News & events
Preparing for rotating mail strikesPublished 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 workplacePublished 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.
September/October issue of WorkSafe MagazinePublished on: Oct 04, 2018
Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on a Kelowna roofing firm taking safety to the next level; managing fatigue in the workplace; and how a Vancouver brewery gives young workers a voice.
Section 55 and mental disorder claimsPublished on: Oct 04, 2018
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper reviewing how section 55 of the Workers Compensation Act is applied to mental disorder claims. The discussion paper includes questions for consideration. The feedback received will inform the development of draft policy which will then be released for consultation prior to the Board of Directors’ consideration and approval.
Frontline health care assistants meet in Victoria for third annual Hearts and Hands conferencePublished on: Oct 03, 2018
More than 170 health care assistants (HCAs) are meeting today at the third annual Hearts and Hands conference in Victoria to focus on the health and wellbeing of HCAs.
Changes to the online Notice of Project submission processPublished on: Oct 01, 2018
The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation requires that WorkSafeBC be notified of certain types of projects before they begin. The form submitted is called a Notice of Project (NOP) and is currently available online and in print. To address employer feedback and aging technology, we are upgrading the Notice of Project online submission process.
2018 Public hearings on proposed regulatory changesPublished on: Sep 20, 2018
WorkSafeBC will hold public hearing sessions in October 2018 regarding changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
New Handbook for Joint Health and Safety CommitteesPublished on: Sep 18, 2018
A simple, concise publication is now available to guide the work of joint health and safety committees.
Preparing for potential mail disruptionsPublished on: Sep 13, 2018
Canada Post is currently in collective agreement negotiations with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. WorkSafeBC encourages workers and providers to register for direct deposit and employers to take advantage of our online services to avoid any potential concerns if postal delivery is affected by these negotiations.