WorkSafeBC Bulletin – Ensuring adequate support for concrete block masonry walls during construction

Introducing a new bulletin: Ensuring adequate support for concrete block masonry walls during construction Concrete block masonry walls are common on construction sites throughout B.C. This bulletin examines the potential hazard of wall collapse without sufficient lateral support. It also discusses how owners, employers, and contractors can prevent masonry wall collapses.

New Audio Slide Show: Worker Pulled into Ground by Quicksand Condition

Introducing a new audio slide show: Worker Pulled into Ground by Quicksand Condition This health and safety resource re-enacts an excavation collapse at a sewer construction site, where a worker was pulled down and trapped in the ground when a quicksand condition developed under his feet. Narrated by the investigating officer and featuring animation and photos […]

Proposed Revision of the Workers Compensation Act – Province of British Columbia

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/about-bcs-justice-system/legislation-policy/legislation-updates/workers-compensation-act

New info sheet | Asbestos-containing pipes in municipal underground works projects

Introducing a new information sheet Asbestos-containing pipes in municipal underground works projects. The network of asbestos-containing pipes in B.C. is aging or failing. As a result, it’s being replaced over time. Municipalities, contractors working on municipal projects, and other employers have responsibilities for the safe handling and disposal of asbestos-containing materials. This information sheet outlines […]

Media Backgrounder: Mental Disorder and PTSD Claims – 2016 and 2017

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/about-us/news-and-events/backgrounders/mental-disorder-ptsd-claims-2016-2017?lang=en&origin=s&returnurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.worksafebc.com%2Fen%2Fsearch%23q%3Dmental%2520disorder%2520claims%26sort%3Drelevancy%26f%3Alanguage-facet%3D%5BEnglish%5D

New Cannabis webpage

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/hazards-exposures/substance-use-impairment?origin=s&returnurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.worksafebc.com%2Fen%2Fsearch%23q%3Dcannabis%26sort%3Drelevancy%26f%3Alanguage-facet%3D%5BEnglish%5D

Policy Amendments for Mental Disorder presumption:

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/law-policy/board-of-directors-decisions/bod-2018-07-12-02-amendments-to-section-5_1?lang=en

WorkSafeBC to hold rate consultation sessions

WorkSafeBC’s senior management team will be travelling the province in July to talk with employers about insurance rates for the coming year. During these sessions, the organization will provide an overview of WorkSafeBC’s preliminary rates for 2018, outline injury trends in British Columbia, and advise employers on what they can do to reduce injuries, as […]

Risk awareness web pages now live

Read this WorkSafeBC Update online.

Release for consultation of proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/prrd/151211/151211.htm

LMAPR and OHS Citations Policy

Read it online at LMAPR and OHS Citations Policy

Changes to the Workers Compensation 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). The changes are designed to improve workplace health and safety and strengthen the tools WorkSafeBC can use to enforce the Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. WorkSafeBC.com has been […]

WorkSafeBC Fatigue in the Workplace Bulletin

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/i/posters/2014/ws14_14.html

Board of Directors approves amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety High Risk Policy (D12-196-2)

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/rap/141127/141127.htm

Distracted driving – new WorkSafeBC video just released

Distracted driving caused by the use of electronic devices continues to be a leading cause of MVA’s in BC. Workers who drive fleet vehicles or drive their own vehicles for work purposes, are at risk to become victims, or to be distracted drivers themselves. WorkSafeBC has created a new safety video – “Prevent Distracted Driving […]

WorkSafe News – May 20, 2014

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/140515/140515.htm

WorkSafe News – November 19, 2013

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/131119/131119.htm

Release for Consultation of an Additional 2014 Proposed Amendments to the OH&S Regulation

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/rap/131120/131120.htm

Consultation on Proposed Deletion of Policy R20.26-1 Regarding Inspections of Concrete Formwork and Falsework

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/rap/130527/130527.htm

WorkSafe News – June 5, 2013

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/130604/130604.htm

Board of Directors approves new policy regarding an employer’s duty towards other workers

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/rap/130424b/130424b.htm

New OHS Bullying and Harassment Policies

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/rap/130417/130417.htm

WorkSafe News – March 13, 2013

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/130311/130311.htm

WorkSafe News – November 21, 2012

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/121120/121120.htm

Quaterly Report – Regulations Cited in IRs – CU753004- 2012-Q2

During the first half of 2012, WorkSafeBC has issued 160 orders to firms in the Local Government and Related Classification Unit.  18 of these were Compliance orders – the follow-up orders to Inspection orders, requiring the employer to comply and respond within a certain time frame. In the second quarter of 2012, five violations were […]

Policy & Regulation Division e-Newsletter

Read it online or get a printable version at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/prd/120723/120723.htm

WorkSafe News – July 25, 2012

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/120725/120725.htm

OHS Regulation Mobile App Version 2.0

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/120425/120425.htm

Policy & Regulation Division e-Newsletter

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/prd/120321/120321.htm

Public hearings in May-June 2012 for proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (“OHSR”)

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/rap/120328/120328.htm

WorkSafe News – March 13, 2012

Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/120313/120313.htm