March 1: Amendments to WorkSafeBC Policies Took Effect

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The WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to the OHS Penalty Stay Requests Policy D12-196-7 and OHS Compliance Orders Policy D12-187-1. The changes, which took effect March 1, let WorkSafeBC take limited legal action when necessary while a penalty stay request is outstanding, clarify when a penalty stay request begins and ends, treat claims cost levy stay requests the same as OHS penalty stay requests and provide greater discretion regarding writing orders to be consistent with discretion provided under the law and the practice of WorkSafeBC officers.