Preparing for rotating mail strikesPublished on: October 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.
Section 55 and mental disorder claimsPublished on: October 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.
September/October issue of WorkSafe MagazinePublished on: October 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.
Changes to the online Notice of Project submission processPublished on: October 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 changesPublished on: September 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 CommitteesPublished on: September 18, 2018
A simple, concise publication is now available to guide the work of joint health and safety committees.
Preparing for potential mail disruptionsPublished on: September 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.
WorkSafeBC Ergonomics ForumPublished on: September 07, 2018
In recognition of Ergonomics Month, WorkSafeBC is hosting our third annual Ergonomics Forum. You're invited to join us for an afternoon of presentations and networking.
Potential mail disruptions due to wildfiresPublished on: August 22, 2018
To ensure public safety and a coordinated response to the wildfires across 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.
Health and safety resources for wildfire seasonPublished on: August 22, 2018
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.
Quarterly updates on progress of High Risk Strategies and Industry Initiatives are now availablePublished on: August 17, 2018
WorkSafeBC’S High Risk Strategies and Industry Initiatives identify and target industries and employers with a high risk of serious workplace injury and a significant contribution to the serious injury rate.
July/August issue of WorkSafe MagazinePublished on: July 31, 2018
Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on the process of preventing industrial disasters; staying safe during harvest season; and how the film industry focuses on mental health.
Consultation on proposed amendments to Part 24 - Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations policies of WorkSafeBC’s Prevention ManualPublished on: July 26, 2018
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper on proposed policy amendments to Part 24 policies on Diving, Fishing, and Other Marine Operations in the Prevention Manual.
Consultation on proposed amendments to Part 16, Mobile Equipment of the Occupational Health and Safety RegulationPublished on: July 18, 2018
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is requesting feedback on the proposed amendments to Part 16, Mobile Equipment, together with consequential amendments to 9 other Parts, of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
Bill 9 – Mental Disorder PresumptionPublished on: July 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 workplacePublished on: July 17, 2018
A new webpage is available to help prepare for cannabis legalization and address concerns about substance use and impairment in the workplace.
Health Care Policies in Chapter 10 of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume IPublished on: July 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.
Proposed policy amendments and practice materials regarding the Certificate of Recognition ProgramPublished on: July 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 OELsPublished on: July 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 ActPublished on: June 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.