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  • November/December issue of WorkSafe Magazine

    Published on: Dec 11, 2018

    Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on safety inside a cannabis greenhouse, three steps for performing a risk assessment, and disposal tips for renovation waste.

  • 2019–2021 policy workplans

    Published on: Dec 11, 2018

    The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared draft policy workplans for stakeholder review and comment. These workplans encompass proposed policy priorities relating to compensation, occupational disease, assessments and occupational health and safety.

  • Nine-digit employer account numbers now being assigned

    Published on: Dec 10, 2018

    In November 2018, we began assigning nine-digit WorkSafeBC employer account numbers to employers who open a new account with us. The nine-digit numbers for new employer accounts allow our system to accommodate more employers. If you’re an employer who already has an account with us, your six-digit account number will not be affected or changed.

  • Certificate of Recognition Program

    Published on: Dec 06, 2018

    On November 22, 2018, the Board of Directors approved new policies for the Certificate of Recognition Program, Items AP1-42-4 of the Assessment Manual and D2-111-4 of the Prevention Manual.

  • Use ladders safely this holiday season

    Published on: Nov 29, 2018

    WorkSafeBC is reminding workers, employers, and homeowners to use ladders safely, both on the job and while decorating at home for the holidays.

  • Proposed policy amendments regarding instalment model for quarterly reporting

    Published on: Nov 22, 2018

    The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper with options on proposed policy regarding an instalment model for quarterly reporting to stakeholders for comment.

  • Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule 2017 Review

    Published on: Nov 20, 2018

    On October 25, 2018 the Board of Directors approved amendments to the Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule (PDES) in the Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual, Volume II, to update conditions to ensure the PDES reflects best practices for assessment and diagnosis.

  • New fishing-industry safety video illustrates importance of wearing life-saving PFDs

    Published on: Nov 06, 2018

    WorkSafeBC is raising awareness about the importance of wearing life-saving personal flotation devices (PFDs) in the fishing industry.

  • Preparing for rotating mail strikes

    Published on: Oct 18, 2018

    The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has issued a 72-hour strike notice to Canada Post, with the intent of starting rotating strikes on Monday, October 22, which will result in brief mail delivery delays in selected areas unless an agreement is reached.

  • WorkSafeBC raising awareness about impairment in the workplace

    Published on: Oct 16, 2018

    WorkSafeBC is launching an awareness campaign to educate employers and workers about impairment in the workplace, as the legalization of recreational cannabis takes effect October 17.

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