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Guideline Update

Published on: June 01, 2018

Guidelines — Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

  • Part 5 Chemical Agents and Biological Agents
    • Table of exposure limits for chemical and biological substances
      The Table of Exposure Limits has been updated to reflect the recent housekeeping changes to OHS Policy R5.48-1 (amended June 1, 2018). Also, the notations for some substances have been updated to reflect recent changes by the ACGIH or IARC. These revisions are highlighted in green.

Guideline Update

Published on: May 29, 2018

Guidelines — Workers Compensation Act

Guidelines — Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Part 8 - Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment

Guideline Update

Published on: January 01, 2018

Guidelines — Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

  • Part 4 - General Conditions
    • G4.43.1 Storage racks New Item
      This guideline accompanies regulatory amendments to the OHS Regulation that are effective January 1, 2018. This is a new guideline which aligns with the new regulatory provisions.

Guideline update

Published on: December 15, 2017

Guidelines — Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

  • Part 3 - Rights and Responsibilities
    • G3.16-1(1.2) Acceptable first aid facility New Item
      This new guideline outlines the requirements that will allow an acute care facility to use the emergency department area or, in the case of a diagnostic and treatment centre, the emergency resuscitation area as a workplace first aid facility acceptable to WorkSafeBC.

Guideline update

Published on: November 21, 2017

Guidelines — Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

  • Part 14 - Cranes and hoists
    • G14.34.1 Operator certification
      This guideline has been revised to identify who is considered "a person acceptable to the Board" and has authority for certifying crane operators in British Columbia. Consultations were held with COCA and BCACS (external) and ILS (internal).