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Board of Directors approves amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Penalty Amounts Policy D12-196-6 – effective July 4, 2017

Published on: June 29, 2017

On June 28, 2017, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors (BOD) approved changes to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Penalty Amounts Policy (D12-196-6).

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division consulted extensively on the OHS Penalty Amounts Policy in 2015. The approved changes reflect the intent of the 2016 revisions to the policy by clarifying that the multiplier(s) from item 2(a) of the policy are included when calculating the repeat penalty amount. The changes also provide clarification on how repeat penalty amounts are calculated by including a table illustrating the repeat penalty multipliers. This table was also included in the material consulted on in 2015.

The policy change applies to all administrative penalty decisions, including appellate decisions, on or after July 4, 2017. You may view the complete resolution here.

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