WorkSafeBC seeks comments on proposed coverage for film, TV industry

British Columbia's workers' compensation board, WorkSafeBC, has released a consultation paper on proposed policies for compensation coverage for workers and employers in the motion picture and television industry.
According to WorkSafeBC, the Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal, in a decision released on Feb. 13, 2012, has raised significant concerns regarding workers' compensation coverage for individuals participating in the motion picture and television industry.

Employer and worker representatives in the motion picture and television industry have requested that WorkSafeBC ensure that workers’ compensation coverage exists for all individuals engaged to provide services on a motion picture or television production.

The board of directors of WorkSafeBC has approved the release for consultation of a discussion paper with policy options and implications for ensuring coverage for movie and television productions. WorkSafeBC is urging stakeholders to provide feedback on the discussion paper and policy options, and any additional comments that may be relevant to the issue.

Stakeholder comments will be accepted until November 9, 2012. Visit WorkSafeBC's website for options on how to send comments.

Download the discussion paper here.