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2022 June Public Hearing on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

WorkSafeBC is holding a virtual public hearing on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation. 

The virtual public hearing will be streamed live on June 21, 2022, in two sessions. The first will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the second from 3 to 5 p.m.

Feedback for public hearing closed on June 24, 2022.

The virtual hearing covered proposed changes to the following parts of the OHS Regulation:

Providing feedback

The proposed regulatory amendments are now posted along with explanatory notes. Proposed deletions of regulatory wording are identified with a strikethrough and additions are highlighted in bold.

We welcome your feedback on the proposed amendments through either written submissions or participation at the virtual public hearing. All feedback received will be presented to WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors for their consideration.

The public consultation phase is separate from the public hearing process. Even if you provided comments during consultation, please make another submission on the proposed changes.

Feedback on the proposed amendments can be made in the following ways:

1. Online feedback

To provide online feedback please click on the hyperlink for the regulatory amendment package you are interested in and open the proposed amendments. Once opened, please click on the yellow "Online Feedback" button to provide your feedback.

Written submissions will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022.

2. Register to speak at the hearing by phone

To register, please call 604.232.7744 or, toll free in B.C., 1.866.614.7744. Each organization or individual will be permitted to make one presentation.

A maximum of 10 minutes will be allotted to each person or organization per regulatory amendment package, and a maximum of 20 minutes for comments on both amendment packages.

When registering, please have the following information available:

  • Name of presenter
  • Whether you represent a worker, or an employer, or other (such as representing 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 (morning or afternoon)
  • Email address
  • Contact telephone number

An email will be sent to you confirming your registration.

If you aren’t able to register, please watch the hearing as there will be an opportunity to call in after the list of pre-registered speakers.