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.
Consultation on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety RegulationPublished on: August 14, 2019
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is requesting feedback on proposed amendments to Part 6, Substance Specific Requirements − Cytotoxic Drugs of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
WorkSafeBC announces 2020 preliminary ratesPublished on: August 06, 2019
The average base rate is projected to remain at 1.55 percent of employers' assessable payroll in 2020.
Proposed evidence and decision-making policy amendmentsPublished on: July 23, 2019
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper with options on proposed amendments to policy to stakeholders for comment.
Revised employer resource on preventing slips, trips, and falls in manufacturingPublished on: July 19, 2019
Slips, trips, and falls put workers at risk of sprains, strains, bruises, concussions, and fractures. While falls are extremely common, they are one of the most preventable types of workplace injury.
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.
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.
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.
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.