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Manitoba launches review of workplace safety act and regulations


August 31, 2022
By OHS Canada

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The Manitoba Legislative Assembly in Winnipeg. Photo: Government of Manitoba

The Manitoba government is launching a legislated five-year review of the Workplace Safety and Health Act and its three associated regulations – the Administrative Penalty Regulation, the Operation of Mines Regulation and the Workplace Safety and Health Regulation, Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services Minister Reg Helwer announced.

“All Manitobans have the right to a healthy workplace,” said Helwer. “Reviewing our safety laws every five years ensures they remain current, comprehensive and effective in preventing occupational injuries and illnesses, particularly as the nature of work changes.”

A Workplace Safety and Health Act review committee including labour, employer and technical representatives will review submissions and provide recommendations to the Manitoba government. The review will focus on strong protections that meet the needs of modern workplaces, improving consistency and ensuring requirements are clear and reasonable.

“Healthy workplaces have an impact on everyone,” said Helwer. “We look forward to receiving input from Manitobans as we work to enhance our province’s workplace safety and health framework.”

Individuals and organizations are invited to submit proposals at https://engageMB.ca. Submissions will be provided to the review committee for consideration.

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To provide feedback before Nov. 30, visit https://engagemb.ca/workplace-safety-and-health-act.

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