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  • Partners in Care Program: Improving health outcomes for injured workers

    In 2021, WorkSafeBC launched an initiative to foster collaboration between its team of in-house physicians — known as Medical Advisors — and external care providers for injured workers. The Partners in Care Program positions Medical Advisors to serve as key resources and support for community physicians and their patients.

    Published on: Jun 06, 2023
  • Summer 2023 issue of WorkSafe Magazine

    Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on proximity detection to manage the risk of workers being struck by mobile equipment, new sexual harassment training for the hospitality industry, and reducing the risk of heat stress this summer.

    Published on: May 31, 2023
  • BOD decision: Changes to classification assignment policy relating to special hazard and labour supply exceptions

    On April 26, 2023, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to policy in Item AP5-244-2, Classification – Assignment, of the Assessment Manual to remove the special hazard exception and clarify language in the labour supply firm exception.

    Published on: May 31, 2023
  • Decision on the New and Revised B.C. Exposure Limits based on the 2019 and 2020 ACGIH TLVs for Selected Chemical Substances

    At its April 2023 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors (BOD) approved the adoption of the 2019 and 2020 new and revised American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Threshold Limit Values (ACGIH TLVs) for selected chemical substances.

    Published on: May 26, 2023
  • WorkSafeBC urges employers on the North Coast to protect workers from heat-related illnesses

    WorkSafeBC is reminding North Coast employers to keep their workers safe as temperatures rise. A heat warning issued yesterday by Environment Canada warns that temperatures will reach up to 30 degrees Celsius today through Thursday — 15 degrees higher than the seasonal average. With increased temperatures come higher risks of heat-related illnesses, including sun stroke and heat stress, the latter potentially affecting both indoor and outdoor workers.

    News release
    Published on: May 16, 2023