WorkSafeBC is the operating name of the Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia, a statutory agency created by an act of the provincial legislature in 1917. WorkSafeBC is the exclusive workers' compensation insurer in British Columbia, Canada, covering more than 200,000 registered employers and 2.3 million workers (93.4% of the employed labour force of British Columbia). In addition to administering claims for work-related injury, illness and disease, the agency is also responsible for prevention.
Posts about Worksafebc
  • Rights and Obligations in a WorkSafeBC Inspection

    … investigations of this nature. David Brown explains why employers have a legal requirement under the Act to allow an inspection to be conducted, to participate in the investigation and to provide all reasonable means to facilitate the investigation on his BC Employment Law Blog. NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Information made available on the Kent Employment…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 11 readers -
  • Pets: A Workplace’s Best Friend?

    …. If an employer operates a food premises, it must not permit live animals to be on the premises (Food Premises Regulation, B.C. Reg. 210/99, s. 25). 3. Liability for Injuries. Injuries to workers: Dog-related injuries to employees in the workplace (e.g. dog bites, allergy-related diseases) may be covered by WorkSafeBC. However, even if covered…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 18 readers -
  • Richard Johnson’s Top 10 Employer Tips for 2016

    … employee information, whether at the time of hiring or afterwards, collect only what you need, and be transparent about how and why you’ll use it. The law requires that you have policies and procedures in place to investigate and respond to workplace bullying and harassment. You may choose, within reason, when your employees may take…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 22 readers -
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