HANDI-GUIDE to British Columbia's OHS Regulation - 2020 Edition

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This handy, up-to-date reference contains the full text of Part 2 of the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Regulation plus five interpretive chapters. Durable, lightweight, and practical, it's a perfect fit in your glove box, at the office, or on any worksite. It is a great safety tool for supervisors, workers, and safety leaders. This book helps with worker training and increases worker and supervisor awareness of their responsibilities under occupational health and safety law and practice. The 2020 edition of the B.C. handi-guide includes updated commentary and content related to a wide range of important regulatory amendments.

New in this edition:

  • Part 2 of the new (2019) Workers Compensation Act, plus Parts 1, 6, and 7 of the Act (new for the 2020 edition)
  • The current version of the OH&S Regulation
  • A Regulatory update chapter with up-to-date, interpretive commentary on the latest regulatory developments in B.C.
  • Five interpretive chapters that outline OH&S responsibilities, OH&S due diligence, actions for workers, actions for supervisors, and the role of joint OH&S committees, and health and safety representatives
  • A listing of online OH&S Resources

The guide also covers:

  • OHS-related amendments to the Workers Compensation Act in August 2020 (as part of Bill 23, the Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020), including changes to
    • Allow for the courts to issue search and seizure warrants to WorkSafeBC when appropriate for investigating OHS infractions
    • Allow for victim impact statements related to OHS prosecutions and trials, and
    • Allow for the courts to require employers to publish the facts of an offence, at their own expense
  • A summary listing of the most recent changes to the OH&S Regulation, including the definition of fire department within Part 31, firefighting, and amendments to section 20.47 (relating to concrete pumps) within Part 20, construction, excavation, and demolition
  • A summary listing of anticipated changes to other Parts of the OH&S Regulation later in 2020, based on completed consultations in late 2019 and early 2020 pending final approval, the changes will impact traffic control regulations, arborists, mobile equipment (including seat belts, air brakes, control on slopes, tire servicing, maintenance, means of escape, load ratings, safeguards, ROPS, ATVs), high visibility apparel, blasting operations, substance-specific requirements (including hazardous drugs and pesticides), and forestry operations
  • Proposed changes still at the public consultation phase

For employers and workers, it pays to keep in-the-know about regulatory change, from year to year. The B.C. handi-guide helps inform you and contributes to a positive workplace health and safety culture in your organization.


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