What are my obligations as an employer?
Most employers have to register with WorkSafeBC and pay premiums. In return, businesses are protected from being sued for the costs of a work-related injury, disease, or fatality. These premiums fund compensation to injured workers and injury prevention activities.
Certain sections of the OHS Regulation refer to standards developed by WorkSafeBC, these are called "WCB Standards”. These standards require employers to fulfill certain duties, such as conducting workplace inspections and eliminating health and safety hazards.
To ensure employers are abiding by the law set out by the OHS Regulation, the WSBC helps employers detect hazards and WSBC officers conduct workplace inspections. If employers fail to comply with the OHS Regulation, officers can impose fines, penalties or prosecute them.