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 polices 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.
Research funding opportunityPublished on: June 11, 2018
WorkSafeBC’s Research Services provides funding for academic scientific study and practical, innovative projects that provide insight and solutions for real issues faced by workplaces and WorkSafeBC.
New first aid training requirements effective July 1, 2018Published on: June 05, 2018
First aid attendants are a lifeline for those who become injured or ill in the workplace. WorkSafeBC regularly reviews the occupational first aid training program to ensure that it is keeping up with best practices. In order to cover a broader spectrum of medical issues, and align treatment protocols with Canadian and international best practices, occupational first aid training requirements are changing on July 1, 2018.
WorkSafeBC’s 2017 Annual Report now availablePublished on: June 01, 2018
Our 2017 Annual Report and 2018-2020 Service Plan was tabled yesterday by the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The annual report provides an audited review of our performance against targets set the previous year. It also includes our audited consolidated financial statements. This year’s report highlights our 100 years of service to the workers and employers of British Columbia.
Decision on the New and Revised Occupational Exposure Limits for 2013, 2014, and 2015Published on: May 31, 2018
At the May 2018 meeting, the Board of Directors approved the adoption of the 2013, 2014, and 2015 new and revised American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Threshold Limit Values.
Proposed policy amendments related to Bill 9 - Mental Disorder PresumptionPublished on: May 24, 2018
The Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 9) amends the Workers Compensation Act by adding a mental disorder presumption for correctional officers, emergency medical assistants, firefighters, police officers and sheriffs who are exposed to one or more traumatic events as part of their employment.
May/June issue of WorkSafe MagazinePublished on: May 23, 2018
Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on a mentorship program that helps young carpenters; keeping roadside workers safe; and new powered stretchers and loading systems that reduce risk for paramedics.
Rate consultation sessionsPublished on: May 16, 2018
Join us and other employers in your region to learn more about the 2019 preliminary rates for your industry, injury trends in British Columbia, and what you can do to reduce injuries, claim costs, and your insurance rate.
Working during flood seasonPublished on: May 14, 2018
There is currently a high risk of flooding in many areas of B.C. This is due to a heavy snowpack that is rapidly melting, mixed with plugged or frozen culverts. In areas recently burned by wildfire, the flood risk can be even greater due to the soil’s reduced ability to absorb water. Heavy snowmelt also increases the risk of landslides and debris in rivers and creeks, road and bridge washouts, and dangerous erosion.
Workplace impairment: A primer on preparing for cannabis legalizationPublished on: May 07, 2018
To help employers prepare for the possible legalization of cannabis, WorkSafeBC has prepared an information primer that summarizes the regulatory requirements related to workplace impairment.
Fatigue Risk Management SymposiumPublished on: May 07, 2018
You're invited to attend the Fatigue Risk Management Symposium on June 7 to learn how to mitigate and manage fatigue-related risk in the workplace.