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Getting Started

Registering | H&S Requirements | H&S Programs | H&S Training | First Aid Requirements | Reporting Incident and Injury | Managing Claims | Appealing a WorkSafeBC Decision | For New Businesses | Small Business Profiles


Online Services
Registering for Coverage
WorkSafeBC Online help including information about how to register, who has to register, and benefits of registration.

Employers' Advisers Offices
Employers' advisers are independent of the WorkSafeBC and are available to provide impartial advice on assessment, prevention, and claims matters.

Reporting (payroll) and Remitting

OneStop Business Registry
Here you get instant one stop access to many public agencies. You can do the most commonly required British Columbia business registrations and transactions.

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  • Renovating or building your home? You may need to register with WorkSafeBC (PDF 346 KB)
  • Guide to Completing Your Employer Payroll and Contract Labour Report (PDF 1 MB) 12/03

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  • Employer's Registration Application (PDF 64 KB) R08-03
  • Personal Option Protection Insurance Application Package (PDF 119 KB) R01-03
  • Application for Alternative Assessment Procedure for Interjurisdictional Trucking (PDF 27 KB) R7/01

Health and Safety Requirements

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  • Small Business Health and Safety Log Book (PDF 431 KB)
    * Print copies are available from the WorkSafeBC Store
  • Effective Health and Safety Programs: The Key to a Safe Workplace and Due Diligence PH33 (PDF 532 KB)
    Updated: December 2005
    * Print copies are available for purchase from the WorkSafeBC Store
  • new item Understanding Workplace Safety For Small Business (PDF 87 KB)

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imageStartSafe Safety Tips

StartSafe Safety Tips are one-page bulletins developed for specific work activities or businesses. The graphic illustrations are used to highlight common hazards and safe work practices to prevent work related injuries. These safety tips can be used by employers as part of training, crew talks, safety meetings, or as part of safety orientation for new workers.

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  • Notice of Project for Construction; Asbestos or Lead; Forestry; Diving; Aircraft Operations; Underground Workings

Health and Safety Programs

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Small Business - Talking Safety 6 min 42 sec
Small business leaders and employers from across B.C. discuss health and safety as a core business value -- it saves them money and improves staff morale and productivity.

Health and Safety Training

 Pamphlets & Booklets

  • Safety on the Job is Everyone's Business: The Responsibilities of Employers, Supervisors and Workers (PDF 116 KB)
  • 3 Steps to Effective Worker Education and Training BK42 (PDF 1 MB) Updated: April 2012
  • Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Foundation Workbook (PDF 1.8 MB)
  • Safety Inspections Workbook (PDF 797 KB)
  • Investigation of Accidents and Incidents Reference Guide and Workbook (PDF 2.8 MB)


First Aid Requirements

What You Need To Know
Understanding First Aid Requirements
Recommended Minimum Levels of First Aid
Assigned Hazard Rating List
First aid kits: Recommended Minimum Contents

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Reporting Incidents and Injuries

Reporting Injuries to WorkSafeBC
Owners and employers must immediately report to WorkSafeBC accidents that resulted in death or the risk of death. Call (604) 276-3100 or toll-free 1-888-621-SAFE (7233). To report after-hours and weekend accidents, call (604-273-7711 or 1-866-922-4357 (WCB-HELP)).

They must report the following work related injuries and diseases to WorkSafeBC's Compensation Services within three days:

  • A worker is injured and loses consciousness.
  • A worker is sent for medical treatment by a first aid attendant or supervisor.
  • A worker has an injury or disease that needs medical treatment.
  • A worker states that he or she is going to get medical treatment or has already received medical treatment for an injury or disease.
  • A worker is (or claims to be) unable to do his or her job because of an injury or disease.
  • In an accident, an artificial limb, eyeglasses, dentures, or hearing aid is broken.

Online Services
What to do when a worker is injured
Employer's Incident and Injury Report

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  • Form 7 Employer's Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (PDF 296 KB)
  • Form 6 Application for Compensation and Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (PDF 340 KB)
  • Form 6A Worker's Report of Injury or Occupational Disease to Employer (PDF 177 KB)
  • Form 6/7 Independent Operator's Application for Compensation and Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (PDF 305 KB)
  • Form 52E40 Incident Investigation Report (PDF 157 KB)

Managing Claims

Online Services
How a claim is processed
Claim status
Request for claim file disclosure

image Pamphlets & Booklets

  • Managing Your WorkSafeBC Claim: The Basics of Workers' Compensation (PDF 280 KB)
  • Return to Work is Good Business (PDF 740 KB)

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Appealing a WorkSafeBC Decision

Online Services
Assessment decision review and appeal
Claim review and appeal for employers Informal review
Health and safety enforcement review and appeals

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Formal Review

Formal Appeal (External to WorkSafeBC)
Online Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT)

For New Businesses

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Small Business Talking Safety 6 min 42 s
Small business leaders and employers from across B.C. discuss health and safety as a core business value - it saves them money and improves staff morale and productivity.

Small, Smart and Safe: Basic Health and Safety for Small Business
This series consists of five videos with basic information for small employers on registering with WorkSafeBC and ensuring that their workplaces and their workers are safe. It also includes supervision basics for three types of small businesses: restaurants, retail and landscaping.

Cash Corners: Worker Rights 1 min 17 s
If you're hired off the street, you have the right to a health and safety orientation, training, supervision, and a safe workplace.

Small Business Profiles

Profiles of small businesses that have integrated health and safety into their core business plan.

2011 Small Business Profiles

Prior Years

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