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WorkSafeBC COVID-19 Resources

Below you will find a list of WorkSafeBC resources to guide employers through occupational health and safety during the current pandemic and to ensure that appropriate protocols are in place to protect workers from the risk of transmission. WorkSafeBC Resource Date Maintaining COVID-19 Safety Plans November 11th, 2020 Maintaining COVID-19 Plans Actsafe Letter November 11th, […]

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WorkSafeBC – Maintaining COVID-19 Safety Plans

Please find below the upcoming enhanced COVID-19 WorkSafeBC inspections and consultations at workplaces in the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions. WorkSafeBC – Maintaining COVID Plans WSBC Maintaining COVID Plans Letter – Actsafe

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WorkSafeBC Deferring Quarterly Premium Payments.

WorkSafeBC deferring quarterly premium payments for an additional quarter Release of preliminary base rates for 2021 postponed until fall Richmond, B.C. (June 8, 2020) — WorkSafeBC today announced that it is extending the deferral period for quarterly premium payments for an additional three months, without penalty or interest. In order to ensure account balances are correct, […]

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WorkSafeBC announces additional support for employers impacted by COVID-19

Assessment payments under the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program. WorkSafeBC is waiving premiums for employers who are approved to receive the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for furloughed workers (employees on leave with full or partial pay). WorkSafeBC recognizes the challenges employers are facing during this extraordinary time, and in light of the impacts of […]

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Preventing exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace: A WorkSafeBC guide for employers

Orders from the provincial health officer (PHO) and guidance to employers and businesses provided by them BC Centre of Disease Control represent the minimum standard that employers must meet, to comply with obligations to ensure worker health and safety. This guide for employers provides questions you should ask to address health and safety concerns in […]

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WorkSafeBC COVID-19 and Q1 2020 payment deferrals for employers

Chris Back, Director of OHS Consultation & Education Services, WorkSafeBC released the following communique: WorkSafeBC is actively monitoring and adjusting to the COVID-19 situation to determine how we can best support our stakeholders around the province. We know employers are facing a number of challenges and uncertainty at this time, so we have decided to […]

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Substance Use & Impairment in the Workplace WorkSafeBC Link

Following the legalization of cannabis in Canada, policies and procedures on substance use and impairment in the workplace are encouraged. This WorkSafeBC webpage explains how substance-use impairment can affect a workplace, the responsibilities of workers and employers for managing impairment, and provides you with other relevant resources. Access this information here.

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Reducing the Risk of Propane Explosions in Food Trucks WorkSafeBC Bulletin

Explosions in food trucks can occur when propane leaks from equipment or a fuel tank, builds up inside a truck, and ignites. Food truck explosions have occurred in multiple locations in Canada and worldwide. The risk grows as the number of food trucks continues to rise, although the risk is preventable. This bulletin discusses how […]

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Exposure Registry WorkSafeBC Program (Form 41M1)

Sometimes workers know they have had exposure to a harmful substance at work. Yet they experience no immediate ill effects, as many occupational diseases are latent and only develop if there have been long periods of exposure. Often, symptoms may not present themselves for years. WorkSafeBC’s Registry allows you to record any workplace exposure you […]

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First Aid Patient Assessment (WorkSafeBC Form 55M60)

This WorkSafeBC form is for first aid attendants to assess injured or ill workers. A record of all injuries and manifestations of disease reported or treated must be maintained by the employer. Occupational First Aid Patient Assessment.

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Preparing for Cannabis Legalization WorkSafeBC Primer

Current regulations prohibit workers from being impaired while they work and require employers to remove impaired workers from the workplace. This is currently the law in B.C. and would remain the law with the legalization of cannabis. Read WorkSafeBC’s primer to learn more about the regulatory requirements related to impairment and how employers can develop policies […]

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Reducing the Risk of Pentane Gas Fires and Explosions for Users of Expanded Polystyrene Foam WorkSafeBC Bulletin

This bulletin gives an overview of EPS foam and its uses, explains the pentane gas hazard, and discusses steps you can take as an employer to reduce the risk of fires and explosions.

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WorkSafeBC’s Critical Incident Response (CIR) Program

The WorkSafeBC Critical Incident Response (CIR) Program is an early intervention initiative that provides critical incident intervention to workers and employers who have experienced a traumatic event in the workplace.

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How to use WorkSafeBC’s Industry Safety Information Centre Video

Discover how to access and explore WorkSafeBC’s Industry Safety Information Centre (ISIC), by  Geoff Teoli. Link to ISIC here. Classification Units; Venues 761011, Events 761027, Performing Arts 761030, Motion Picture & Television 763025.

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First Aid Advisory: Naloxone, WorkSafeBC Link

The purpose of this first aid advisory is to provide information about the drug called naloxone and how the provision of naloxone may fit into an employer’s workplace emergency response plan. WorkSafeBC Link here.

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Safety Spotlight WorkSafeBC Newsletter – AED Article

Defibrillators Play a Life Saving Role – pg 12 With all the lights and glamour of the Motion Picture and Performing Arts industries, it’s sometimes easy to forget that production sets are worksites too. Just like at any workplace, heart attacks leading to cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anytime. WorkSafeBC’s 2014 Safety Spotlight article […]

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WorkSafeBC Insurance Coverage for Motion Picture Productions

This fact sheet has been created to help employers (i.e., production companies) ensure that their employees and service providers are covered by some form of WorkSafeBC insurance, to protect the production against liability if an accident happens. Please note that Actsafe is providing this fact sheet as a general guideline only. While the information provided […]

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Return to Work, the Curtis Weber Story WorkSafeBC Video

Curtis Weber was injured at work when he was 17 years old. In this WorkSafeBC video, created in partnership with WorkSafe Saskatchewan, Curtis, his family, and his friends tell his story of recovery and return to work.

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Return to Work, the Mike Rousselle Story WorkSafeBC Video

In 2009, Mike Rousselle was seriously injured in a workplace accident. In this video, Mike, his wife, and his employer share his difficult and inspiring journey of recovery and return to work.

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WorkSafeBC Bullying and Harassment Video

What Does Bullying and Harassment Mean for You and Your Workplace? This WorkSafeBC Bullying and Harassment video explains the legal duties in BC for workers, employers, and supervisors.

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Reducing the Risk of Fires or Explosions When Spraying Flammable Products, WorkSafeBC Link

Spray-applied products often contain flammable ingredients that can ignite when mixed with air. The tips in this bulletin can help you prevent fires and explosions from airborne flammable products in the workplace. Download WorkSafeBC’s booklet here.

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Personal Optional Protection (POP) Info Sheet WorkSafeBC Link

POP is the WorkSafeBC’s Personal Option Protection insurance plan. This info sheet will help you understand if you may be eligible for coverage. WorkSafeBC Personal Option Protection POP Infosheet PDF

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Controlling Exposure: Protecting Workers from Infectious Disease WorkSafeBC

This WorkSafeBC booklet describes common infectious diseases, how they are spread, and explains how workers can prevent disease transmission and protect themselves. To read the full document on WorkSafeBC’s website, and to print, click here.

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WorkSafeBC Notice of Project (NOP)

Before starting work activity on certain projects… Owners, prime contractors, and/or employers are required by the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation to send WorkSafeBC written notice of project. You can do this online with WorkSafeBC’s Notice of Project (NOP) form. The amount of notice you will need to give WorkSafeBC depends on the type of […]

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Reporting Incidents to WorkSafeBC

As an employer, you are responsible for immediately notifying us when certain workplace incidents occur.  Incidents such as when a worker is seriously injured or killed on the job, a building collapses, or there is a major release of a hazardous substance. Incidents requiring immediate notification When there is an incident Immediate notification ensures quick […]

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