ARA Health & Safety — Advice & Assistance

The Employers’ Advisory Office provides independent advice, assistance, representation, and education to employers, potential employers, and employer associations concerning workers’ compensation issues under section 94 of the Workers’ Compensation Act.

In fulfilling this mandate, Employers’ Advisors will do the following:

  • Assist and advise employers, potential employers, and employer associations in understanding, working, and complying with WorkSafeBC issues in claims, assessments and prevention.
  • Respond to inquiries about workers’ compensation legislation, decisions, appeals, and related matters in claims, assessments and prevention.
  • Prepare submissions on behalf of employers to WorkSafeBC, Review Division, and Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT), and assist employers in cases involving complex legal, medical, or policy issues.
  • Conduct seminars and public speaking engagements on occupational health and safety issues, prevention, claims management, assessments, and appeals.
  • Consult with WorkSafeBC officials to review and make recommendations to the Policy Department, the Executive, and Board of Directors.

This service is available to all employers or potential employers free of charge.

The employers’ advisor office also offers a number of free educational seminars:

  • Accident Investigation
  • Focus on Assessments
  • Claims Management—Introduction
  • Claims Management—Stay at Work-Return to Work
  • Claims Management—Preparing a Written Submission
  • Claims Management—Preparing for an Oral Hearing
  • Due Diligence for Employers
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Introduction to WCB
  • Introduction to WCB, ESB, CRA
  • Joint OSH Committee Workshop
  • OSH Program Requirements
  • Risk Assessment
  • Small Business and WorkSafeBC
  • Young/New Worker Orientation

For more information, please visit http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/eao

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