Briefs and Submissions

Proposed Compensation Policies for Section 123(3) of the Workers Compensation Act

September 21, 2020 | Health, Safety, and Compensation
The BC Federation of Labour (“BCFED”) is pleased to provide this submission addressing the proposed compensation policies relating to Section 123(3) of the Workers Compensation Act, [Reconsideration of Board decisions after 75 days], and set out on pages 142-146 of the proposed policy... more

Automation and Labour in British Columbia

September 3, 2020
September 2020 Read the full report here.

Proposed amendments to Occupational Health & Safety Regulation Part 5, Chemical and biological agents: ACGIH TLVs proposed for adoption as new, revised or retained BC exposure limits; and Part 20, Construction, excavation and demolition: concrete pumping

This is our submission to the WCB's consultation on proposed regulatory amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation: Part 5: Chemical and biological agents: ACGIH TLVs proposed for adoption as new, revised or retained BC exposure limits; and Part 20, Construction,... more

Proposed amendment to Occupational Health & Safety Regulation Part 8: Personal protective clothing and equipment, Section 8.11 Safety headgear

This is our submission to the WCB's consultation on proposed regulatory amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation: Part 8: Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment, Safety Headgear, Section 8.11 General Requirement.

Proposed amendments to Occupational Health & Safety Regulation Part 7, Radiation Exposure, Parts 1, 5, 22 and 23, Combustible and flammable liquids

This is our submission to the WCB's consultation on proposed regulatory amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation: Part 7, Division 3: Radiation Exposure,and Parts 1, 5, 22 and 23 — multiple sections — combustible and flammable liquids.

WCB consultation: Submission on addition of communicable viral pathogens to Schedule 1 of the Workers Compensation Act

June 15, 2020
The BC Federation of Labour has sent this submission to the WCB for their consultation on adding a presumption for infections caused by communicable viral pathogens including COVID-19 to the list of occupational diseases in Schedule 1 of the Workers Compensation Act.

Rebuilding our economy for all

May 19, 2020
A labour blueprint for BC's recoveryThis document offers a positive vision for a recovery that puts people at the centre of an economy that works for all. It's based on our submission to Premier John Horgan's Economic Recovery Task Force, delivered in May 2020. Download the... more

Proposed Amendments to the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation (OHSR) Part 18, Traffic Control, and Part 26, Forestry Operations

February 14, 2020 | Health, Safety, and Compensation
Thousands of our members are involved in roadside work including traffic control operations, working as Traffic Control Persons (TCPs), workers who are involved in road maintenance and construction, and workers who are responsible for traffic enforcement.

BCFED responds to ride-hailing applicants on necessity of respecting employment standards

November 21, 2019 | Employment Standards
British Columbia’s Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) is reviewing applications filed by prospective ride-hailing services to operate in BC. The BC Federation of Labour was given the opportunity to review and respond to applicant responses to our previous submission. The PTB has the opportunity,... more

Proposed amendments to the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation (OHSR) to part 5, exposure limits, part 6, hazardous drugs, and part 26, forestry operations, of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

The BC Federation of Labour appreciates the opportunity to provide our submission with respect to the proposed amendments to: • Part 5: Consultation on proposed occupational exposure limits based on the new or revised 2016, 2017, and 2018 ACGIH TLVs for selected chemical substances; • Part 6:... more