New resource to help reduce MSIs in health care and community social servicesPublished on: July 16, 2019
Moving and handling people are leading causes of injury among workers in health care and community social services. Workers who manually move or handle people are at significant risk of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) such as sprains or strains.
Instalment Model for Quarterly ReportingPublished on: July 03, 2019
On May 29, 2019, the Board of Directors approved policy changes facilitating the adoption of an instalment model for quarterly reporting.
Merits and Justice in Decision-makingPublished on: July 03, 2019
On May 29, 2019, the Board of Directors approved amendments to policies in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II, the Prevention Manual, and the Assessment Manual related to merits and justice in decision-making.
Extending coverage to Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Unpaid Work Experience ProgramPublished on: June 25, 2019
On April 10, 2019, the Board of Directors approved extending coverage under Section 3(7)(b) of the Worker Compensation Act to participants of the Unpaid Work Experience Program. This program was developed by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction to assist unemployed and underemployed British Columbians gain valuable work skills in a work environment.
Proposed Occupational Exposure Limits based on the New or Revised 2016, 2017, and 2018 ACGIH TLVs for Selected Chemical SubstancesPublished on: June 20, 2019
WorkSafeBC is requesting stakeholder feedback on the proposed OELs for 31 substances.
2020-2022 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation WorkplanPublished on: June 13, 2019
At their May 29, 2019 meeting, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved the Policy, Regulation and Research Division’s 2020-2022 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Workplan.
May/June issue of WorkSafe MagazinePublished on: June 13, 2019
Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on health and safety for restoration contractors, behind the scenes of the Prevention Information Line, and tips for your first summer job.
Consultation on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety RegulationPublished on: June 06, 2019
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is requesting feedback on two proposed amendment packages to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
New resource outlines roles and responsibilities on a restoration worksitePublished on: June 05, 2019
On a restoration worksite, it’s common to see workers for multiple employers carrying out work at the same time. Learn why it's important for a prime contractor to coordinate health and safety when many employers are on a worksite.
New resource on inspecting and certifying mobile cranes and boom trucksPublished on: June 05, 2019
Catastrophic failure of mobile cranes and boom trucks can lead to serious injury or death. If you are an owner or certifying engineer, learn more about your responsibilities to inspect and certify this equipment.
Amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Regulation now in effectPublished on: June 04, 2019
In early 2019, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation.
WorkSafeBC’s 2018 Annual Report now availablePublished on: May 31, 2019
Our 2018 Annual Report and 2019-2021 Service Plan was tabled on May 27 by Minister of Labour Harry Bains. The annual report provides an audited review of our performance against targets set the previous year. It also includes our audited consolidated financial statements.
New resource helps parents talk to kids about workplace safetyPublished on: May 28, 2019
Everyone has a part to play in worker safety, and parents can be powerful role models. It’s never too soon to start talking to your kids about workplace safety.
Keeping lone workers safePublished on: May 17, 2019
Earlier this month, a hotel worker in Victoria was assaulted, tied up, and robbed in the early hours of the morning. This disturbing event is an example of the risks of working alone. WorkSafeBC is reminding employers that you are responsible for the health and safety of your workers, including having a system in place to ensure your workers are safe when they are working alone.
2019 new or revised ACGIH Threshold Limit Values and BC OELsPublished on: May 15, 2019
OHS Policy R5.48-1 has been amended to maintain the current exposure limits for substances listed on the 2019 new or revised Threshold Limit Values from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
Rate consultations sessionsPublished on: May 14, 2019
Join us and other employers in your region to learn more about the 2020 preliminary rates, injury trends in B.C., and what you can do to reduce injuries, claim costs, and your insurance rate.
Proposed policy amendments regarding vocational rehabilitation and proposed options regarding cost reliefPublished on: May 13, 2019
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper with options on proposed policy regarding vocational rehabilitation and options on proposed next steps regarding cost relief to stakeholders for comment.
Streamlined home page coming soonPublished on: May 10, 2019
Later this month, we’re tweaking the worksafebc.com home page to put an increased focus on the top services and tasks for workers and employers.
New poster illustrates ways to prevent slips, trips, and falls in manufacturing workplacesPublished on: May 10, 2019
From 2013 to 2017, there were more than 5,000 slip, trip, and fall injuries in manufacturing — 1,000 of which were serious injuries.
2019–2021 Policy WorkplansPublished on: May 08, 2019
At their April meeting, the Board of Directors approved the Policy, Regulation and Research Division’s 2019 – 2021 Policy Workplans. These workplans include policy priorities relating to compensation, occupational disease, assessments and occupational health and safety.