The British Columbia Ministry of Labour and its agencies are responsible for regulating the province’s workplaces. This includes working with the following:
- British Columbia Labour Relations Board
- Workers’ Advisers Office
- Workers’ Compensation System
Together, these agencies work with employers to protect workers and their rights. Through administration, legislation enforcement, a compliance system, and training and education, each entity aligns with the Ministry of Labour and the Government of British Columbia.
The Ministry of Labour and Health and Safety Standards
When it comes to health and safety, the Ministry sets and enforces employment standards that prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. This is established through legislation, including but not limited to the:
- WorkSafe BC
- Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR)
- Workers’ Compensation Act
In particular, the Ministry of Labour is responsible for reviewing the Occupational Health and Safety system to ensure that all workplaces are healthy and safe.
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