Workers' compensation rates fall in B.C.

Most industries’ safety records are improving, but some have seen an increase in injuries over the past few years
||Last Updated: 09/06/2005

Improved safety training and return-to-work programs in British Columbia have helped the province lower its workers' compensation premium rates for next year.

WorkSafeBC announced that B.C.’s Workers' Compensation Board would cut employers’ overall premium rates for 2006 by 3.5 per cent.

The province’s premium rates for employers are among the lowest in Canada, said WorkSafeBC’s chief financial officer Sid Fattedad.