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Consultation on proposed amendments to Part 5 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

Our Policy, Regulation and Research Department is requesting feedback on proposed amendments to Part 5, Chemical Agents and Biological Agents, sections 5.97 to 5.105, of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. The amendments are related to emergency planning.

The consultation phase gives stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback before the proposed amendments are taken to public hearing. All stakeholder feedback is carefully considered and analyzed, and provided to WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors as part of their decision-making process.

Proposed regulatory amendments under review:

To access the information please click on the regulatory amendment package above. Proposed deletions are identified with a strikethrough and additions are highlighted in yellow.

Providing feedback

The consultation period ended June 19, 2023.

Feedback can be provided online, or by email or mail:

Online feedback: This consultation is now closed.
Mail: Policy, Regulation and Research Department
P.O. Box 5350 Station Terminal
Vancouver BC V6B 5L5

Please include the following information in your comments:

  • Your name
  • Whether you are submitting on your own behalf or on behalf of an organization (if on behalf of an organization, please specify the name of the organization)
  • Whether you are commenting from the perspective of a worker, or an employer, or other (such as a licensing or regulatory body, or a professional or industry association)
  • Your level of support — whether you generally agree, are generally neutral, or generally disagree with the proposed regulatory amendments
  • The reasons for your level of support and the section number(s) of the regulation you are commenting on

We will send you an acknowledgement of receipt of your feedback.

Unless clarification is needed, we will not contact you about the contents of your submission.

Publication and disclosure of personal information

Please note that all comments become part of the Policy, Regulation and Research Department’s database and may be published, including the identity of organizations and those participating on behalf of organizations. The identity of those who have participated on their own behalf will be kept confidential according to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Publication by WorkSafeBC does not mean WorkSafeBC endorses the view(s) of the person making the submission.