2019 Public hearing on proposed regulatory amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

WorkSafeBC is holding public hearing sessions for proposed amendments to the definition of “fire department” in Part 31, Firefighting, section 31.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

The public hearing sessions will also cover proposed consequential amendments to the OHS Regulation and the Lower Maximum Administrative Penalties Regulation needed as a result of the statutory revisions to the Workers Compensation Act.

Providing Feedback

In addition to the public hearings, the proposed regulatory amendments are now posted along with explanatory notes and details of the public hearings. WorkSafeBC welcomes your feedback on the proposals either through written submissions or participation at the oral public hearings. All feedback received will be presented to WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors for their consideration.

Written submissions will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on, Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Public Hearing Details

Date Location Session times
October 10, 2019 Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond, B.C.
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

To register to make an oral presentation at the public hearing

Registration is required to make an oral presentation at a public hearing. To register, please call 604.232.7744 or toll-free in B.C. at 1.866.614.7744. One presentation from an organization or individual will be permitted.

A maximum of 10 minutes will be allotted to each person or organization per regulatory amendment package.

When registering, please have the following information available:

  • Name of presenter
  • Whether you represent a worker, or an employer, or other (not representing either workers or employers, such as a licensing or regulatory body, or a professional or industry association)
  • Whether you are presenting on your own behalf or on behalf of an organization (if on behalf of an organization, please specify the name of the organization)
  • Preferred session time (afternoon or evening)
  • Email address
  • Contact telephone number

Confirmation of the hearing time will be sent to you after registration.