September 2015 Guideline Updates

Many sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and Workers Compensation Act (“Act“) have associated guidelines. Guidelines are intended to assist with providing ways of complying with the legislation, not to provide exclusive interpretations. Guidelines generally provide information on administrative matters and on technical matters not already addressed by policy.

Periodically, guidelines are updated and new ones added. The following list shows the new and updated guidelines for September 2015.

September 22, 2015

OHS Regulation
Part 7 Noise, Vibration, Radiation and Temperature – Radiation exposure

7.20(1)-1 Exposure control plan – General requirements
This guideline has been updated as a result of the National Dose Registry no longer publishing annual reports of radiation exposure.

Part 8 Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment

G8.10 Personal clothing and accessories
This guideline has been updated to more clearly describe requirements for personal clothing and more clearly align with the intent of the Regulation.

G8.22(3) Specific safety protective features
This guideline has been updated to more clearly explain requirements for selection of safety footwear and to have the examples more clearly reflect the intent of the Regulation.

September 15, 2015

Workers Compensation Act
Part 3 Division 12 – Enforcement

G-D12-186.1-1 Compliance agreements – Interim guidance ~ New!
This new guideline provides interim guidance on the use of compliance agreements pending the issuance of final WorkSafeBC Policy.

OHS Regulation
Part 21 Blasting Operations

G21.15 Suspension of certificates
This guideline has been revised to reflect the change to the timeframe for filing a request with the Review Division, from 90 to 45 days, effective September 15, 2015.