WCB calculator shows true cost of accidents

B.C. board launches online tool to highlight financial rewards of workplace safety
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 10/28/2002

B.C.’s Workers’ Compensation Board has launched an online tool that calculates the cost of a workplace accident.

The calculator shows costs in lost production, time taken to secure the site and cost of sending a second employee to accompany the injured worker to hospital.

Lawrence Scarlett, a spokesperson for the WCB, said the calculator should encourage small business to see the financial rewards of workplace safety.