BOD Decision -2015/06/30-01 – Compliance Agreements Policy (D12-186.1-1)
At its June 2015 meeting, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved a new policy on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Compliance Agreements (D12-186.1-1). This policy came into effect on September 15, 2015 and will apply on an interim basis until it is replaced by a final policy on January 1, 2016.
Instead of issuing an order, WorkSafeBC may, in certain circumstances, enter into a compliance agreement in which an employer voluntarily agrees to correct OHS violations and report back to WorkSafeBC by a certain date.
Compliance agreements are offered at WorkSafeBC's discretion, within the limits of the Act and policy. WorkSafeBC will only enter into a compliance agreement if WorkSafeBC believes that the employer will likely fulfill its obligations under the agreement.