Manitoba launches review of workplace safety law and regulations

Workplace Safety and Health Act and related regulations are subject to review once every five years

Manitoba launches review of workplace safety law and regulations

The Manitoba government recently launched a review of the Workplace Safety and Health Act and three related regulations – the Administrative Penalty Regulation, the Operation of Mines Regulation, and the Workplace Safety and Health Regulation − as part of its ongoing commitment to promoting healthy, safe, and resilient workplaces across the province.

“All Manitobans have the right to a healthy workplace,” said Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services Minister Reg 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.”

According to Helwer, this year’s review will focus on ensuring stronger workplace protections, improving harmonization and consistency with other jurisdictions, ensuring existing requirements are clear and reasonable, and helping Manitoba meet its obligations under the Regulatory Accountability Act.

As part of the review, the government has begun seeking feedback from the public through an open proposal process. A workplace safety and health review committee of worker, employer, and technical representatives will review all submissions and provide recommendations to the labour minister.

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

Individuals and organizations may submit their feedback here until November 30.

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