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WorkSafeBC is the operating name of the Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia, a statutory agency created by an act of the provincial legislature in 1917. WorkSafeBC is the exclusive workers' compensation insurer in British Columbia, Canada, covering more than 200,000 registered employers and 2.3 million workers (93.4% of the employed labour force of British Columbia).[1] In addition to administering claims for work-related injury, illness and disease, the agency is also responsible for prevention. The Workers Compensation Act[2] assigns the authority to make the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation of British Columbia[3] to WorkSafeBC, which also carries out workplace inspections and investigations of work-related injuries and fatalities.


  1. ^ WorkSafeBC 2009 Annual Report and 2010-2012 Service Plan
  2. ^ Queen's Printer British Columbia, Workers Compensation Act[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 492
  3. ^ WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

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