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What is WorkSafeBC responsible for?

January 30, 20232 min read

WorkSafeBC is responsible for promoting workplace health and safety in British Columbia. These responsibilities include:

1. Occupational health and safety: WorkSafeBC is responsible for setting and enforcing occupational health and safety regulations and standards in British Columbia. This includes conducting workplace inspections, investigating workplace accidents and incidents, and enforcing compliance with occupational health and safety regulations.

2. Workers' compensation: WorkSafeBC provides compensation to workers who are injured or become ill as a result of their work. This includes covering medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs related to the injury or illness.

3. Rehabilitation: WorkSafeBC is responsible for helping injured workers return to work as soon as possible. This includes providing rehabilitation services such as physical therapy, vocational training, and other forms of support to help injured workers recover and return to work.

4. Prevention: WorkSafeBC is responsible for promoting occupational health and safety and preventing workplace injuries and illnesses. This includes providing education and training to employers and workers, conducting research into workplace safety, and promoting best practices in occupational health and safety.

5. Conducting research and data analysis: WorkSafeBC conducts research and data analysis to identify trends and emerging issues in workplace health and safety, and to inform policy development and program design.

6. Engaging stakeholders: WorkSafeBC engages with stakeholders, including employers, workers, industry associations, and government, to promote workplace health and safety and to inform policy and program development.

Overall, WorkSafeBC is responsible for promoting workplace health and safety in British Columbia by providing insurance coverage, setting and enforcing occupational health and safety standards, promoting return-to-work and disability management, administering regulations, conducting research and data analysis, and engaging stakeholders.

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