Health and Safety legislation exists at both the federal and provincial levels. Manitoba’s Workplace Safety and Health Act provides legal authority of the provincial government over provincially regulated workplaces and sets out duties, responsibilities and rights of employers, employees, supervisors, committees, suppliers, building owners, prime contractors etc,
The Workplace Safety and Health Act ensures the rights of Manitoba employees to a safe and healthy workplace. The General purpose provisions include the protection of workers and self-employed persons from risks of injury or illness’s while at work, as well as the protection of other persons while visiting or in a workplace. An important part of your safety program is understanding the Regulation Information that you must be in compliance with.
The Workplace Safety and Health Act (the Act) was amended to include new and clarify existing requirements to provide stronger protection for workers in Manitoba. The updates to the Act achieved Royal Assent on September 13, 2013 and will take effect upon Proclamation on February 1, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Please visit the links below to obtain further information on specific topics dealing with regulations, industry standards or codes of practice.
For more information or to receive a copy of the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act, contact:
Workplace Safety and Health Division
toll free 1-800-282-8069