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Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule 2018 Review

Published on: November 07, 2019

On October 23, 2019 the Board of Directors approved amendments to the Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule (PDES) in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II to, to update conditions to ensure the PDES reflects best practices for assessment and diagnosis.

September/October issue of WorkSafe Magazine

Published on: November 05, 2019

Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on a mental health committee driving positive change in the construction industry, helping workers with spinal cord injuries, and motion picture safety.

WorkSafeBC announces 2020 rates

Published on: October 24, 2019

WorkSafeBC announces that the average base rate for 2020 is maintained at the same level as 2019 and 2018, at 1.55% of employers' assessable payroll. Our positive financial results and stable claims costs have enabled us to keep the average rate flat for 2020.

Real-time clearance updates and new insurance dashboard

Published on: October 10, 2019

Based on feedback from employers and upgrades to our technology, most employers who log in to use our online services will now be able to get real-time updates to their clearance status and account balance.

New tools for quick access to injury and claim data

Published on: October 10, 2019

We’ve replaced our tools for workers, employers, safety associations, and researchers to access industry injury and claims data so the information is easier to filter and use in research, reports, and health and safety business planning.

Changes to Personal Optional Protection coverage amounts in 2020

Published on: September 27, 2019

WorkSafeBC Personal Optional Protection (POP) is an optional insurance plan, designed to cover your income loss should you suffer a work-related injury or disease. While an injury or illness can be devastating to both you and your family, it can take an even heavier toll if you don’t have enough insurance to cover basic living expenses.

Ergonomics Forum

Published on: September 16, 2019

In recognition of Ergonomics Month, WorkSafeBC is hosting our fourth annual Ergonomics Forum.

July/August issue of WorkSafe Magazine

Published on: August 26, 2019

Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on staying connected after an injury, an app for managing diabetes at work, and putting the brakes on log-hauler injuries.

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