When we consider proposals for research funding, we look for projects that support one or more of WorkSafeBC's key strategic initiatives and goals. Projects should have clear potential to positively impact health and safety in B.C. workplaces or in the workers' compensation system.
Research needs and relevance
WorkSafeBC and our Board of Directors want to ensure that the research we support addresses real needs for workers and employers, as well as for the organization and our partners.
We support research that can provide tangible and quantifiable benefits where possible, by helping to identify potential solutions to real problems. In awarding research funding, WorkSafeBC and our partners will consider projects that fall within our mandate of:
- Preventing occupational injury and disease
- Promoting successful rehabilitation and return-to-work
- Ensuring fair compensation for injured workers
When preparing an application, be sure to consider these questions:
- What is the problem to be solved and how will the research attempt to solve it?
- How will the research be done?
- Why is the research important and how does the research support the mandate of WorkSafeBC and/or our partners?
- How will we know if the research has been successful in solving the problem?
Research Services has highlighted four priority areas for 2018 (shaded in gray), which are of particular interest to WorkSafeBC. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that align with the priority areas, however, the merits of all proposals will be considered.
||Sub-topic or question
|Reduction of serious injury||
|Improvement of return-to-work outcomes, particularly for small business||
|Reduction of occupational exposure and prevention of occupational disease||