B.C. prescribes minimum ages of 16 or 18 for certain kinds of hazardous work - Retail Council of Canada
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B.C. prescribes minimum ages of 16 or 18 for certain kinds of hazardous work

October 13, 2022

The Employment Standards Regulation has been amended to prescribe a minimum age of 16 for certain activities, including construction and working from heights that require fall protection, and a minimum age of 18 for activities including; using a chainsaw; exposure to silica dust; work where the worker is or may be exposed to potentially harmful levels of asbestos; and work requiring a respirator, among other activities. A full list of the affected activities can be found here.

The changes will take effect January 1, 2023.

For questions or more information contact

Avery Bruenjes
Senior Manager, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs
abruenjes@retailcouncil.org



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