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Richmond, B.C., July 15, 2014 — 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 and will immediately turn its attention to implementation of the recommendations for which it is responsible.
The WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan was prepared by administrator Gordon Macatee, who was appointed by WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors to address six priorities outlined in Minister Bond’s April 14, 2014 letter to WorkSafeBC Board chair George Morfitt.
The Action Plan and its recommendations will strengthen various aspects of WorkSafeBC’s operations, and in particular occupational health and safety inspection and investigation.
Mr. Morfitt says, “WorkSafeBC’s enduring goal is to sustain a world class health and safety regime across all our province’s workplaces. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to express my appreciation for the comprehensive analysis undertaken by Gordon Macatee. WorkSafeBC’s executive team, along with key staff, have worked extremely hard to support Mr. Macatee in his work and I thank them for their efforts.”
While the search for WorkSafeBC’s President and CEO is underway, the Board will be appointing Diana Miles, Senior Vice President, Worker and Employer Services and COO, as interim President and Chief Executive Officer.