBC has launched a new application that allows workers and employers to request and manage reviews of WorkSafeBC decisions online.


Board of Directors decision on interest on compensation benefits

On November 20, 2013, the Board of Directors approved amendments to remove the blatant Board error test from the interest policy and pay interest on compensation benefits only as set out in the Workers Compensation Act.


Ceremonies across B.C. honour workers who died in 2013

Today, workers, families, and employers remember those who lost their lives in workplaces across British Columbia.


Our inspection report has changed

Learn more about the improvements we’ve made to our workplace inspection report based on feedback from employers.


Schools set to expand injury-prevention education

Student WorkSafe, our workplace readiness program, is moving into new classrooms with an emphasis on customized learning and expanded occupational injury-and-disease-prevention content.


WorkSafeBC introduces open data

Use our new open data centre to get injury rates, claim costs, and prevention stats for your industry. The data is accessible to everyone and can be used in your presentations and reports.


WorkSafeBC releases tool kit to help workplaces prevent and address bullying and harassment

New workplace bullying and harassment policies come into effect on November 1, 2013. WorkSafeBC's tool kit is now available to help employers, workers, and supervisors prepare for these policy changes.


WorkSafeBC announces premium rates for 2014

WorkSafeBC announces that the average base premium rate will increase from $1.63 to $1.70.


Changes to Assessment Policy Applying to Property Managers, Building Owners

On March 20, 2013, the Board of Directors approved amendments to Item AP1-1-4, RE: Coverage under Act – Employers, in the Assessment Manual. Specifically, the portion of the policy addressing the registration of property management firms was removed.


Multiple Sclerosis as a consequence of traumatic injury

On November 20, 2013, the Board of Directors approved amendments to policy item C3-22.40, Compensable Consequences – Certain Diseases and Conditions, in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.

This policy was amended to delete the section which provided that Multiple Sclerosis could be precipitated by traumatic injury in a predisposed person.


Consultation on the 2014 — 2016 Compensation, Occupational Disease and Assessment Policy Priorities Workplan

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared a draft 2014 – 2016 Compensation, Occupational Disease and Assessment Policy Priorities Workplan for stakeholder review and comment.


Application of Section 55 to Mental Disorder Claims

On October 23, 2013, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved amendments to policy item #93.21, Time Allowed for Submission of Application, in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.


Proposed policy amendments regarding primary skin cancer and certain occupational exposures

At their meeting on July 17, 2013, WorkSafeBC’s governing body, the Board of Directors, approved the release of a discussion paper with options for stakeholders to comment.


Proposed policy amendments regarding nerve entrapments and tendinopathies of the arm, neck, and shoulder

At their meeting on March 20, 2013, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved the release of a discussion paper and draft policies regarding this issue for stakeholder review and comment.


WorkSafeBC releases annual penalty report

In 2012, WorkSafeBC imposed 260 penalties, totaling $2.9 million against employers for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and the Workers Compensation Act.


Release for consultation of a 2014 proposed amendment to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation regarding avalanche risk assessments and safety plans

At their meeting in November 2013, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved the release for consultation of an additional 2014 proposed amendment to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.


Amendments to the Prevention Manual

At its October 2013 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved the deletion of Policy R20.26-1, regarding concrete formwork and falsework inspections. The change is effective December 1, 2013.


Amendments to the Prevention Manual

At its May 2013 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved the deletion of policy R17.13-1, regarding seating capacity, and policy R26.79-1, regarding maintenance of forest roads. The changes are effective June 28, 2013.


Board of Directors approves three new OHS workplace bullying and harassment policies

At its March 2013 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved three new Occupational Health and Safety workplace bullying and harassment policies, to become effective November 1, 2013.


Consultation on proposed changes to the B.C. Occupational Exposure Limits

WorkSafeBC is requesting stakeholder feedback on proposed changes to the B.C. occupational exposure limits based on the new or revised 2012 ACGIH TLVs, as well as the TLVs for four substances from prior years.


Release for consultation of two additional 2014 proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

At their meeting in October 2013, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved the release of two additional 2014 proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation for consultation.


Release for consultation of five 2014 proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

At their meeting in May 2013, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved the release of five 2014 proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. Deadline for stakeholder feedback extended to October 31, 2013.


Release for Consultation of two additional 2014 Proposed Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

At their meeting in July 2013, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved the release of two additional 2014 proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.


Release for consultation of one additional 2014 proposed amendment to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

At their meeting in September 2013, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved the release of one additional 2014 proposed amendment to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.


National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims

November 20 is the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, a day to remember those killed or seriously injured on Canadian roads.


2013 Construction Safety Conference – Bridging the gap

Join us on November 15 and 16 in Richmond for the 8th annual Bridging the Gap conference, a two-day conference on safety in the construction industry.


Put the brakes on distracted driving

With the help of WorkSafeBC, the RCMP, and other road safety partners, ICBC is shifting its annual campaign against distracted driving into high gear in September. Get resources and policies to help you drive home the safety message to workers and supervisors.


Consultation begins for 2014 rates

Preliminary rates are projected to be higher by less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the average employer’s total payroll costs.


The Safety Zone – Stay clear, stay safe

As a Cooperative Safety Program partner, WorkSafeBC is committed to ensuring everyone’s safety around electricity and natural gas. Visit the program’s website to get resources and learn more.


New Exposure Registry Program

WorkSafeBC has developed an Exposure Registry Program as a way for workers, employers, and others to register a worker’s exposure to a harmful substance at work.


Make it Safe – Manufacturing Safety Conference

Join health and safety professionals, service providers, and manufacturing representatives to hear some of Canada’s foremost speakers and experts on occupational health and safety, mental health, and well being in the workplace, on November 6 and 7 in Burnaby, B.C.


October is Occupational Ergonomics Month

Enter our Innovations contest by telling us about a manual materials handling task at your organization that was improved through a physical change in the workplace or a change in the work process and you could win a free lunch for your workgroup.


Consultation on proposed deletion of Policy R20.26-1, regarding inspections of concrete formwork and falsework

At their May 2013 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved the release of a discussion paper regarding the proposed deletion of Policy R20.26-1 for consultation.


BC Municipal Occupational Health and Safety Conference

Take part in this forum for municipalities, public sector organizations, and school boards to exchange success strategies on health and safety issues through a series of presentations, workshops, and panel discussions. It takes place from October 20 to 23 in Victoria, B.C.


Section 24 Review of Old Permanent Disability Awards Regulation

At its meeting on March 20, 2013, the Board of Directors approved the repeal of the Workers' Compensation Reporter Decision No. 363 re the Review of Old Disability Pensions and the creation of the Review of Old Permanent Disability Awards Regulation, along with consequential amendments to the policies pertaining to section 24 in Volumes I and II of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual.


Consultation on multiple sclerosis as a compensable consequence of traumatic injury

The Policy and Regulation Division has prepared a discussion paper and draft policy on Item C3-22.40, Compensable Consequences — Certain Diseases and Conditions in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II, for stakeholder review and comment.


Proposed Policy Amendments Regarding the Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule (“PDES”)

At their meeting on November 28, 2012, WorkSafeBC’s governing body, the Board of Directors, approved the release of a discussion paper with options for stakeholders to comment.


Cone Zones keep roadside workers safe

The Work Zone Safety Alliance and WorkSafeBC encourage drivers to take care when driving near roadside workers this summer.


WorkSafe Magazine - July/August

In this issue: Reaping the rewards of early safety training; Hand hygiene for health care workers; Dangers of heat stress; Making sure your safety signage is effective; and more.


2013 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 based on the 2013 new or revised Threshold Limit Values from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.


Board of Directors approves new policy regarding an employer’s duty towards other workers

At its March 2013 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved a new policy regarding an employer’s duty towards other workers (D3-115-1), effective May 1, 2013.


Board of Directors approves amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Warning Letters Policy D12-196-11

At its March 2013 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Warning Letters Policy D12-196-11, effective May 1, 2013.


Proposed Policy Amendments Regarding the Treatment of Principals

At their meeting on November 28, 2012, WorkSafeBC’s governing body, the Board of Directors, approved the release of a discussion paper with options for stakeholders to comment.


Proposed Policy Amendment Relating to the Time Allowed For Submission of an Application for Compensation for a Mental Disorder

At their meeting on November 28, 2012, WorkSafeBC’s governing body, the Board of Directors, approved the release of a discussion paper with options for stakeholders to comment.


Consultation on Personal Optional Protection ("POP")

The Policy and Regulation Division has prepared a discussion paper and draft policy on Personal Optional Protection in the Assessment Manual for stakeholder review and comment.


9th Annual Health Care Professional Conference

Health care professionals are invited to WorkSafeBC's 9th Annual Health Care Professional Conference, taking place on June 7 in Vancouver.


WorkSafeBC issues OHS Guideline clarifying obligations on resource roads

WorkSafeBC has issued OHS Guideline G1.1(1), which provides details on the extent and nature of health and safety obligations on resource roads.


Re-instatement of the GST and PST in British Columbia

Effective April 1, 2013, WorkSafeBC will pay GST and PST on the purchase of all taxable goods and services.


WorkSafeBC announces premium rates for 2013

WorkSafeBC has finalized employer premium rates for 2013. The average base premium rate will increase by about five percent, which is the first base rate increase in nine years.


Board of Directors approves amendments to OHS Penalty Stay Requests Policy D12-196-7

At its January 2013 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to Policy D12-196-7, regarding occupational health and safety penalty stay requests, to become effective March 1, 2013.


Board of Directors approves amendments to OHS Compliance Orders Policy D12-187-1

At its January 2013 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to the occupational health and safety compliance orders policy D12-187-1, to become effective March 1, 2013.


Board of Directors approves amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to Part 11, Fall Protection

At its November 2012 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.


Board of Directors' decision on Extended Coverage for Motion Picture and Television Productions

On November 28, 2012, the Board of Directors approved a new policy, Item AP1-2-4, Extended Coverage for Motion Picture or Television Productions, of the Assessment Manual.


Day of Mourning 2013

Workers, employers, and families are gathering at Day of Mourning ceremonies across B.C. today and Sunday to pay tribute to workers injured or killed on the job.


Board of Directors’ decisions on 2012 amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

At its October 2012 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.


Board of Directors’ decision on the Classification Policy Review

On October 11, 2012, the Board of Directors approved amendments to introduce descriptions of key terms to the classification policies and consolidate policy direction on how to assign a classification unit to a firm.


Net Rate Transitioning Policy

On October 11, 2012, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved changes to assessment policy to introduce a net rate transitioning program.


Effective Date of Classification Policy

On October 11, 2012, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved amendments to Section 251 Referral – Effective Date of Classification Changes policy.


Bill 14 - Mental disorders

Bill 14, the new mental disorder legislation which took effect on July 1, 2012, changes the way mental disorders caused by work are covered in British Columbia. Learn how these changes may impact you.


Implementation of changes to coverage for mental disorders– Bill 14

On May 31, 2012, the B.C. legislature passed Bill 14, Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2011. Bill 14 amends section 5.1 of the Workers Compensation Act, changing coverage for mental disorders caused by work. Updated July 20, 2012


Bill 14, Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2011 – Mental Disorders

The Board of Directors has approved the deletion of Item C3-13.00, Mental Stress, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II; and replacement with new Item C3-13.00, Section 5.1 - Mental Disorders, to reflect the Bill 14 amendments to the Workers Compensation Act, as they relate to compensation for mental disorders. The legislative amendments will come into effect on July 1, 2012.


Occupational health and safety workplace bullying and harassment policy and tool kit

WorkSafeBC is consulting on a proposed occupational health and safety workplace bullying and harassment policy until September 28, 2012. A tool kit will also be available in the fall of 2012.


Work safe, play safe, and drive safe — Don’t take the risk

In partnership with WorkSafeBC, an awareness campaign from the Central and Northern Forest Industry and USW Locals 1-424 and 1-425, under the Safety Health Awareness Research Program, is reminding workers to stay safe this holiday season, at work and at home.


Watch three new videos about your coverage

What benefits do employers and workers receive with their WorkSafeBC coverage? And how can employers calculate how much their coverage will cost? For answers to these questions and more, check out three new videos: What do I get for my WorkSafeBC coverage?, along with a short and detailed version of How much will my insurance cost?


Safety Alert

A farmer moving manure around the farm was exposed to hazardous levels of methane gas. WorkSafeBC is investigating.


Consultation on the Interest Policy for Compensation Benefits

The Policy and Regulation Division has prepared a discussion paper and draft policies on the entitlement to interest on compensation benefits in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volumes I and II, for stakeholder review and comment.


Consultation on 2013–2015 Compensation, Occupational Disease and Assessment Policy Priorities Workplan

The Policy and Regulation Division has prepared a draft 2013–2015 Compensation, Occupational Disease and Assessment Policy Priorities Workplan for stakeholder review and comment. Please note the submission deadline has been extended one week to December 7, 2012.


Consultation on Workers' Compensation Coverage for Motion Picture and Television Productions

The Board of Directors, at their October 11, 2012 meeting, approved the release for consultation of a discussion paper with policy options and implications on workers' compensation coverage for motion picture and television productions.


Consultation on the determination of retirement date for permanent disability awards

The Policy and Regulation Division has prepared a discussion paper and draft policies for stakeholder review and comment on the determination of retirement date for permanent disability awards.


Consultation on the registration requirements for property management firms and building owners

The Policy and Regulation Division has prepared a discussion paper, for stakeholder review and comment, about the proposed removal of specific policy direction from the Assessment Manual related to the registration of property management firms and building owners.


National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims

November 21, 2012, is the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, a day set aside to remember those killed or seriously injured on Canadian roads.


October is Occupational Ergonomics Month

Enter our Innovations contest by telling us about a lifting task at your organization that was improved through a physical change in the workplace or a change in the work process and you could win a free lunch for your workgroup.


Consultation on policy relating to an employer’s duty towards other workers

The Board of Directors, at their May 2012 meeting, approved the release for consultation of a discussion paper and proposed new policy relating to an employer’s duty towards other workers.


Consultation on proposed changes to Occupational Health and Safety Compliance Orders

The Board of Directors, at their May 2012 meeting, approved the release for consultation of a discussion paper and proposed changes to the policy regarding Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) Compliance Orders.


Reminder: Consultation deadline is September 28, 2012 for proposed new OHS policies on workplace on bullying and harassment

The Board of Directors, at their May 2012 meeting, approved the release for consultation of a discussion paper and proposed new Occupational Health and Safety ("OHS") policies regarding workplace bullying and harassment.


WorkSafeBC announces 2013 preliminary rates

View the preliminary rates by industry sector and classification unit. The final 2013 rates will be determined by the Board of Directors in October.


Amendment to discussion paper — Consultation on proposed changes to the policy regarding Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) Penalty Stay Requests (D12-196-7)

A reference to the Review Division Practices and Procedures in Appendix “B” of the discussion paper has been corrected.



Consultation on proposed changes to Occupational Health and Safety Warning Letters

The Board of Directors, at their May 2012 meeting, approved the release for consultation of a discussion paper and proposed changes to the policy regarding Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) Warning Letters.


Consultation on proposed changes to Occupational Health and Safety Penalty Stay Requests

The Board of Directors, at their May 2012 meeting, approved the release for consultation of a discussion paper and proposed changes to the policy regarding Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) Penalty Stay Requests.


Court of Appeal for British Columbia – Loss of Earnings Policy

By Resolution dated July 17, 2012, the Board of Directors of WorkSafeBC approved changes to policy item #40.00 to remove the three criteria in the policy and to incorporate guidance on the determination of significant loss of earnings.


Board of Directors Decision on Interest on Compensation Section 251 Referral

At its meeting on July 17, 2012, the Board of Directors made a decision that the “blatant Board error” test in policy item #50.00 of the Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual, Volume I and II, is supported by the Workers Compensation Act and that the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal must apply it. The Board of Directors’ decision letter is available for review.


Board of Directors approves deletion of Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) Policy R20.40-1, effective July 1

At its meeting on May 31, 2012, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved the deletion of OHS Policy R20.40-1, effective July 1, 2012.


Bill 14, Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2011 – Apprentice or Learner

By resolution dated June 20, 2012, the Board of Directors of WorkSafeBC approved amendments to policy item #67.40, Apprentice or Learner, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II to reflect the Bill 14 amendments to the Workers Compensation Act, as they relate to the calculation of average earnings for apprentices or learners. The legislative amendments will come into effect on July 1, 2012.


Net rate transitioning when a firm’s classification changes

The Policy and Regulation Division has prepared a discussion paper and draft Assessment Manual policy on a proposed Net Rate Transitioning Program, for stakeholder review and comment.


New option for employers in late-night retail

Effective April 15, 2012, employers may implement a prescribed and audited Violence Prevention Program as one option to protect workers assigned to work alone at night. New Guideline: G4.22.1-3 Late night retail - Violence Prevention Program; Approved working alone amendments: OHSR Part 4, sections 4.22.1 and 4.23; Employer’s Guide: Late Night Retail Safety Procedures and Requirements.


2012 New or Revised ACGIH Threshold Limit Values

This notice is to advise that the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists ("ACGIH") has published the 2012 new or revised Threshold Limit Values (“TLVs”) and consequently, the Table of Occupational Exposure Limits for Excluded Substances in Prevention Policy R5.48-1 has been amended.


Cone Zones keep roadside workers safe

The Work Zone Safety Alliance and WorkSafeBC encourage drivers to take care when driving near roadside workers this summer.


2011 Statistics report now available

The report offers a snapshot of claims, prevention, premiums, enforcement, and customer service during 2011.


Insurance for motion picture and television industry loan-out companies

In order to help the motion picture and television industry work with their exceptional class of loan-out companies, WorkSafeBC has established a process to determine a loan-out corporation’s status, including whether or not the corporation is required to register with WorkSafeBC.


NAOSH Week — did your B.C. organization participate?

Certificates and awards are available! For more information visit the Participation Certificates and Awards section on the NAOSH Week home page.


Bilingual signs tell Richmond drivers to slow down

New signs in English and Chinese encourage drivers to reduce their speed when passing through roadside construction zones.


When do homeowners need to register?

When a homeowner hires a worker or a contractor they may need to register for WorkSafeBC insurance coverage. Learn about registration requirements.


Bulletin — Clean-up of hazardous combustible dust

Many sawmills are going to be paying closer attention to wood dust accumulation in their workplaces in light of the recent tragic events. There are significant combustible hazards when collecting and removing accumulated wood dust. WorkSafeBC has prepared a simple one-page bulletin highlighting those hazards and the safe cleaning procedures that protect workers.


Consultation on the Classification Policy Review

The Policy and Regulation Division has prepared a discussion paper and draft policies on the classification of firms in the Assessment Manual, for stakeholder review and comment.


Updated: Consultation deadline extended to Friday, May 25, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.

WorkSafeBC is requesting stakeholder feedback on a proposed new policy relating to the status of resource roads as workplaces.


2012 public hearings

The Board of Directors approved public hearings to be held in May and June 2012 to consider proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.


Housekeeping Changes to Occupational Health and Safety Policies

The Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services, recently approved housekeeping changes to policy R20.40-1 contained in WorkSafeBC’s Prevention Manual, effective February 1, 2012.


Proposed policies to implement Bill 14 amendments

WorkSafeBC has released discussion papers and draft policies for implementing Bill 14 as it relates to mental disorders and calculation of long-term average earnings for apprentices or learners.


Permanent Disability Awards for Tinnitus

On March 29, 2012, the Board of Directors approved amendments to policy item #31.00, Hearing Loss, effective June 1, 2012.


Minor Policy Clarifications to the Assessment Manual

On March 29, 2012, the Board of Directors approved changes to the Assessment Manual to clarify policy direction and ensure consistency with current practice, effective June 1, 2012.


Sawmill inspection update

WorkSafeBC has updated the status of orders issued under the combustible dust strategy.


Sawmill investigations update

Investigations into the catastrophic fires and explosions at Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake and Prince George’s Lakeland Mills continue.



Investigation update

WorkSafeBC is providing an update on status of its investigation into the explosion and fire at the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake.


WorkSafeBC directive to sawmill employers

The directive order is being delivered by email or by WorkSafeBC officers to all sawmill employers in B.C. All employers in this classification will have the order within the next 48 hours.


WorkSafeBC initiates investigation into Lakeland Sawmill explosion

WorkSafeBC sends condolences to the family of the deceased, the workers injured in the Lakeland Mills explosion, and the community of Prince George, and has initiated an investigation into the incident.


WorkSafeBC releases mill site in Burns Lake

WorkSafeBC has concluded the first phase of its investigation into the incident in which two workers died and many others were seriously injured at the Babine Forest Products Mill site in Burns Lake earlier this year.


New tool kit to help reduce the risk of domestic violence entering the workplace

WorkSafeBC is releasing resources to help employers and workers reduce the risk of domestic violence entering the workplace.


Workplace safety and health week — May 6 – 12, 2012

The safety and health of B.C.’s workers is the focus of a host of activities taking place for North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH Week).


Concussion specialist to speak at Health Care Professional Conference

Concussion specialist, Dr. Grant Iverson, is the latest confirmed speaker at the 8th Annual Health Care Professional Conference, to be held on June 8, 2012.


Day of Mourning ceremonies pay tribute to fallen workers

Workers, employers, and families are gathering at Day of Mourning ceremonies across B.C. today and tomorrow to pay tribute to those who have died on the job.


Day of Mourning

The Day of Mourning is a time when we honour the memory of workers who have died as a result of workplace injury or illness. Learn more about the history of the Day of Mourning, this year's ceremonies, the live webcast, and facts about workplace injuries and fatalities.


WorkSafeBC 2011 enforcement report

On February 28, 2012, WorkSafeBC released its 2011 enforcement report.


RoadSafetyAtWork.ca provides tools to improve safety for B.C.’s working drivers

WorkSafeBC has launched a new safe-driving website, in partnership with the BCAA Road Safety Foundation. The new site is aimed at employers whose workers are required to drive in the course of their work.


“Stay On Top” Roofing Workshop on March 28

Roofers, supervisors, estimators, inspectors, and suppliers can benefit from this workshop on steep-slope roofing, hosted by WorkSafeBC and partners.


Change of hours — Teleclaim Contact Centre

We’re extending our hours to serve you better. Beginning January 16, 2012, our Teleclaim Contact Centre will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.


Release of proposed amendments to Ch. 10 of the Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual, Volume II

The Policy and Research Division has developed a discussion paper and draft revisions to the policies in Chapter 10 for the consideration of stakeholders by January 27, 2012. January 20, 2012 Update: consultation period extended to February 10, 2012.


WorkSafeBC announces flat average premium rate for 2012

The rates continue to be among the lowest in Canada, and are the lowest rates in B.C. for the last 30 years.