Keep hardhats universal: This BC construction employer maintains his Sikh faith, while upholding his commitment to safety

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For more than 30 years since his company was founded, David (Bikkar) Sarai, owner of New York Painting & Coating Ltd. in Surrey, has maintained a commitment to the safety of his employees, who number more than 200. His commitment to the Sikh faith goes back even further.

He says he’s not encouraged by news that WorkSafeBC may act on a request by the BC Ministry of Labour to consider amending the province’s hardhat regulation under Occupational Health & Safety Regulation, Part 8 to allow Sikhs to remove their hardhats on construction sites.

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