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Manitoba bringing back Advisory Council on Workplace Safety and Health

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March 13, 2024
By OHS Canada

Health & Safety

Malaya Marcelino, Manitoba’s Minister of Labour and Immigration.

Manitoba has introduced legislation that would bring back the Advisory Council on Workplace Safety and Health.

Bill 17 would amend the Workplace Safety and Health Act and re-establish the council, which was repealed in 2018 by the previous government, said Labour and Immigration Minister Malaya Marcelino.

“Our government knows the best way to grow our economy is with good, safe jobs for Manitobans,” said Marcelino. “Every Manitoba worker deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, and to have a safe workplace. The previous government clawed back worker protections, going against the advice of the labour and business community by getting rid of the Advisory Council on Workplace Safety and Health.”

The proposed legislation would re-establish the 13-member advisory council, which would include representation from workers, employers and technical and professional bodies. The advisory council would advise the minister on occupational health and safety issues, as well as legislative and regulatory changes.



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