Dear Members,

As of July 1st, 2021, the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer stated employers can move to Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan. To support this transition, employers can shift away from COVID-19 Safety Plans and develop communicable disease plans. The BCCSA will continue to work with WorkSafeBC and follow the Provincial Health Officer to provide guidance to our members.

A communicable disease is an illness caused by an infectious agent or its toxic product and can be transmitted from person to person. Examples are: COVID-19, norovirus, and seasonal influenza.

While the need for COVID-19 safety plans will no longer be required, there are some ongoing measures that must be adhered to, such as:

  • Implement policies for those who may be sick with a communicable disease.
  • Continue to provide hand hygiene facilities with appropriate supplies and usage policies along with signage to remind employees to wash their hands regularly.
  • Maintain a clean environment through routine cleaning processes.
  • Ensure building ventilation is properly maintained and functioning as designed.
  • To the extent you are able, support employees in receiving vaccinations for vaccine-preventable conditions.

BCCSA and our Regional Safety Advisors are here to assist employers with their communicable disease plans. If you require assistance, please call, or email us at 604.636.3675 or

BCCSA office
The BCCSA remains open for business. Our staff continue to work remotely throughout the summer as we develop our transition plan to returning to the office.

Education | Classroom Courses

BCCSA will continue to offer VILT courses on a permanent basis. In addition, as facilities start to open, we will be able to offer more In-Class courses. Please watch our course calendar for options, or contact the BCCSA training department at

Thank you for actively participating in preventing the spread of the virus. Please call or email us at 604.636.3675 or if you have questions or concerns.