Historical Health, Safety and Reclamation Codes

The original Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia (the Code) was published in June 1990. Since then, it's been updated several times.


The Code Review Committee recommends revisions to the Code on an ongoing basis. The focus of these revisions is to improve worker safety and protections for the public and the environment. The revisions also aim to support the introduction of changing technology on B.C. mines. More about the Code Review Committee.

See the 2021 current in-force version of the Code on the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code page.

Historical versions of the Code are no longer in force. The PDF copies below are for reference only.

2017 Health, Safety and Reclamation Code

The previous Code Review Committee reviewed the Code from 2015 to 2017. The Committee updated Code sections related to tailings storage facilities and health and safety. The revised Code was published in 2017:

Other historical Codes: