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BOD Decision – 2016/01/26-02 – OHS Penalty Policies

On January 26, 2016, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors (BOD) approved changes to the OHS Penalty Policies, following consultation in the fall of 2015.

These include:

  • Overall changes to streamline, clarify, and update existing policies.
  • Changes to penalty amount calculations to make penalties more proportionate relative to an employer's size and the seriousness of the circumstances.

The following policies were amended:

  • D12-196-1 OHS Penalty Criteria
  • D12-196-3 Transfer of OHS History
  • D12-196-6 OHS Penalty Amounts
  • D24-73-1 Claims Cost Levies

In addition Policy D8-160-1 (First Aid — Special Rate of Assessment) was deleted.

The policy changes apply to all violations on and after March 1, 2016.

Meeting Date: Jan 26, 2016 File type: PDF (395 KB) Asset type: Policy & Regulation Decision