BOD Decision -2015/10/22-04 – OHS Citations
On October 22, 2015, the Board of Directors (BOD) approved the Lower Maximum Administrative Penalties Regulation (LMAPR) and Item D12-196.1-1, Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Citations, of the Prevention Manual.
The LMAPR and OHS Citations policy set out that WorkSafeBC may impose an OHS Citation on an employer for failure to comply with an order, or failure to comply with requirements for compliance reports. Further details are also provided such as when an OHS Citation may be imposed, the amount of an OHS Citation, and circumstances under which a repeat OHS Citation can be issued.The BOD approved the LMAPR and OHS Citations policy after carefully considering feedback from stakeholders during consultation and feedback from public hearings. The LMAPR came into force on February 1, 2016, and the OHS Citations policy applies to all violations specified in section 3 of the LMAPR, occurring on or after February 1, 2016