Our Policy, Regulation and Research Department (PRRD) is proposing amendments to policy concerning activity-related soft tissue disorders (ASTDs) of the limbs. The proposed amendments are intended to address two ASTD projects in the PRRD’s current workplan:
- ASTDs — CPR Recommendations #36–37
- Establishing Work Causation for ASTDs of the Limbs
The proposed amendments clarify policy on the issue of whether an ASTD is due to the nature of the worker’s employment and are informed by recommendations from two external reviews:
- Paul Petrie’s 2018 compensation policy review (CPR), Restoring the Balance: A Worker-Centred Approach to Workers’ Compensation Policy
- Janet Patterson’s New Directions: Report of the WCB Review 2019
You’re invited to provide feedback until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024.
Proposed deletions of policy wording are identified with a
strikethrough and additions are highlighted in bold.
The discussion paper, proposed policy amendments, and information on how to provide feedback can be accessed through the following link:
You can provide feedback on the proposed policy amendments in one of three ways:
|(a) Comment link:
|Through the Comment link below, you can provide immediate feedback by completing an online submission form.
Please note: Once you click the “submit” button at the bottom of the form you cannot access it again to make additional comments. Therefore, if you’d like to make detailed comments in the feedback section, you may want to draft your comments first and then cut and paste them into the submission form. You can also include up to three attachments with your submission.
|Policy, Regulation and Research Department
P.O. Box 5350, Stn. Terminal
Vancouver, BC V6B 5L5
The consultation period will end at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024. WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors will consider stakeholder feedback before making a decision on the proposed amendments.
Please note that all comments become part of the Policy, Regulation and Research Department’s database and may be published, including the identity of organizations and those participating on behalf of organizations. The identity of those who have participated on their own behalf will be kept confidential according to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
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