On April 29th, with the Legislative Press Gallery in full attendance, the B.C. government released its report on proposed changes to the province’s education and training plan. The proposed changes were the result of a review undertaken by former deputy minister Jessica MacDonald, who canvassed the views of employers, the labour movement, post-secondary institutions, as…Read More
Public hearings in June 2014 for proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation The Board of Directors of WorkSafeBC approved public hearings to be held in June 2014 to consider the a number of proposed regulatory amendments. The public hearings will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to comment on the proposed regulatory…Read More
WorkSafeBC now has a Medical Advisor Info Line – 1-855-476-3049. This line is a single point of contact for employers to connect directly with a medical advisor at WorkSafeBC. The Medical Advisors can help with medical clarification and provide a timely response to your questions. The line operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to…Read More
WorkSafeBC is partnering with BC/Yukon Association of Ergonomists to host one-day event. If a workspace, work tool, or work process is well-designed, it can improve productivity and reduce costs. Most importantly — it can increase safety. That’s the premise behind the upcoming one-day symposium being held in Vancouver on May 22, 2014. The event will…Read More
On April 1, 2014, WorkSafe BC sent a notice advising that the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) has published the 2014 new or revised Threshold Limit Values (TLVs). For further information, see the OH&S Regulation and Policy announcement.
WorkSafe BC has advised that the proposed amendments to the respirable crystalline silica (RCS or Silica) exposure control requirements in the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation will not proceed to the 2014 public hearings. WorkSafeBC has indicated that it will work with industry stakeholders to develop acceptable compliance tools and expects that the proposed RCS regulation will be…Read More
Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning, a time when workers, families, employers, and others come together to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational diseases. In 2013, WorkSafe BC Incident Summaries include 18 fatalities in the Construction industry. COCA has arranged to have a wreath at the…Read More
We are pleased to announce that over the past few weeks we have been working on updating the website and have just gone live at www.cocabc.ca. The site may look familiar as it is based on the site previously hosted by BCCA. We would like to thank BCCA for all of their help with the…Read More