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B.C. Reg. 125/2009
O.C. 246/2009
Deposited March 18, 2009
This consolidation is current to September 19, 2017.
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Workers Compensation Act

Firefighters' Occupational Disease Regulation

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 131/2017, March 31, 2017]

Contents
1Definition
2Prescribed occupational diseases
3Minimum cumulative periods of employment prescribed
4Minimum non-smoking periods prescribed for previous smokers

Definition

1  In this regulation, "Act" means the Workers Compensation Act.

Prescribed occupational diseases

2  Each of primary leukemia, primary non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, primary site bladder cancer, primary site brain cancer, primary site colorectal cancer, primary site kidney cancer, primary site testicular cancer, primary site ureter cancer, primary site esophageal cancer, primary site breast cancer, primary site prostate cancer and multiple myeloma is prescribed as an occupational disease for the purposes of section 6.1 (2) of the Act.

[am. B.C. Regs. 32/2013; 131/2017, s. (a).]

Minimum cumulative periods of employment prescribed

3  The minimum cumulative period set out in Column 2 of the Table is prescribed for the purposes of section 6.1 (3) (a) of the Act in respect of the occupational disease set out opposite it in Column 1.

Table

ItemColumn 1
Occupational Disease
Column 2
Minimum
Cumulative Period
1primary leukemia5 years
2primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma20 years
3primary site bladder cancer15 years
4primary site brain cancer10 years
5primary site colorectal cancer20 years
6primary site kidney cancer20 years
7primary site lung cancer15 years
8primary site testicular cancer20 years
9primary site ureter cancer15 years
10primary site esophageal cancer25 years
11primary site breast cancer10 years
12primary site prostate cancer15 years
13multiple myeloma15 years

[am. B.C. Regs. 123/2011; 131/2017, s. (b).]

Minimum non-smoking periods prescribed for previous smokers

4  In the case of a worker who does not meet the requirement of 6.1 (3.1) (a) of the Act, the minimum period for the purposes of section 6.1 (3.1) (b) of the Act is prescribed as follows:

(a) if the worker smoked cigarettes,

(i) 6 consecutive years, if the worker smoked, on average, fewer than 7 cigarettes per week,

(ii) 6 consecutive years, if the worker smoked, on average, 1 to 9 cigarettes per day,

(iii) 13 consecutive years, if the worker smoked, on average, 10 to 19 cigarettes per day,

(iv) 18 consecutive years, if the worker smoked, on average, 20 cigarettes per day,

(v) 23 consecutive years, if the worker smoked, on average, 21 to 39 cigarettes per day, and

(vi) 28 consecutive years, if the worker smoked, on average, 40 or more cigarettes per day;

(b) 8 consecutive years, if the worker smoked, on average, one or more cigars or pipes per day but did not smoke cigarettes;

(c) if the worker smoked cigarettes in combination with cigars or pipes, the periods prescribed in paragraph (a) apply with a cigar or pipe counting as a cigarette.

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Workers Compensation Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 492, section 6.1]