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WorkSafeBC administers the Workers Compensation Act for the Ministry of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government. The Act gives WorkSafeBC the legal authority to set and enforce occupational health and safety standards and establish policies regarding compensation, assessment, rehabilitation, and occupational health and safety. The Policy and Regulation Division advises the Board of Directors on WorkSafeBC policy and regulation development.
The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation is one of the regulations in force under the Workers Compensation Act. The OHS Regulation contains legal requirements that must be met by all workplaces under the inspection jurisdiction of WorkSafeBC. The purpose of the OHS Regulation is to promote occupational health and safety and to protect workers and other persons present at workplaces from work-related risks to their health, safety and well-being.
Other regulations in force under the Workers Compensation Act include: