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Guideline update

Published on: December 15, 2017

Guidelines — Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

  • Part 4 - General conditions
    • 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).

Policy update

Published on: October 18, 2017

Policies — Workers Compensation Act

The application statement of Policy Item D12-196-6 was revised to clarify that the July 4, 2017 amendments do not apply to violations occurring before March 1, 2016 which have resulted in administrative penalties. Violations occurring before March 1, 2016 will still be considered as part of an employer's compliance history for the purposes of determining a repeat penalty amount.