Activity-Related Soft Tissue Disorders (ASTDs) of the LimbsPublished on: November 07, 2019
On October 23, 2019, the Board of Directors approved amendments to policy item #27.00, Activity-Related Soft Tissue Disorders (ASTDs) of the Limbs of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.
Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule 2018 ReviewPublished 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 MagazinePublished 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.
New slide show re-enacts a carpenter’s fall from ladder, then through opening in floorPublished on: October 30, 2019
While working on the fourth floor of a building under renovation, a carpenter falls from a stepladder down to the surface 29 feet below and sustains serious injuries.
Consultation on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety RegulationPublished on: October 29, 2019
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is requesting feedback on two proposed amendment packages to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
WorkSafeBC announces 2020 ratesPublished 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.
2019 Fall Public hearings on proposed regulatory changes to the Occupational Health and Safety RegulationPublished on: October 21, 2019
WorkSafeBC will hold public hearing sessions in October and November 2019 regarding changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
Effective date for revisions to Workers Compensation ActPublished on: October 21, 2019
The provincial government has passed an Order-in-Council that will bring changes to the language and numbering of the Workers Compensation Act into effect on April 6, 2020.
Revised resource helps small businesses better understand health and safetyPublished on: October 11, 2019
The contribution of small businesses to B.C.’s economy and our local communities is invaluable. This revised resource is designed to help small business owners understand the basics when it comes to health and safety in B.C.
Real-time clearance updates and new insurance dashboardPublished 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 dataPublished 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.
New resource to help prevent injury when working with spring-assisted folding stakes on log transport trailersPublished on: September 30, 2019
Adjusting the spring tensions of folding stakes on log transport trailers can result in serious injuries if not done properly. This new bulletin describes the hazards and how to reduce the risks.
Changes to Personal Optional Protection coverage amounts in 2020Published 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.
2019 Public hearing on proposed regulatory amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety RegulationPublished on: September 24, 2019
WorkSafeBC will be holding a public hearing on October 10, 2019 regarding changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
Ergonomics ForumPublished on: September 16, 2019
In recognition of Ergonomics Month, WorkSafeBC is hosting our fourth annual Ergonomics Forum.
Revised manual on controlling hazardous energy through de-energization and lockoutPublished on: September 13, 2019
Every year, workers in B.C. are killed or seriously injured because machinery or equipment was not properly de-energized and locked out. This manual has been significantly revised to better help employers control hazardous energy in their workplaces and create a safe environment for their workers.
Fatigue Risk Management ForumPublished on: September 09, 2019
You’re invited to attend this free, half-day forum on fatigue risk management.
New series of information sheets to help prevent MSIs in forest nurseriesPublished on: September 09, 2019
Workers in forest nurseries repeatedly perform a series of actions each work day. These movements — combined with forceful exertions, awkward postures, and other factors — can put workers at risk of developing musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs).
New resources to help employers develop a noise control and hearing conservation programPublished on: September 04, 2019
Too much exposure to workplace noise can cause permanent and irreversible damage to workers’ hearing. Noise-induced hearing loss is the most common work-related disease, but it is preventable.
July/August issue of WorkSafe MagazinePublished 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.