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  • Health Care Policies in Chapter 10 of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume I

    Published 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 Presumption

    Published 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 workplace

    Published 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 2019

    Published 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 Program

    Published 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 OELs

    Published 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 Act

    Published 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 stress

    Published 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 opportunity

    Published 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 sessions

    Published 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.

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