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Volume 60, No. 6
The British Columbia Gazette, Part II
April 11, 2017

B.C. Reg. 140/2017, deposited April 7, 2017, under the WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT [sections 225 and 229]. Order in Council 184/2017, approved and ordered April 7, 2017.

On the recommendation of the undersigned, the Lieutenant Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, orders that the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, B.C. Reg. 296/97, is amended as set out in the attached Schedule.

— S. BOND, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour; J. RUSTAD, Presiding Member of the Executive Council.


1 Section 8.22 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, B.C. Reg. 296/97, is amended

(a) in subsection (1) by adding “and that allows the worker to safely perform the worker’s work” after “appropriate to the protection required”,

(b) by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the following:

(2) To determine appropriate footwear under subsection (1), the following factors must be considered:

(a) slipping;

(b) tripping;

(c) uneven terrain;

(d) abrasion;

(e) ankle protection and foot support;

(f) potential for musculoskeletal injury;

(g) crushing potential;

(h) temperature extremes;

(i) corrosive substances;

(j) puncture hazards;

(k) electrical shock;

(l) any other recognizable hazard. , and

(c) by adding the following subsection:

(2.1) An employer must not require a worker to wear footwear that does not comply with subsection (1).

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