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  • Oil and gas amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (Part 23) now in effect

    Published on: Jul 31, 2017

    At its March 2017 meeting, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved amendments to Part 23 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR). These amendments came into effect August 1, 2017.

  • Coming soon: New storage rack regulations

    Published on: Jul 31, 2017

    The new B.C. storage rack regulations related to occupational health and safety take effect January 1, 2018.

  • Health and safety resources for wildfire season

    Published on: Jul 26, 2017

    The following resources are provided to help employers understand the potential hazards and outline some measures you can take to minimize worker exposure during the wildfire season.

  • Service disruptions due to wildfires

    Published on: Jul 20, 2017

    To ensure public safety and a coordinated response to the wildfires across central and southern British Columbia, the Province of B.C. has declared a state of emergency. WorkSafeBC is monitoring the situation to ensure our ability to provide services to workers, providers, and employers around the province.

  • Rate consultation sessions

    Published on: Jul 11, 2017

    Update: Rate consultation sessions for the proposed 2018 rates are being rescheduled to late summer/early fall 2017.

  • Spreading the word about health and safety in construction

    Published on: Jul 11, 2017

    A challenging and dynamic work environment, connecting with those in the construction industry, and making a difference — it’s rarely just “a typical day at the office” for WorkSafeBC’s Industry and Labour Services Construction team. Every day, the team is busy collaborating with industry organizations like the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) and the BC Association for Crane Safety to develop initiatives to improve health and safety in the industry.

  • July/August issue of WorkSafe Magazine

    Published on: Jul 09, 2017

    Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on protecting B.C. bus drivers from acts of violence, stopping workplace exposure to sensitizers, honouring those who shaped B.C.’s agriculture industry, and more. Preview the cover story below.

  • Board of Directors approves amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Penalty Amounts Policy D12-196-6 – effective July 4, 2017

    Published on: Jun 29, 2017

    On June 28, 2017, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors (BOD) approved changes to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Penalty Amounts Policy (D12-196-6).

  • Changes to clothing allowances

    Published on: Jun 26, 2017

    On May 25, 2017, the Board of Directors approved changes to Item C10-82.00, Clothing Allowances of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.

  • Secure and convenient ways to pay by credit card

    Published on: Jun 22, 2017

    We offer several ways for employers to pay their insurance premiums securely, with online payment being the most convenient and efficient.

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