Workers Compensation Act - OHS Provisions
OHS Provision is a defined term in the Act about Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
"OHS Provision" of the Workers Compensation Act (Act) is a defined term meaning a provision of Division 2 [Scope of OHS Provisions] of Part 1, and all of Part 2 [Occupational Health and Safety]. They address matters such as the rights and responsibilities of workplace parties, joint committees and worker representatives, protection against OHS-Related prohibited actions, accident reporting, investigations, enforcement, offences, administrative procedures, and regulation-making authority.
The following table provides links to the Divisions of the Act related to OHS.
|Division Title||Act Sections||Division|
|Part 1 – Scope of Act|
|Scope of OHS Provisions||2 to 3||2|
|Part 2 – Occupational Health and Safety|
|Interpretation and Purposes||13 to 16||1|
|Board Mandate||17 to 18||2|
|Board Jurisdiction||19 to 20||3|
|General Duties of Employers, Workers and Others||21 to 30||4|
|Joint Committees and Worker Representatives||31 to 46||5|
|Worker Protection in Relation to Prohibited Actions||47 to 50||6|
|Information Requirements||51 to 54||7|
|Certification and Other Specific Authorities||55 to 59||8|
|Variance Orders||60 to 67||9|
|Employer Accident Reporting and Investigation||68 to 73||10|
|Board Inspections, Investigations and Inquiries||74 to 82||11|
|Enforcement||83 to 97||12|
|Offences||98 to 105||13|
|General Matters||106 to 108||14|
|Regulations for OHS and Other Purposes||109 to 117||15|
Note: Division 5.1 is not in effect.
In addition to the OHS provisions of the Act, other provisions of the Act also apply to occupational health and safety, including sections from Part 5 – Review of Board Decisions, and Part 6 – Appeals to Appeal Tribunal, regarding appeals of health and safety decisions.
The BC Laws site provides an unofficial electronic version of the Workers Compensation Act. The Province holds copyright and the official, printed version of the Act can be obtained from Crown Publications.