Provide your feedback by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018

As detailed below, WorkSafeBC is in the process of proposing changes to its requirements as it pertains to Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) for the fishing industry and as part of a consultation phase that ends Friday, June 1, 2018.

A number of significant changes are being proposed and it is important that individuals review WorkSafeBC’s documentation in full to gain a complete understanding of what changes are being proposed and why.

One important implication of the proposed changes is that WorkSafeBC will essentially require crewmembers to wear PFDs when they are on deck and the vessel is underway, or they are on deck and the vessel is not underway but the crewmember is performing work activities.  This would require PFDs being worn when a vessel is at the wharf and work is being performed on deck.

As mentioned, WorkSafeBC’s consultation process facilitates feedback via the links below.  Additionally, comments or questions can be directed to Fish Safe BC by email or phone in advance of the June 1, 2018 deadline.


Contact  By Phone  1-604-261-9700

Fish Safe BC EMAIL fishsafe@fishsafebc.com




Read "Consultation on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation"  online

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is requesting feedback on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. The consultation phase provides stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback prior to the proposed amendments being taken to public hearing in 2018.

The proposed regulatory amendment packages under review are:

Part 21, Blasting Operations, multiple sections

Part 24, Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations, new sections

View the proposed regulatory amendments (https://www.worksafebc.com/en/law-policy/public-hearings-consultations/current-public-hearings-and-consultations/consultation-proposed-amendments-ohs-regulation-part-21-part-24) and information on how to provide feedback.

Please provide your feedback by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018.

Sincerely,

Lori Guiton
Director, Policy, Regulation and Research Division
WorkSafeBC, PO Box 5350 Stn Terminal, Vancouver BC V6B 5L5

WorkSafeBC Proposed Changes to PFD Regulations

View the proposed regulatory amendments here

FishSafeBC Website