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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
Interpretation 1 1
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.