OHS Regulation amendments in effect September 1, 2021

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: 

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:

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.