WorkSafeBC’s mandate is to promote workplace health and safety for the workers and employers in BC. They consult with and educate employers and workers and monitor compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
WorkSafeBC has provided no fault insurance coverage to BC fishermen since 1975.
In January 1995, WCB of BC introduced Canada’s first and only Provincial fishing specific safety regulations. WorkSafeBC safety officers conduct fishing vessel inspections to monitor compliance with these regulations. Fishing Vessel masters are expected to have a documented safety program on board to ensure the safety of all on board.