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.
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  • Rights and Obligations in a WorkSafeBC Inspection

    … There are few things more unsettling to employers than a surprise visit by a WorkSafeBC investigator, whatever the motivation for the inspection may be. While many managers may want to respond by telling the investigators to “get lost”, a more sensible approach starts with understanding everyone’s rights, obligations, and expectations during…

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  • 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…

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  • Richard Johnson’s Top 10 Employer Tips for 2016

    … that requires an employee to give you advance notice that he or she is quitting. If you would like your workers to give you notice of resignation, you should build this into their employee contracts. Mandatory retirement is a thing of the past. You cannot force an employee to retire when he or she turns 65. If you found these tips helpful and are looking for more, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook! Share with others The post Richard Johnson’s Top 10 Employer Tips for 2016 appeared first on . …

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