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Act Update

Published on: January 01, 2019

Workers Compensation Act

In accordance with section 25.2(1) of the Act, dollar amounts referred to in the following sections are adjusted. [B.C. Reg. 247/2018, effective January 1, 2019]

Policy Update

Published on: January 01, 2019

Policies — Workers Compensation Act

On November 22, 2018, the Board of Directors approved amendments to policy item D2-111-4 of the Prevention Manual. The amended policy applies to all decisions made on or after January 1, 2019, except for financial incentive decisions relating to a violation of the Workers Compensation Act or the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation that occurred before January 1, 2019. The interim policy continues to apply to all decisions made before January 1, 2019.

CPI adjustments effective January 1, 2019:

Policies — Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

Changes were made to clarify the following policy, effective January 1, 2019:

Guideline Update

Published on: October 30, 2018

Guidelines — Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

Part 3 Rights and Responsibilities Part 4 General Conditions
The following guidelines were revised consequential to the enactment of the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act. Part 7 Noise, Vibration, Radiation and Temperature Part 9 Confined Spaces Part 19 Electrical Safety

New guidelines are posted for a 60-day preliminary period, during which time the stakeholder community may comment and request revisions.

Guideline Update

Published on: September 06, 2018

Guidelines — Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

Part 3 Rights and Responsibilities
Part 12 Tools, Machinery and Equipment Part 17 Transportation of Workers Part 23 Oil and Gas

New guidelines are posted for a 60-day preliminary period, during which time the stakeholder community may comment and request revisions.

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