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Proposed policy amendments regarding injuries caused by overexertion during accustomed work

Our Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper to stakeholders for comment. The paper includes options on proposed policy regarding injuries caused by overexertion during accustomed (familiar) work.

At issue is whether policy should be amended to add guidance for injuries caused by overexertion during the performance of accustomed work duties. The proposed policy amendments codify best practices.

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:


(a) Comment link:

Through the Comment link below, you will be able to provide immediate feedback by completing an online submission form.

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.


Alternatively, submissions can be submitted as follows:

(b) Email:
(c) Mail: Linda Nguyen
Sr. Policy & Legal Advisor
Policy, Regulation and Research Division
P.O. Box 5350, Stn. Terminal
Vancouver BC V6B 5L5

The consultation period will end on Friday, September 4, 2020. 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.