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Changes approved for B.C. OHS Penalty Amounts Policy

July 5, 2017  By WorkSafeBC

July 5, 2017 – On June 28, 2017, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors (BOD) approved changes to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Penalty Amounts Policy (D12-196-6).

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division consulted extensively on the OHS Penalty Amounts Policy in 2015. The approved changes reflect the intent of the 2016 revisions to the policy by clarifying that the multipliers from item 2(a) of the policy are included when calculating the repeat penalty amount. The changes also provide clarification on how repeat penalty amounts are calculated by including a table illustrating the repeat penalty multipliers. This table was also included in the material consulted on in 2015.

The policy change applies to all administrative penalty decisions, including appellate decisions, on or after July 4, 2017. The BOD resolution and updated pages for the Prevention Manual are available on


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