WorkSafeBC coverage is provided to a faculty or staff member who sustains an injury arising out of and in the course of their employment.
As per section 5(1) of the Workers Compensation Act:
5 (1) Where, in an industry within the scope of this Part, personal injury or death arising out of and in the course of the employment is caused to a worker, compensation as provided by this Part must be paid by the Board out of the accident fund.
Coverage extends to persons who travel as a part of their employment. Coverage, however, does not extend to all activities that the worker might participate in while traveling.
Essentially, if there is a substantial deviation from the work requirements, then the traveling employee would not be considered a worker under the Act.
For instance, coverage would be extended to the worker while staying in a hotel, and in the normal course of the stay, trips and falls and sustains an injury.
Coverage would not normally extend to the faculty or staff member who, while away for work purposes, is out on a personal sightseeing venture and in the course of that venture sustained an injury.
Employees: Note that all incidents/accidents must be reported to your supervisor as soon as possible following the incident/accident. See further instructions on reporting an incident/accident.
Employers: Note that all incident/accidents must be reported to Health Promotion Programs within 24 hours of occurrence. See further instructions on reporting an incident/accident.