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Merits and Justice in Decision-making

Published 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 Program

Published 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.

May/June issue of WorkSafe Magazine

Published 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.

WorkSafeBC’s 2018 Annual Report now available

Published on: May 31, 2019

Our 2018 Annual Report and 2019-2021 Service Plan was tabled on May 27 by Minister of Labour Harry Bains. The annual report provides an audited review of our performance against targets set the previous year. It also includes our audited consolidated financial statements.

Keeping lone workers safe

Published on: May 17, 2019

Earlier this month, a hotel worker in Victoria was assaulted, tied up, and robbed in the early hours of the morning. This disturbing event is an example of the risks of working alone. WorkSafeBC is reminding employers that you are responsible for the health and safety of your workers, including having a system in place to ensure your workers are safe when they are working alone.

Rate consultations sessions

Published on: May 14, 2019

Join us and other employers in your region to learn more about the 2020 preliminary rates, injury trends in B.C., and what you can do to reduce injuries, claim costs, and your insurance rate.

Streamlined home page coming soon

Published on: May 10, 2019

Later this month, we’re tweaking the home page to put an increased focus on the top services and tasks for workers and employers.

2019–2021 Policy Workplans

Published on: May 08, 2019

At their April meeting, the Board of Directors approved the Policy, Regulation and Research Division’s 2019 – 2021 Policy Workplans. These workplans include policy priorities relating to compensation, occupational disease, assessments and occupational health and safety.

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