Your Opinion Matters: Proposed Revisions to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

February 05 / 2018

Your Opinion Matters: Proposed Revisions to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

The new Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (“Regulations”) came into force in the Northwest Territories in June 2015, and in Nunavut in March 2016. Over the period of time since they were first made law, employers and workers became more familiar with the Regulations. As the WSCC Safety Officers collaborated and consulted with employers and workers to ensure awareness of the Regulations, certain areas were identified that could be clarified further. Some gaps in the Regulations’ direction and guidance were also identified.

The WSCC is continually reviewing the legislation it administers to make sure the legislation is current and fits the purpose for which it was created. Concerns from stakeholders are noted and reviewed to determine if amendment to the legislation is necessary. Issues that arise when the WSCC is working with stakeholders, or when the WSCC is enforcing the legislation, are also studied.

The WSCC has a list of amendments planned for the Regulations to address the small number of identified issues. We invite you to review the proposed amendments and provide your comments to the WSCC. The current Regulations can be found at the links below:

Please submit your feedback by February 28, 2018 to lawfeedback@wscc.nt.ca.

If you need additional time to provide feedback, please let us know by email at the address above.

To get started, access the proposed amendments.

The proposed amendments are also available in FrenchInuktitut, and Inuinnaqtun.