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PUBLIC HEALTH ACT(sbc2008)CHAPTER 28

BC WATER & WASTE ASSOCIATION

Environmental Operators Certification Program

​Must not cause health hazard

​Duties of operators


​Part 3-Preventing Disease and Other Health Hazards

18 (1) An operator who engages in a regulated activity must take reasonable care to

(a) prevent health hazards from arising in the course of the regulated activity,and

(b) respond to health hazards that arise,including mitigating harmful affects of the health hazard.

(2)An operator who is an employer must ensure that employees are adequately trained and sufficiently equipped to recognize,prevent and respond to health hazards that may arise when engaging in a regulated activity.

(3)An operator who engages in a regulated activity must comply with any requirement or duty set out in a regulation respecting the regulated activity.

15 A person must not willingly cause a health hazard,or act in a manner that the person knows,or ought to know,will cause a health hazard.