The province says it has completed all 43 recommendations of the Macatee Report.

Following the explosions of Lakeland Mills and Babine Forest Products, Gordon Macatee was tasked with creating a report aimed at improving worker safety in BC.

Labour Minister Shirley Bond says they’ve now implemented all of the reports recommendations.

“But I can also assure people that, that work and being vigilant about dust in mills across the province will continue and we will continue to make sure WorkSafe makes this work a priority.”

She says changes include stronger enforcement tools and investigation protocol and well as increased fines for non-compliance.

“We will be reminding employers that they have a responsibility to their employees, and we want families in British Columbia to have the confidence that when their loved one goes to work in the morning, they are going to come home safely at the end of the day.”

Changes were also made to the Workers Compensation Act, through Bill 9, to finalize several recommendations.

The final Macatee Report ppdate can be view here.