Improvements to worksafebc.com

Since the new worksafebc.com was launched in 2016, WorkSafeBC has been making continuous improvements to the website based on users' feedback and data on how users navigate the website. The feedback indicated that visitors wanted to see a greater focus on our services when they first come to the website. To address this, we've restructured the layout of the home page to remove news-oriented content — like our rotating image banner and our News & events section — and emphasize links to our services. Even though news about WorkSafeBC will be featured less prominently, most of this content is still accessible in the footer and throughout the website, and none of the links to those pages have changed.

Other changes to the home page include:
  • Adding a box for popular links
  • Replacing the rotating image banner with a static image
  • Expanding the size of the search box
See this information sheet to learn more about the recent changes.
Reminder: Industry health and safety data available on worksafebc.com

WorkSafeBC's online, interactive industry tools are available to everyone and provide detailed information about industry rates, claim costs, injury characteristics, and assessment rates for each industry and classification unit (CU) in B.C. You can use this information to identify opportunities to improve workplace health and safety. For example, use the Industry claims analysis: Time-loss claims in B.C. tool to identify what's driving the claim costs in your industry.

To find the most relevant information, open the Provincial overview tool, and use the drop-down menus to select your industry and employer size. For example, if you work for a public school district, simply select CU 765008. Not part of the school district CU? No problem; if you're in education, you will likely find your CU listed close to this one on the drop-down list.
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