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Amendments to requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, B.C. Reg. 296/97

On December 14, 2016, the Board of Directors approved the following new sections to the OHSR:

  1. Section 3.26: Requires an annual evaluation to measure the effectiveness of joint health and safety committees
  2. Section 3.27: Establishes mandatory minimum training and education for joint health and safety committee members and worker health and safety representatives
  3. Section 3.28: Clarifies the meaning of “participation” in section 174 of the Workers Compensation Act by providing three additional examples of what participation by worker and employer representatives in an employer incident investigation includes.

Publication Date: Feb 2017 File type: PDF (3 MB) Asset type: Policy & Regulation Decision