Independent Agency Regulatory Reform

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Information about Independent Agency Regulatory Reform

Published on March 12, 2008

Author: UpBeat


Passionate about Accident Prevention:  Passionate about Accident Prevention Regulatory Reform Conference Victoria May 1-2, 2007 BC Safety Authority:  Established by the Safety Authority Act Independent, self-funded corporation Administers Safety Standards Act & Regulations Operates under an independent Board of Directors BC Safety Authority Technologies Supported:  Technologies Supported Electrical Amusement Devices & Recreational Rail Gas Elevating Devices Boilers, Pressure Vessels Railways Passenger Ropeways Refridgeration Stewards of Technical Public Safety:  Stewards of Technical Public Safety Building Relationships: Education:  Building Relationships: Education Industry liaison Certification of qualified workers Increased public awareness Building Relationships: Consultation on Regulations :  Building Relationships: Consultation on Regulations Industry issues - Technology Committee develops recommendation BCSA creates policy or decision Request for Regulation Amendment to Province SMART criteria The Evolution of Regulatory Programs:  The Evolution of Regulatory Programs “Those who derive the greatest economic benefit from generating the risks should bear the primary responsibility for controlling the risks.” “Regulatory reform should be geared to an explicit policy – the prime objective being the prevention of accidents and promotion of progressively better standards of information and skilled advice….” Recommendations from Lord Robens 1972 “World Class Accident Prevention by 2014”:  “World Class Accident Prevention by 2014” Public Safety Partnerships:  Public Safety Partnerships Accident Prevention: We all play a part… Small and Large Contractors Small and Large Operating Companies Industry Associations Local Governments Other regulators (WorkSafeBC; Transport Canada; National Public Safety Advisory Committee members) Slide10:  Example of incorrect operation of a regulated product Development on a chairlift as a result of a number of large trees blowing onto a moving haul rope. Slide11:  Example of poor maintenance on an Electrical switch serving several buildings Operating the switch handle caused the internal mechanism to fall apart. Slide12:  Trailer before resulting damage due to uncertified work Slide13:  Trailer after an explosion caused by uncertified work Slide14: Safety Programs by Technology Directives, Bulletins, fees, forms, and regulations Publications – Annual Report, Business Plan, State of Safety Report General BCSA information Contacting Us Slide15:  Permits & Queries (7am – 6pm Monday – Friday) TOLL FREE: 1 866 566 SAFE (7233) Local offices and contact numbers on website Permits on-line 7 days a week BC On-Line – available to contractor upon application Contacting Us Slide16:  Thank you.

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