Starting a new business is exciting. It’s also a big job to get everything going – inventory, workspace, hiring, and ensuring a safe workplace.
On that last point, this includes registering for WorkSafeBC coverage, paying premiums, and maintaining safety-related records.
To make it easier for small business owners, here’s what WorkSafeBC is now offering some new digital resources for free download.
Ebooks for your iPad
Ebooks for your iPad? That would have sounded very strange five years ago, don’t you think? Sometimes my mom makes fun of the technology I talk about with my dad and brother at dinner – so I can’t help but think of it sometimes!
In any case, once you download these new ebooks to your iPad, you don’t need an internet connection to watch them and record information specific to your own workplace. You can watch it from the ferry deck, the shop floor, the bush, or anywhere (as long as your iPad is charged).
Small Business and WorkSafeBC is a two-book set. The first book, subtitled Registration, responsibilities, and premiums, offers basic information on registering with WorkSafeBC. The second book, subtitled Workplace incidents and the claims process, provides basic information on what to do if someone is injured at work.
The ebooks explain the basics of workplace safety – with lots of how-to sections to help employers navigate the process of keeping workers safe, following regulations, paying premiums, dealing with paperwork, and connecting with safety professionals who can help.
Small Business Primer: A Guide to WorkSafeBC – PDF available for download
It covers pretty much the same good information as above, but in a print format for those who prefer it. Download it now – and do let me know how you like it.