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Prior Shoulder Dislocations

Published on: April 20, 2018

On March 29, 2018, the Board of Directors approved amendments to Item C3-16.10, Pre-Existing Conditions − Specific Injuries, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II (RS&CM).

Fatigue Risk Management Symposium

Published on: April 19, 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. You'll hear from experts across Canada on topics such as: principles for managing the risk of fatigue in the workplace, impact of healthcare worker fatigue on patient and occupational safety, investigating for human fatigue factors, and more.

A message to B.C. employers

Published on: April 16, 2018

April 28 has been designated the national Day of Mourning, a time when we all come together to remember those who have lost their lives due to work-related incidents or occupational diseases. Last year 158 workers died as a result of their work.

March/April issue of WorkSafe Magazine

Published on: March 28, 2018

Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on risk control at a Vancouver Island bison ranch; emergency-response training in Sicamous; and training young workers in the finishing trades.

2018 – 2020 Policy Priorities Workplans

Published on: February 08, 2018

At their January meeting, the Board of Directors approved the Policy, Regulation and Research Division’s 2018 – 2020 Policy Priorities Workplans. These workplans encompass policy priorities relating to compensation, occupational disease, assessments and occupational health and safety.

Jan/Feb issue of WorkSafe Magazine

Published on: January 24, 2018

Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine, featuring articles on committing to road safety at work; tips for snow removal; and ergonomics to bridge the generation gap.

Measurement of Earnings Loss

Published 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.

Typographical error in Schedule B

Published 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 Workplans

Published 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 Initiative

Published 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.