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Handi-Guide to British Columbia's OHS Regulation, 2012 Edition

Handi-Guide to British Columbia's OHS Regulation, 2012 Edition    
Format Spiral-bound
Catalogue No. 978-0-7798-5108-9
Pages 544
Language English only
Price $45.95

Published by Carswell, 2012.

The 2012 edition was released May 2012.


The Handi-Guide to British Columbia's OHS Regulation is a great resource and safety tool for supervisors, workers and safety leaders. It helps with worker training and increases worker and supervisor awareness of their responsibilities under workplace safety law.

The Handi-Guide provides regulatory detail and interpretive information with respect to Part 3 (Occupational Health and Safety) of the B.C. Workers Compensation Act and the B.C. OHS Regulation, which is in force under authority of the act.

This edition of the Handi-Guide is current to February 1, 2012. It includes amendments that became effective between March 2011 and February 2012, as well as changes to take effect in Part 4 as of April 4, 2012.

Changes in the 2012 Edition include:
  • Part 4 - General Conditions, relating to a third option to protect workers assigned to work alone in late-night retail premises
  • Part 6 - Substance Specific Requirements; and consequential amendments to Part 20, Construction, Excavation and Demolition, relating to updating asbestos requirements
  • Part 9 - Confined Spaces, relating to clarifying that atmospheric testing must be conducted by a qualified person
  • Part 12 - Tools, Machinery and Equipment, relating to safer driven-feed mobile chipper requirements
  • Part 15 - Rigging, relating to wire rope splices
  • Part 16 - Mobile Equipment, relating to a worker riding on a rear-mounted work platform on a vehicle for retrieving traffic cones
  • Part 20 - Construction, Excavation and Demolition, relating to new requirement that concrete pumps and placing booms meet the requirements of CSA Standard Z151-09
Table of Contents:
  • About this Handi-Guide
  • About B.C.'s Workplace Health and Safety legislation
  • About Federally Regulated Employers in B.C.
  • About Occupational Exposure Limits for Chemical and Biological Substances in B.C.
  • About WorkSafeBC
  • Key Responsibilities Under the OHS Regulation and Part 3 (OHS) of the Workers Compensation Act
  • Actions for Employers to Ensure OHS Due Diligence
  • Actions for Supervisors
  • Actions for Workers
  • Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSCs) and Worker Health and Safety Representatives
  • Important Workplace Safety Resources
  • Worker Compensation Act - Part 3 - Contents
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulation - Contents
  • Tracking Amendment History
  • Index
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