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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 well as their claim costs and insurance rates.
WorkSafeBC’s health and safety team will also be on hand to answer questions about injury prevention, and provide resources to help employers protect their workers.
The two-hour sessions are being held in Richmond, Nanaimo, Victoria, Kelowna, Kamloops, Prince George, Langley, Fort St. John, Terrace, and Nelson.
For more information, and to reserve a seat at one of the sessions:
Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/nis/160429/160429.htm
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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 updated with information and tools including:
- Questions and Answers on Changes to the Workers Compensation Act
- Employer Incident Investigations Overview
Also posted are three high level summaries that provide an introduction and overview of the changes to the Workers Compensation Act:
Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/nis/150203/150203.htm
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
Read it online at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/nis/140929 /140929.htm
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 on the Job” that addresses this issue and provides four ways employers can keep their workers safe.
The video is available to stream and download at: http://www2.worksafebc.com/Publications/Multimedia/Videos.asp?ReportID=35133&_ga=1.65051054.1033433124.1395079526
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Consultation on Proposed Deletion of Policy R20.26-1 Regarding Inspections of Concrete Formwork and Falsework
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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 noted in “high hazard” Regulations. These are the orders that will likely result in penalties against the employer, and if the employer is COR-certified, could result in loss of incentive rebate for this year.Quaterly Report - Regulations Cited in IRs - CU753004- 2012-Q2
Read it online or get a printable version at http://www2.worksafebc.com/enews/prd/120723/120723.htm
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