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Proposed policy amendments regarding The Partners in Injury and Disability Prevention Program (Partners Program)

At their meeting on December 14, 2016, WorkSafeBC’s governing body, the Board of Directors (BOD), approved the release of a policy discussion paper and draft policies to stakeholders for comment.

The Partners Program is a voluntary certification program designed to encourage employers in BC to take a proactive role in occupational health and safety.  Employers registered in the Partners Program who meet program requirements achieve a Certificate of Recognition (COR) and become eligible to receive a financial incentive.

On January 26, 2016, WorkSafeBC’s BOD approved interim policies for the Partners Program, while new policies for the Partners Program are being developed.
This policy review addresses proposed changes to the interim policies that were developed through feedback obtained from stakeholder consultation.

Proposed deletions of policy wording are identified with a strikethrough and additions are identified in bold.

Discussion paper

There are a number of ways for stakeholders to provide feedback on the options and draft policy amendments:

Submissions can be submitted as follows:

(a) Email:
(b) Mail: Jim Baily
Senior Policy & Legal Advisor
Policy and Regulation Division
P.O. Box 5350, Stn. Terminal
Vancouver BC V6B 5L5
(c) Fax: 604.279.7599;
or toll-free in B.C. 1.877.279.7599
(d) Comment link:

Alternatively, through the Comment link above, you will be able to provide immediate feedback by completing an online submission form. If you submit through the comment link and did not receive an acknowledgement within two hours, please contact us at

Please note: Once you click the “submit” button at the bottom of the form you cannot access it again to make additional comments. Therefore, if you wish to make detailed comments in the feedback section, you may want to draft your comments using a word processing format and then cut and paste them into the submission form.


The consultation period will end on August 1, 2017. The Board of Directors will consider stakeholder feedback before making a decision on policy amendments.

Please note that all comments become part of the Policy, Regulation and Research Division'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.