Public hearings on proposed regulatory amendments

September 20, 2018

WorkSafeBC will hold public hearings in October 2018. These hearings are with regard to the following proposed changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation:

  • Parts 8 and 34, Safety Headgear, sections 8.11(2) and 34.14(d)
  • Part 8, Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment, sections 8.14–8.18, eye and face protection
  • Part 20, Construction, Excavation and Demolition, sections 20.1 and 20.17–20.26, concrete formwork and falsework
  • Part 21, Blasting Operations, sections 21.61, 21.63, and 21.73, electrical initiation and returning to the blast site
  • Part 24, Diving, Fishing, and Other Marine Operations, sections 24.1, 24.69, 24.124, and 24.96.1–24.96.3, definitions, fishing operations, seining, and new sections
  • Parts 20, 23, 24, 26, and 34, Various topics, sections 20.47(2), 23.22(a), 24.21(1), 34.4(1)(a)(i), and Table 26-8, housekeeping amendments
  • Parts 5, 23, and 29, Chemical Agents and Biological Agents, Oil and Gas, Aircraft Operations, sections 5,27(3), 23.63(6), and 29.16(2), prime contractor

You can access the proposed amendments, along with explanatory notes and details of the public hearings, via the link below:

The public hearings provide stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the proposed regulatory amendments. WorkSafeBC welcomes your feedback on the amendments by either written submission or participation in the oral public hearings. Written submissions will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2018.