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  • 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.

  • September/October issue of WorkSafe Magazine

    Published 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 claims

    Published 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 conference

    Published 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 process

    Published 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 changes

    Published 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 Committees

    Published 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 disruptions

    Published 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.

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