From WorkSafeBC | September 1, 2021
Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation came into effect on September 1, 2021. WorkSafeBC has developed resources to help you and your stakeholders understand the amendments. Please feel free to share the following information with your networks.
Overview of the amendments
The amendments that came into effect on September 1, 2021, affect the following sections:
- Pesticides (Part 6)
- Safety headgear (Part 8)
- High-visibility apparel (Part 8)
- Mobile equipment (Part 16)
WorkSafeBC has created and revised a number of OHS guidelines related to the amendments, which you can find listed on the OHS Regulation Updates & Decisions page of their website.
More information on the amendments
WorkSafeBC has prepared the following resources to provide employers with a high-level understanding of the amendments overall, as well as more detailed information on each of the changes:
- Overview: Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, September 2021
- Regulatory amendment: A primer on restricted entry intervals for pesticides
- Regulatory amendment: A primer on safety headgear
- Regulatory amendment: A primer on high-visibility apparel
- Regulatory amendment: A primer on mobile equipment
Furthermore, to support workers who want to better understand the amendments to safety headgear (Part 8) – particularly what to do if they are unable to wear safety headgear due to religious headwear – WorkSafeBC has developed Safety headgear: Rights and responsibilities. This resource, as well as the other resources on the amendments to Part 8, are available in Punjabi, and WorkSafeBC is conducting an outreach campaign to the Sikh community to raise awareness of these resources.