(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ)

Basically, January 1, 2019 is when the changes that took place June 1, 2018, Bill C-30 came into effect, and one of the areas that has become very much different is the whole area of contractor management or other workplace parties affected by the employer.

So these are people like visitors, suppliers, contractors, other employers, and self-employed persons. More and more people are become self-employed, so the regulations govern this area and these people, and make sure that your contractor management area encompasses self-employed, visitors, other employers, and make sure that you have a method of monitoring them and ensuring that they meet prequalification process and they have an adequate WCB coverage.

If you are a director or president of your own company, you have to buy your own WCB coverage. It’s cheap, it’s $200 a year and it protects your client and yourself if you’re injured, and the client doesn’t have to worry about getting sued to cover the costs of injuries. You, as the employer, or employee, will be able to collect WCB if you’re injured, if you buy the coverage.

Barb Semeniuk is a veteran Safety Auditor and Worker Advocate. Her experience and diligence save companies dollars, and make workers safer while on the job.