2018 High Risk Strategies and Industry Initiatives now onlinePublished on: January 10, 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.
New storage rack regulations now in effectPublished on: January 02, 2018
The new B.C. storage rack regulations related to occupational health and safety came into effect as of January 1, 2018.
B.C. government announces new WorkSafeBC board membersPublished on: December 04, 2017
Four new appointments and one reappointment
Measurement of Earnings LossPublished on: November 24, 2017
On November 22, 2017, the Board of Directors approved changes to policy item #40.13, Measurement of Earnings Loss, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II, to revise the factor used to adjust earnings for inflation in calculating a loss of earnings award.
Board of Directors approves extension of Interim Policies for the Partners in Injury and Disability Prevention ProgramPublished on: November 24, 2017
On November 22, 2017, the Board of Directors approved an extension to the interim policies, Items AP1-42-4 of the Assessment Manual and D2-111-4 of the Prevention Manual. The interim policies expire on December 31, 2018.
Removing capitalized values of permanent disability awards from the experience rating calculationPublished on: November 24, 2017
On November 22, 2017, the Board of Directors approved a change to the experience rating (ER) policy item AP1-42-1 of the Assessment Manual.
Typographical error in Schedule BPublished on: November 24, 2017
On November 22, 2017, the Board of Directors approved amendments to Schedule B of the Workers Compensation Act to correct a recently identified typographical error in item 6 regarding asthma.
2018–2020 Policy WorkplansPublished on: November 16, 2017
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared draft Policy Workplans for stakeholder review and comment. These workplans encompass proposed policy priorities relating to compensation, occupational disease, assessments and occupational health and safety.
WorkSafeBC Ammonia Inspection InitiativePublished on: November 09, 2017
From now until December 31, WorkSafeBC will be conducting an inspection initiative focused on risk assessment, exposure control plans, and work procedures, as well as emergency response and evacuation plans for ammonia exposure.
Nov/Dec issue of WorkSafe MagazinePublished on: November 07, 2017
Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on keeping safe on the night shift; tarping injuries in transportation; and how to get ready for new regulations on storage racks.
Broadband alarm surveyPublished on: October 19, 2017
We’re looking to understand the effect alarm signals may have on worker safety, and to understand perceptions workers may have about the broadband signal.
Board of Directors approves revised application statement for the Occupational Health and Safety Penalty Amounts Policy D12-196-6Published on: October 18, 2017
On October 18, 2017, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved amendments to the application statement of the previously approved policy amendment for the Occupational Health and Safety Penalty Amounts Policy (D12-196-6). These policy changes in the Prevention Manual were originally approved by the Board of Directors on June 28, 2017.
Proposed policy amendments regarding prior shoulder dislocationsPublished on: October 17, 2017
At their meeting on September 19, 2017, the Board of Directors approved the release of a discussion paper with options and proposed policy amendments to stakeholders for comment.
Rate consultation sessionsPublished on: October 03, 2017
Join us and other employers in your region to learn more about the 2018 proposed rates for your industry, injury trends in British Columbia, and what you can do to reduce injuries, claim costs, and your insurance rate.
WorkSafeBC announces preliminary premium rates for 2018Published on: September 29, 2017
WorkSafeBC announced today that the preliminary average base rate for 2018 will be 1.55 percent of employers’ assessable payroll.
WorkSafeBC Ergonomics ForumPublished on: September 07, 2017
In recognition of Ergonomics Month, WorkSafeBC is hosting an ergonomics forum on October 17. You're invited to join us for an afternoon of presentations and networking.
Young worker surveyPublished on: August 31, 2017
Every day, 26 young workers are injured on the job — that's one person every 55 minutes. Starting a new job, especially a first job, can be a little scary, but it shouldn't be dangerous.
18th Annual WorkSafeBC Physician Education ConferencePublished on: August 24, 2017
Physicians are invited to learn, share, and network at this WorkSafeBC-hosted conference on October 21 at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront in Vancouver.
WorkSafeBC issues Annual ReportPublished on: August 18, 2017
On August 17, 2017, the WorkSafeBC 2016 Annual Report and 2017-2019 Service Plan was tabled 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.
Oil and gas amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (Part 23) now in effectPublished on: August 01, 2017
At its March 2017 meeting, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved amendments to Part 23 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR). These amendments came into effect August 1, 2017.