Oct.  31: Changes to OHS Regulation Approved


WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to the OHS Regulation, which will take effect on Feb. 1, 2015. The approved amendments are on the following:

  • Part 4, General Conditions, relating to avalanche risk assessments and safety plans, and updating the reference to the BC Fire Code
  • Part 5, Chemical Agents and Biological Agents, relating to updating Repealed Acts
  • Part 12, Tools, Machinery and Equipment, relating to new sections for roll-on/roll-off containers
  • Part 13, Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms, relating to updating the reference to CSA Standard Z271 and the safe positioning of ladders
  • Part 20, Construction, Excavation and Demolition, relating to requiring inspection of a gang form when there’s a change to the design or erection method of the gang form and clarifying the responsibilities of employers, owners and abatement contractors to ensure the safe containment or removal of hazardous materials
  • Part 26, Forestry Operations and Similar Activities, relating to Sec. 26.65, bullboards
  • Part 28, Agriculture, removing an obsolete provision
  • Part 34, Rope Access, relating to ensuring that rope access equipment and use are addressed in the OHS Regulation.