Release for consultation of proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors has approved the release for consultation of proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. The consultation phase provides stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback prior to the proposed amendments being taken to public hearing in 2016.

The proposed regulatory amendment packages under review are:

  1. Section 4.43.1, General Conditions, new section, storage racks
  2. Section 4.56, General Conditions, work area guards and handrails
  3. Section 6.4, Substance Specific Requirements, asbestos inventory
  4. Section 12.83.1, Tools, Machinery and Equipment, new section, chassis dynamometer
  5. Section 13.11, 14.1, and 14.2, Cranes and Hoists, construction material hoists
  6. Section 14.5, Cranes and Hoists, rated capacity indicators, and Section 14.11, Cranes and Hoists, support structures
  7. Section 14.81, Cranes and Hoists, limit devices
  8. Section 20.2, Construction, Excavation and Demolition, notice of project
  9. Section 22.12(1) and (2), Underground Workings, underground supervisors
  10. Section 23.69, Oil and Gas, flow piping systems
  11. Section 26.13.4, Forestry Operations and Similar Activities, new subsection, saw chain shot

View the proposed regulatory amendments.

Please provide your feedback by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2016.

You may provide feedback directly to WorkSafeBC.  Also note that COCA will be compiling a response on behalf of Construction – if you have any specific feedback, please copy for submission prior to March 20, 2016.