The provincial government has announced a full review of the BC workers’ compensation system to “become more worker centred”.
The review will be conducted by retired labour lawyer Janet Patterson and will assess:
- The system’s policies and practices that support injured workers’ return to work;
- WorkSafeBC’s current policies and practices through a gender- and diversity-based analysis;
- Modernization of WorkSafeBC’s culture to reflect a worker-centric service delivery model;
- The case management of injured workers; and
- Any potential amendments to the Workers Compensation
Act arising from this focused review.
- The province will be conducting a public engagement process to “to ensure that Patterson’s review is informed by feedback from employers, labour organizations and injured workers.”
- BCCA and COCA will work together to ensure the industry is adequately represented
- The report and recommendations will be delivered to government by September 30, 2019.
Updates & Statements
Bill 41 Response Letter from Deputy Minister Trevor Hughes | January 16, 2023
Bill 41 Does Not Benefit BC’s Construction Industry | November 4, 2022
Bill 23 Passes into Law | August 19, 2020
BCCA Voices Industry Concerns in Letter to Minister Harry Bains | July 22, 2020
BCCA and 46 of BC’s Largest Business Organizations Submit Letter to Minister Harry Bains | October 1, 2019
BCCA Joins 45 of BC’s Largest Business Organizations in Pulling out of WorkSafeBC Provincial Review | August 15, 2019
WorkSafe BC Review Submitted | July 17, 2019