The WorkSafeBC Board of Directors approved the release of a discussion paper on clothing allowances, with options and a draft policy for stakeholder review and comment. Workers may sustain damage to clothing as a result of wearing a prosthetic or brace, or using a wheelchair. Current compensation policy provides such workers with an annual clothing allowance. At issue are the clothing allowance categories, specifically the distinction between prosthetics and braces, and the date of payment of the allowance. Comments on the revised policy may be submitted until Oct. 28, 2016.
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