Dec. 1: New Policy of OHS Injunctions Took Effect

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The WorkSafeBC Board of Directors approved a new policy regarding OHS injunctions (Policy D12 198 1). Sec. 198 of the Workers Compensation Act permits a court to grant an injunction ordering individuals or companies to comply with OHS requirements if WorkSafeBC proves that there are reasonable grounds to believe that they haven’t complied or aren’t likely to comply with health and safety requirements or orders. The new policy provides guidance on when to consider an injunction and the appropriateness of pursuing an injunction.