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The Regional Health Boards and Community Health Services Societies administer the Industrial Camps Health Regulation, which addresses matters such as water supply, sanitation and sleeping quarters.
The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation applies to camps to the extent they are workplaces in which workers such as cooks, maintenance people and others work.
If Board officers, in the course of their duties, find conditions in camps which may be of concern under the Industrial Camps Health Regulation, the matter will be referred to the attention of the appropriate officials.
Questions about the administration of the Industrial Camps Health Regulation should be directed to the officials responsible for its administration.
Disclaimer: The Workers' Compensation Board of B.C. ("WorkSafeBC") publishes the online version of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation ("OHS Regulation") in accordance with its mandate under the Workers Compensation Act to provide information and promote public awareness of occupational health and safety matters. The online OHS Regulation is not the official version of the OHS Regulation, which may be purchased from Crown Publications.
WorkSafeBC endeavours to update the online OHS Regulation as soon as possible following any legislative amendments. However, WorkSafeBC does not warrant the accuracy or the completeness of the online OHS Regulation, and neither WorkSafeBC nor its board of directors, employees or agents shall be liable to any person for any loss or damage of any nature, whether arising out of negligence or otherwise, arising from the use of the online OHS Regulation.
Employers are legally obligated to make a copy of the Workers' Compensation Act and the OHS Regulation readily available for review by workers. The circumstances under which WorkSafeBC may consider an employer's providing access to electronic versions of the Act and OHS Regulation to have satisfied this obligation are described in Guideline G-D3-115(2)(f).