Proposed Amendments to the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation (OHSR) Part 8, High Visibility Apparel, Part 20, Concrete Pumping, Equipment Inspections, and Part 21, Blasting Operations

The BC Federation of Labour (“Federation,” “BCFED”) appreciates the opportunity to provide our submission with respect to the proposed amendments to:
Part 8: Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment: Section 8.24, High Visibility and Distinguishing Apparel
Part 20: Construction, Excavation and Demolition: Section 20.47 Concrete Pumping; and
Part 21: Blasting Operations

The Federation represents more than 500,000 members of our affiliated unions, from more than 1,100 locals, working in every aspect of the BC economy. The Federation is recognized by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and the government as a major stakeholder in advocating for the health and safety of all workers in BC and full compensation for injured workers and their surviving dependents.

This submission was prepared in consultation with our affiliates and other worker advocates.

Read the full submission here.