Oct. 22: Administrative Penalties Regulation & OHS Citations Policy Approved
The WorkSafeBC Board approved the Lower Maximum Administrative Penalties Regulation and Item D12-196.1-1, Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Citations, of the Prevention Manual. The regulation and policy permit WorkSafeBC to impose an OHS Citation on an employer for failure to comply with an order or with requirements for compliance reports. They also spell out when an OHS Citation may be imposed, the amount of a citation, and circumstances under which a repeat citation can be issued. The regulation will take effect on Feb. 1, 2016; the policy applies to all violations specified in Sec. 3 of the regulation that occur on or after that date.