WorkSafeBC’s Board released a discussion paper on Item AP1-2-1 Exemptions from Coverage of the Assessment Manual. US carriers who are employers under the Workers Compensation Act must register with WorkSafeBC and pay premiums, pro-rated based on the kilometres travelled in BC, but many out-of-province Canadian employers in the trucking industry don’t. WorkSafeBC is proposing policy options regarding exemption criteria to address this issue and to change the policy’s wording to better reflect how the exemptions work within the larger legal framework. Feedback is due by Nov. 24, 2015.
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