At a Glance
The Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation set out the legal requirements you must follow as an employer operating in British Columbia. If these requirements are not followed, WorkSafeBC may choose from a variety of enforcement tools including stop work orders and administrative penalties.
The purpose of the OHSR is to promote occupational health and safety and to protect workers and other persons present at workplaces from work-related risks to their health, safety, and well-being. Compliance with the requirements provides the basis on which workers and employers, in cooperation, can solve workplace health and safety problems. The requirements are not an end in themselves, but are a foundation upon which to build an effective health and safety program.
Visit British Columbia’s government website here.
Workers Compensation Average Assessment Rate (2019): $1.55 per $100
Workers Compensation Maximum Assessable Earnings (2019): $84,800
WCB Agency: WorkSafeBC
Workplace Annual Statistics Report: WorkSafeBC Statistics 2016