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WorkSafeBC’s healthcare and social services planned inspection initiative focuses on high-risk activities in the workplace that lead to serious injuries and time-loss claims.
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WorkSafeBC is releasing a discussion paper with proposed amendments to the Current Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual that guide wage rate decisions related to short-term and long-term disability compensation. Recommended amendments include: These changes may affect your claims costs. Click here to view the proposed changes and offer feedback to WorkSafeBC – The deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, […]
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Information for Managers and Supervisors

Creating a safe work environment starts from the top. As a leader, you can play an important role in fostering a culture of health and safety to keep your staff safe.

These resources have been developed and approved by SafeCare BC’s Technical Advisory Committee, which is comprised of union, WorkSafeBC, and employer representatives.

Resources for long-term care

Injury Management Program Manual

The following guide will help you develop and implement an Injury Management Program (also referred to as a Recovery-at-Work or Return-to-Work Program) for workers who have experienced a work-related injury, illness, or occupational disease.


New Employee General Health and Safety Orientation

The general health and safety orientation provides general information related to the organization’s overall occupational health and safety program.


New Employee Health and Safety Orientation Checklist

This template provides home care and community health support supervisors with an overview of Occupational Health and Safety topics to be considered for inclusion when providing caregiver-specific health and safety training and should be used with the general health and safety orientation.


Safe Resident Handling Policy

This template will help your organization create or refine a Safe Resident Handling Policy.

Resources for home and community care

Injury Management Program Manual

The following guide will help you develop and implement an Injury Management Program (also referred to as a Recovery-at-Work or Return-to-Work Program) for workers who have experienced a work-related injury, illness, or occupational disease.


New Employee General Health and Safety Orientation

The general health and safety orientation provides general information related to the organization’s overall occupational health and safety program.


New Employee Health and Safety Orientation Checklist

This template provides home care and community health support supervisors with an overview of Occupational Health and Safety topics to be considered for inclusion when providing caregiver-specific health and safety training and should be used with the general health and safety orientation.


Violence Prevention Policy

This template will help your organization create or refine a Violence Prevention Policy.


Safe Client Handling Policy

This template will help your organization create or refine a Safe Client Handling Policy.

Other resources

Employers’ Adviser Office: Free Health and Safety Seminars

Ensuring Staff are Safe and Healthy: The Role of Health Care Supervisors

This handbook outlines the legal responsibilities of supervisors in a health care setting, common duties supervisors may perform to fulfil these duties, and tools and resources to help supervisors in their roles.


Supervisor Orientation Guide for Health Care

This guide can help supervisors learn about their legal obligations related to occupational health and safety. The guide can be downloaded and customized to match employers needs.


Supervision in Health Care 

These videos help supervisors learn what they need to do to ensure the safety of their staff.


Bill 9 Information:

More information on Bill 9 and the associated changes to the Workers Compensation Act can be accessed via these links: Interim policies D10-175-1 and D10-176-1 Incident Investigation Report (PDF) Incident Investigation Report (Word) Incident Investigation Reference Guide Bill 9 Presentation Slides Read more about Bill 9

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