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Guideline update

Published on: May 01, 2017

Guidelines — Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

The following guidelines accompany regulatory amendments to the OHS Regulation that are effective May 1, 2017. These are both new and revised guidelines which align with the new regulatory provisions.

Policy update

Published on: May 01, 2017

Policies — Workers Compensation Act

This update includes amendments effective May 1, 2017:

Policies — Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

This update includes deletion of the following policies effective May 1, 2017:

Regulation update

Published on: May 01, 2017

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

The links below are to the named sections of the Regulation. Strikethrough versions of the amendments with explanatory notes are also available online. All amendments are B.C. Reg. 9/2017, effective May 1, 2017.

Guideline Update

Published on: April 28, 2017

Guidelines — Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

  • Part 8 - Personal Protective Equipment
    • Footwear
      G8.22(2.1) High heels New Item
      The footwear regulation includes a requirement that workers' footwear allows workers to safely perform their work. The factors that were formerly considered to determine appropriate "protection" must now be considered more broadly to determine appropriate "footwear." Tripping and potential for musculoskeletal injury have been added to the list of factors that must be considered. A new section, 8.22(2.1), has been added to the footwear regulation, which prohibits employers from requiring workers to wear inappropriate footwear.