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Stakeholder Submission Table – Changes to Policy Consequential to Implementing the Revised Workers Compensation Act

Stakeholder Submissions – Housekeeping amendments to the Prevention Manual (OHS Policies)

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division (“PRRD”) presented three Discussion Papers to the Policy and Practice Consultative Committee, posted them on the WorkSafeBC website, and distributed the website link directly to over 10,000 subscribers of WorkSafeBC’s Policy, Regulation and Research Update email distribution list, for information and comment.

Overall, stakeholders expressed support for the proposed amendments to the Prevention Manual, the Assessment Manual, and the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II, consequential to implementing the Workers Compensation Act, R.S.B.C. 2019, c. 1, which came into effect on April 6, 2020.

You can find the complete BOD resolution related to these consultations here.

The PRRD received three submissions on the Prevention Manual consultation: two from an employer perspective and one from an individual worker. This document is a reproduction of the stakeholder comments.