2017 WorkSafeBC Base Rates Reduced for BC Tourism & Hospitality

go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is pleased to share that the 2017 WorkSafeBC Base Rates will reduce for most tourism and hospitality sectors. The preliminary base rates were announced today (July 14) at the Employers’ Forum in Vancouver, BC.

“This is wonderful news for our industry,” says Arlene Keis, CEO of go2HR. “A decrease in base rate for a classification unit (CU) means that there has been an overall improvement in total claim costs within the CU. This in part is a result of ongoing education on effective injury prevention and management practices, as well as proactive implementation of best practices from our industry.”

To view the preliminary base rates for select tourism and hospitality classification units, visit go2HR’s website.

Employers are also encouraged to attend one of the upcoming WorkSafeBC Rate Consultation Sessions across BC to learn more about the preliminary base rates, injury trends and ways to reduce injuries, claim costs, and their insurance rate. The Thompson Okanagan sessions include:

Date: July 25, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Signature Sandman Kamloops, 225 Lorne Street, Kamloops

Date: July 26, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Location: Coast Capri Hotel, 1171 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna

RSVP: Please respond at www2.worksafebc.com/ratesrsvp/ or call 604.247.7333

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