News & events
January/February issue of WorkSafe MagazinePublished on: Feb 15, 2019
Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on asbestos removal, on-site decontamination for firefighters, and understanding foot pain.
Board of Directors approves the 2018 regulatory amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety RegulationPublished on: Feb 08, 2019
At its January 2019 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and consequential changes to Item R20.17-1 in the Prevention Manual.
Bitter cold means heightened risk for outdoor workersPublished on: Feb 06, 2019
With temperatures plummeting this week in northern B.C., WorkSafeBC is reminding employers and workers they need to prepare and have a plan in place to manage the risks of working outside in sub-zero temperatures.
Surveillance PolicyPublished on: Feb 01, 2019
On January 23, 2019, the Board of Directors approved new policy item #97.70, Surveillance, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.
Proposed merits and justice policy amendmentPublished on: Jan 30, 2019
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper with options on proposed policy amendments to policy item #2.20 to stakeholders for comment.
Amendments to Prevention Manual policies regarding Part 24 of the Occupational Health and Safety RegulationPublished on: Dec 20, 2018
On December 13, 2018, the Board of Directors approved amendments to Prevention Manual policies regarding Part 24: Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
Nine-digit employer account numbers now being assignedPublished on: Dec 14, 2018
In November 2018, we began assigning nine-digit WorkSafeBC employer account numbers to employers who open a new account with us. The nine-digit numbers for new employer accounts allow our system to accommodate more employers. If you’re an employer who already has an account with us, your six-digit account number will not be affected or changed.
November/December issue of WorkSafe MagazinePublished on: Dec 11, 2018
Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on safety inside a cannabis greenhouse, three steps for performing a risk assessment, and disposal tips for renovation waste.
2019–2021 policy workplansPublished on: Dec 11, 2018
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared draft policy workplans for stakeholder review and comment. These workplans encompass proposed policy priorities relating to compensation, occupational disease, assessments and occupational health and safety.
Certificate of Recognition ProgramPublished on: Dec 06, 2018
On November 22, 2018, the Board of Directors approved new policies for the Certificate of Recognition Program, Items AP1-42-4 of the Assessment Manual and D2-111-4 of the Prevention Manual.