Despite relatively low volume, the year’s 2 biggest OHS fines were reported during the period.

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British Columbia

British Columbia’s key industries span natural resources like forestry, mining, and fishing, alongside a significant focus on tech, film, and tourism. Working conditions vary based on the sector: forestry and mining often involve physically demanding work, while tech and film offer more diverse roles in urban settings. The province’s natural beauty fuels its tourism industry, providing opportunities across hospitality, outdoor recreation, and eco-tourism, often with seasonal fluctuations in employment.

Important Dates:
Feb. 2 – Deadline to comment on proposed amendments to OHS seat belt rules for powered mobile equipment.
Feb. 2 – End of consultations on WorkSafeBC proposed new and revised exposure limits.
Feb. 9 – Deadline to comment on proposed changes to OHS hazard assessment regulations.
Feb. 29 – workers comp 2024 payroll filing deadline*
Mar. 15 – workers comp 2024 payroll filing deadline*
Mar. 31 – workers comp 2024 payroll filing deadline*
June 28 – Deadline to comment on proposed changes to workers comp benefits calculation formula.

Note:
*In BC, workers comp filing deadlines are staggered among Feb. 28, March 15 and March 31 based on the final 2 digits of the employer’s account number

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