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May 2023 public hearing on proposed changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

WorkSafeBC will be 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 May 9, 2023, 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 May 10, 2023.

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

A discussion paper and proposed policy, relating to asbestos abatement licensing is also currently out for consultation.

Providing feedback

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

We welcome your feedback on the proposals either through 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. 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. Submit feedback online

To provide feedback online please click on the link above and open the proposed amendments. Once opened, click on the yellow "Online Feedback" button to provide your feedback.

Written submissions were accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023.

2. Register to speak at the hearing by telephone

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.

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 (morning or afternoon)
  • Email address
  • Contact telephone number

An email will be sent to you confirming your registration.

If you are not able to register, please watch the hearing as there will be an opportunity to call in after the pre-registered speakers.