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Changes to OHS Regulation

WCB Standards Update

February 1, 2012

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Part 14 Cranes and Hoists

Chimney Hoists

Schedule 4-A WorkSafeBC Standard 14.116 - Chimney Hoists  New Item

February 1, 2011

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Part 4 General Conditions

Work Area Guards and Handrails

Schedule 4-A WorkSafeBC Standard - Guardrails Using Rope or Other Non-rigid Material

Part 8 Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment

Limb and Body Protection

Schedule 8-A WorkSafeBC Standard - Leg Protection Devices  New Item
Applies to leg protection devices manufactured after to February 1, 2011.

Note:WCB Standard: PPE 1 - 1997 Leg Protective Devices still applies to leg protection devices manufactured prior to February 1, 2011.

January 1, 2010

WCB Standard OFA1: Certification of Occupational First Aid Attendants

The WCB Standard OFA1 has been revised to reflect certain changes that have arisen out of the development of a harmonized first aid standard for the four western Canadian provinces and two western territories. The changes are to the duration of all levels of occupational first aid certificates (increasing to three years) and the elimination of the mandatory medical certificate of fitness for candidates for the Level 2 and Level 3 examinations. Candidates will be required to complete a self-disclosure statement of fitness in order to take a Level 2 or 3 examination. Medical certificates may still be required by an employer or by a Board officer. This standard is accessed through G3.14 First aid attendant certification, qualifications, and general responsibilities and G3.21 Suspension and cancellation of first aid certificates.


February 2008

WorkSafeBC Standard 13.30 Work Platforms supported by Lift Trucks new

WorkSafeBC Standard 14.116 Chimney Hoists new

January 2008

WCB Standard: PPE 1 - 1997 Leg Protective Devices (Amended January 2008)


Retired Standards

The following WCB standards have been retired:

May 2007

WCB Standard: PPE 14.1 Leg Protection For Chain Saw Users (Agricultural Operations only)

WCB Standard: PPE 14.1 Leg Protection for Chain Saw Users (Agriculture Operations only) has been removed from the WorkSafeBC website. This standard was replaced by WCB Standard PPE 1 - 1997 Leg Protective Devices. The Agriculture Operations standard had been left on the website for information purposes only.


WCB Standard: A321 Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms has been replaced by CSA Standard CAN3-B354.3-M82, Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms for Use as "Off-Slab" Unit and CSA Standard CAN3-B354.2-M82, Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms for Use on Paved/Slab Surfaces

WCB Standard: A322 Elevating Rolling Scaffolds has been replaced by CSA Standard CAN3-B354.1-M82, Elevating Rolling Work Platforms

WCB Standard: A323 Work Platforms Mounted on Industrial Lift Trucks has been replaced by ANSI Standard ASME B56.1-1993, Safety Standard for Low Lift and High Lift Trucks

WCB Standard: A326 Design, Construction and Use of Suspended Platforms



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