WorkSafeBC: Inspection reports now available online

WorkSafeBC inspections are an important part of ensuring health and safety in B.C. workplaces. During an inspection, a prevention officer will inspect your workplace and assess safe work practices in accordance with the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety (
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Accessing WorkSafeBC services and keeping workers safe during the wildfires

B.C. has declared a provincial state of emergency due to wildfires. WorkSafeBC encourages workers and employers to take steps to ensure they are able to continue accessing our services, and stay healthy and safe during this time.
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WorkSafeBC’s preliminary average premium base rate to remain unchanged in 2022

Fifth straight year with flat average base rate, consistent with WorkSafeBC’s goal of keeping rates stable Richmond, B.C. — WorkSafeBC announced today that the preliminary average base rate for 2022 will remain unchanged at 1.55 percent of employers’ assessable payroll. This will be t
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WorkSafeBC: Extensions of coverage for the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction’s work experience programs

On March 30, 2021, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to three existing extensions of coverage under section 7(2)(b) of the Workers Compensation Act (Act) for work experience programs administered by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.
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WorkSafeNB launches fall protection blitz

At WorkSafeNB, we know that falls continue to be a leading cause of serious workplace injuries in New Brunswick. We also know employers care about their employees’ well-being…and so do we.
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WCB Nova Scotia: Safe + Secure: Keeping young workers safe this summer

The latest issue of our Safe + Secure e-newsletter is now available, with a special focus on keeping Nova Scotia’s young workers safe as more of them enter the workforce in the summer months.
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WorkSafeNB: Unpaid waiting period eliminated

We’re pleased to announce the removal of the three-day unpaid waiting period for injured and ill workers of New Brunswick. Over 25 years ago, an unpaid waiting period was introduced whereby an employee who experienced a work-related injury or illness was not eligible for compensation
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WorkSafeBC advising employers to consider workplace closures during heat wave

With extreme temperatures in many parts of British Columbia, WorkSafeBC is advising employers to consider closing down their workplaces if workers cannot be protected from the risk of heat stress. “All workers are potentially at risk,” said Al Johnson, Head of Prevention Services at W
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WorkSafeBC issues guidance for employers on the transition to communicable disease prevention

A careful and gradual move away from COVID-19 safety plans will begin once the Province moves to Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan WorkSafeBC has released new information and guidance for employers on the transition from COVID-19 safety plans to communicable disease prevention. The transi
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Optimism, opportunity define WCB Nova Scotia’s 2021-2023 Strategic Priorities

WCB Nova Scotia’s 2021-2023 Strategic Priorities chart a course for new possibility and opportunity, with a clear focus on return to work and coming financial sustainability.
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