News & events
Health Care Policies in Chapter 10 of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume IPublished on: Jul 17, 2018
On July 12, 2018, the Board of Directors approved replacing health care policies in Chapter 10 of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual (RS&CM), Volume I with revised policies from the RS&CM, Volume II.
Bill 9 – Mental Disorder PresumptionPublished on: Jul 17, 2018
On July 12, 2018, the Board of Directors approved amendments to Chapter 3 in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.
New webpage for substance abuse and impairment in the workplacePublished on: Jul 17, 2018
A new webpage is available to help prepare for cannabis legalization and address concerns about substance use and impairment in the workplace.
WorkSafeBC announces preliminary premium rates for 2019Published on: Jul 16, 2018
WorkSafeBC announced today that the preliminary average base rate for 2019 will remain unchanged, at 1.55 percent of employers’ assessable payroll.
Proposed policy amendments and practice materials regarding the Certificate of Recognition ProgramPublished on: Jul 13, 2018
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division (the PRRD) is releasing a discussion paper on proposed policy amendments to the Certificate of Recognition (COR) Program. In addition, the Industry and Labour Services department is releasing practice materials on proposed program developments.
2018 New or Revised ACGIH Threshold Limit Values and BC OELsPublished on: Jul 03, 2018
OHS Policy R5.48-1 has been amended to maintain the current exposure limits for substances listed on the 2018 new or revised Threshold Limit Values from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
Proposed revisions to the Workers Compensation ActPublished on: Jun 27, 2018
The B.C. government has recently proposed changes to the language and numbering of the Workers Compensation Act. The proposed changes are not intended to change the Act's legal effect. Rather, they are intended to make the Act easier to read and understand, and to reorganize it so that specific laws are easier to find.
High temperatures put B.C. workers at risk of heat stressPublished on: Jun 20, 2018
With high temperatures forecast across the province this week, WorkSafeBC is alerting employers and outdoor workers of the risk of developing symptoms of heat stress this summer. Left untreated, heat stress can lead to injuries from heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Research funding opportunityPublished on: Jun 11, 2018
WorkSafeBC’s Research Services provides funding for academic scientific study and practical, innovative projects that provide insight and solutions for real issues faced by workplaces and WorkSafeBC.
Rate consultation sessionsPublished on: May 16, 2018
Join us and other employers in your region to learn more about the 2019 preliminary rates for your industry, injury trends in British Columbia, and what you can do to reduce injuries, claim costs, and your insurance rate.