Public Hearings on Proposed Regulatory Changes – Additional Changes

There will be additional proposed changes regarding control of environmental tobacco smoke and e-cigarette vapour…

The Board of Directors of WorkSafeBC approved public hearings to be held in September and October 2016. These hearings are with regard to the following proposed changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR), regarding the control of environmental tobacco smoke and e-cigarette vapour.

Proposed changes to the OHSR:

  • Section 4.81, General Conditions: Controlling exposure
  • Section 4.82, General Conditions: Exceptions

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

2016 proposed regulatory amendments

The public hearings will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to comment on the proposed regulatory amendments. WorkSafeBC welcomes your feedback on the amendments, either by written submission or participation in the public hearings. Written submissions will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 7, 2016.

Please note that COCA will be submitting comments on behalf of members.  If you are making a submission on behalf of your own organization or company or would like to provide input to COCA’s response, please email to