Stakeholder engagement provides WorkSafeNB with
opportunities to better understand stakeholders' priorities and
their opinions, and to learn from their experience and
We consult with stakeholders on issues that have a significant
impact on stakeholder communities through a number of means,
Policy Review Consultation
The board of directors governs WorkSafeNB and annually sets its
policy agenda through its strategic planning and risk assessment
process. The board has established a disciplined approach to policy
development and evaluation through Policy 41-004 – Policy
Development and Evaluation. The results of policy consultation
are included in thoroughly researched policy options, which are
then considered by the board of directors.
We welcome public comment on any policy issue being consulted on
with stakeholders. A summary of the comments received during this
consultation process will be posted here for your information.
Below, you will find instructions on how to provide your
Current Policies for
To provide input on a WorkSafeNB policy:
- Click on the Policy link to review the policy.
- Click on the feedback link beside each policy to submit your
- Submit your feedback before the listed due date. All policies
are posted for at least 30 days.
WorkSafeNB may publish consultation feedback in reports and other
documents. If you wish to submit your comments anonymously, please
indicate in the form.
+ How can I
propose a legislative amendment?
How do I advise WorkSafeNB of
an issue I have with current legislation?
If you have feedback or a suggestion concerning WorkSafeNB
legislation, we would like to hear from you. Our board of
directors values stakeholder views and encourages you to share
your legislative concerns directly with them.
In addition, we maintain an active list of stakeholder associations
, and suggests you discuss your issue with the
appropriate group. Other New Brunswickers may share your views and
concerns, and you can add your voice to their position.
While legislative issues can be raised at any time, the board
determines its priorities and focus for the year during its annual
strategic planning and risk assessment process in March and
Legislative amendments include both changes to existing
legislation or regulations, and also the development of new
legislation or regulations. If you would like to bring forward your
personal legislative concern, or you represent an association,
please submit your legislative proposal in writing to:
Office of the President and CEO, and Chairperson
Attn: Executive Assistant – President and CEO and
1 Portland Street
P.O. Box 160
Saint John, N.B. E2L 3X9
You may also email your proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your written proposal should contain a description of the
legislative issue and why it presents a problem, changes you think
might solve the problem, and your reason for the suggested change.
Click here for a form that outlines how a legislative
amendment proposal could look.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please call 1
800 222-9775, ext. 2385.
How will my issue be
Once identified, we will review and research your issue to
determine if it's a priority. Before making a decision, the board
analyzes all information available on the issue, including best
practices and possible solutions, and must consider both worker and
employer needs. A decision must also reflect WorkSafeNB's vision and goals
. To gather
feedback, we consult with stakeholders through a variety
of ways, such as technical committees and online consultations. The
research, consultation process and evaluation of a proposal for
legislative change is an extensive process, and can take several
years. The board may recommend a change in practice, policy, or a
legislative amendment, or it may decide not to move forward with
While the provincial government ultimately decides whether to pass
a legislative amendment or not, the board will recommend the change
to the provincial government, and will work closely with
stakeholders and government to ensure all parties understand why a
legislative amendment is required. If government approves the
proposed legislation, the board will work with stakeholders and
workplaces to communicate the changes.
How will I stay informed on the
status of my issue?
We will acknowledge your proposal by sending a written response
outlining how your issue is being handled.
In addition, WorkSafeNB keeps stakeholders informed of all public
policy decisions by publishing a variety of public documents,
Stakeholder Involvement in Legislative Issues
Workers' Advisory Committee (IWAC)
The Injured Workers' Advisory Committee (IWAC) meets regularly to
discuss issues relevant to New Brunswick's injured workers. IWAC
discusses concerns and provides suggestions on behalf of injured
workers, their representatives or their representative associations
to improve the quality of WorkSafeNB's services and programs.
Current members are François Castonguay, Jacques Laroche, Neville
Haines, Ray MacMurray, Hermel Thériault and Lynne Keith.
The Advisory Committee also provides feedback and gauges injured
workers' reaction about potential changes to or development of
WorkSafeNB's policies and programs. When WorkSafeNB implements
changes to acts, policies, procedures or programs, this committee
helps provide injured workers with the latest information.
For more information about the Injured Workers' Advisory
Committee, or to nominate yourself or a friend to sit on the
committee, please contact WorkSafeNB's Planning and Policy
Department at 1 800 222-9775, ext. 2268.
Our stakeholders include workers, employers, service providers,
WorkSafeNB employees, and the Government of New Brunswick.