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Announcements

WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan update

WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan update

See the latest report, detailing our progress on recommendations in the WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan.

Consultation on Proposed Policy and Public Hearing on Regulation Changes Regarding Employer Incident Investigations

Consultation on Proposed Policy and Public Hearing on Regulation Changes Regarding Employer Incident Investigations

The Board of Directors has approved consultation on two new policies, and public hearings on two consequential amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation regarding Employer Incident Investigations.

WorkSafe Magazine — July/August

WorkSafe Magazine — July/August

In this issue: Check your phone at the door; Remote wood wedge to protect fallers; Coquitlam gets tough on asbestos; and more.

Consultation and Public Hearing on Proposed New Regulation and Policy Regarding OHS Citations

Consultation and Public Hearing on Proposed New Regulation and Policy Regarding OHS Citations

The Board of Directors, at their June 2015 meeting, approved the release for consultation of a discussion paper regarding a proposed new regulation and policy regarding OHS Citations.

Consultation on Proposed New OHS Compliance Agreements Policy (D12-186.1-1)

Consultation on Proposed New OHS Compliance Agreements Policy (D12-186.1-1)

The Board of Directors, at their June 2015 meeting, approved the release for consultation of a discussion paper and proposed new policy regarding OHS compliance agreements.

Health Care Professional Conference - September 25

Health Care Professional Conference - September 25

Join us at our conference geared toward clinical rehabilitation providers for a full day of premier presentations by field experts.

Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Stop Work Orders Policy (D12-191-1)

Consultation on proposed changes to the Stop Work Orders Policy (D12-191-1)

The Board of Directors, at their May 2015 meeting, approved the release for consultation of a discussion paper and proposed changes to the policy regarding stop work orders.

Rate consultation sessions

Rate consultation sessions

Join us and other employers in your region to learn more about the 2016 preliminary rates for your industry, injury trends in B.C., and what you can do to reduce injuries, claim costs, and your insurance rate.

Bill 9 related changes to occupational health and safety (OHS) policies

Bill 9 related changes to occupational health and safety (OHS) policies

On May 27, 2015, the Board of Directors approved two new interim OHS policies regarding employer incident investigations and stop work orders. Housekeeping changes were also made to other related OHS policies.

Workers Compensation Amendment Act  (Bill 9)

Workers Compensation Amendment Act (Bill 9)

Bill 9 received Royal Assent on May 14 and contains a number of changes to Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act (the Act).

WorkSafeBC issues annual report

WorkSafeBC issues annual report

On May 7, 2015, in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Minister Bond tabled the WorkSafeBC 2014 Annual Report and 2015-2017 Service Plan. The annual report provides an audited review of our performance objectives and financial statements.

2015 New or Revised ACGIH Threshold Limit Values and BC OELs

2015 new or revised ACGIH Threshold Limit Values and BC OELs

The Table of Occupational Exposure Limits for Excluded Substances in Prevention Policy R5.48-1 has been amended to maintain the current exposure limits for substances listed on the 2015 new or revised Threshold Limit Values from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.

 New video series focuses on asbestos exposure in construction

New video series focuses on asbestos exposure in construction

This video series, developed in partnership with the BC Association of Restoration Contractors, shows the reactions from workers, contractors, and a homeowner to the dangers of asbestos.

Beware of telephone scams

Beware of telephone scams

A new telephone scam has callers fraudulently posing as WorkSafeBC representatives. If you have any concerns about the legitimacy of a phone call from WorkSafeBC, please contact our Employer Service Centre.

Calculation of long-term average earnings for GECA workers

Calculation of long-term average earnings for GECA workers

Stakeholders are invited to review and comment on the Policy, Regulation and Research Division’s discussion paper on the Calculation of Long-Term Average Earnings for GECA workers.

New resources for working safely with tractors and power take-off (PTO) equipment

New resources for working safely with tractors and power take-off (PTO) equipment

If you work with tractors or PTOs, be sure to access our new safety checklists and frequently asked questions about working safely with tractors and equipment, available in English, French, Punjabi, and Spanish. This safety initiative coincides with Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, happening from March 15 to 21.

Board of Directors approves the regulatory amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to WHMIS 2015

Board of Directors approves the regulatory amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to WHMIS 2015

On February 24, 2015, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015.

Notice of public hearing for the proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to WHMIS 2015

Notice of public hearing for the proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to WHMIS 2015

The Board of Directors approved an expedited public hearing to be held on February 20, 2015, to consider proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015.

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