Occupational Health and Safety

As an employer, you are required by law to provide a healthy and safe environment for your employees. Get to know WorkSafeBC, the provincial organization responsible for ensuring workplace health and safety in B.C.

WorkSafeBC administers rules, provides safety education to workers and employers and acts as an insurer for employers by paying benefits to injured workers.

WorkSafeBC monitors workplace compliance through the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation. This includes:

  • legal requirements for workplaces
  • policies and procedures for incident prevention
  • guidelines for interpreting and following the requirements and policies
  • procedures and equipment required for ensuring safety in particular types of workplaces

At WorkSafeBC’s Employer and Small Business Centre, employers can learn how to register for coverage, pay premiums, maintain a safe workplace and more.

Employer premiums also support the Employers' Advisers Office, independent specialists offering employers and potential employers the following occupational health and safety services:

  • advice
  • assistance
  • representation
  • education

For locations of the Employers' Advisers Office see Employers' Advisers office locations and contact information.

There is also a Workers' Advisers Office, which provides free advice and assistance to workers and their dependents on disagreements they may have with WorkSafeBC decisions.