News & events
Consultation on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety RegulationPublished on: Aug 14, 2019
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is requesting feedback on proposed amendments to Part 6, Substance Specific Requirements − Cytotoxic Drugs of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
High temperatures can put workers at risk of heat stressPublished on: Aug 06, 2019
WorkSafeBC is reminding employers and outdoor workers about the risk of developing heat stress during hot weather. If not recognized and treated early, heat stress can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
WorkSafeBC announces 2020 preliminary ratesPublished on: Aug 06, 2019
The average base rate is projected to remain at 1.55 percent of employers' assessable payroll in 2020.
WorkSafeBC improves access to occupational health and safety informationPublished on: Jul 30, 2019
Workers and employers can speak directly to prevention officers across B.C.
Proposed evidence and decision-making policy amendmentsPublished on: Jul 23, 2019
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper with options on proposed amendments to policy to stakeholders for comment.
Revised employer resource on preventing slips, trips, and falls in manufacturingPublished on: Jul 19, 2019
Slips, trips, and falls put workers at risk of sprains, strains, bruises, concussions, and fractures. While falls are extremely common, they are one of the most preventable types of workplace injury.
New resource to help reduce MSIs in health care and community social servicesPublished on: Jul 16, 2019
Moving and handling people are leading causes of injury among workers in health care and community social services. Workers who manually move or handle people are at significant risk of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) such as sprains or strains.
WorkSafeBC announces preliminary premium rates for 2020Published on: Jul 11, 2019
WorkSafeBC announced today that the preliminary average base rate for 2020 will remain unchanged, at 1.55 percent of employers’ assessable payroll.
Instalment Model for Quarterly ReportingPublished on: Jul 03, 2019
On May 29, 2019, the Board of Directors approved policy changes facilitating the adoption of an instalment model for quarterly reporting.
Extending coverage to Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Unpaid Work Experience ProgramPublished on: Jun 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.