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Oct 19, 2023

Help prevent musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs)

Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) are sprains, strains, or disorders of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc., and can be caused or aggravated by work. They are the most common type of workplace injury, and can significantly affect workers and employers. Find out how to identify MSI risks and protect your workers from injury.

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What's new

New and updated resources

New incident investigation report summaries

Safety spotlight

New return-to-work duties for employers

Recovering at work benefits both your business and your workers. Starting January 1, 2024, employers and workers will be required to cooperate with each other and with WorkSafeBC to ensure the worker can return to their pre-injury job, a comparable job, or other suitable work.

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Are you a small business owner?

Even the smallest business has responsibilities for ensuring worker health and safety and registering for WorkSafeBC insurance coverage. Find out more about the resources and services available to you.

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Sign up for employer online services

Did you know that you can complete almost all your transactions with us online, such as reporting payroll and making payments? Sign up for online services and experience the benefits of accessing your account securely and conveniently from your computer or mobile device.

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Asbestos licensing and certification employer forum – November 8

Are you an employer that works with asbestos in B.C.? You are invited to attend a webinar to learn about mandatory licensing and certification requirements that we are implementing to help keep workers safe from the dangers of asbestos.

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Shift into Winter

Winter weather increases the risk for workers who drive for work. Ensuring their safety is your responsibility. The Winter Driving Safety Planning Tool Kit and other resources will help you keep your workers safe.

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OHS Regulation public consultation: Harassment and violence

WorkSafeBC is requesting feedback on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, sections on harassment and violence. The deadline to provide feedback is November 14.

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2024 WorkSafeBC Student Safety Video Contest

Students in Grades 8 to 12 are encouraged to submit an original video for a chance to win cash and other great prizes. Students’ videos on this year’s theme of "Staying focused at work" should show how avoiding distractions on the job can help keep you safe. The deadline to submit is April 4, 2024.

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October is Manufacturing Month and Ergonomics Month

Self-evaluation tool for manufacturing workplaces

How are you managing the risks in your manufacturing workplace? Our self-evaluation tool includes a set of checklists to help employers and supervisors identify, control, and manage risks.

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Ergonomics Webinar - October 24

In recognition of Ergonomics Month, you’re invited to attend our webinar on October 24th. You’ll hear from a variety of experts covering topics around preventing musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) in the workplace.

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