WorkSafeNB and its board of directors has a statutory obligation to review the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and corresponding regulations every five years. This is the first review of the legislation and regulations under this obligation.
The board is proposing changes to the OHS Act, the Administration Regulation 84-26 and General Regulation 91-191.
While many of the proposals focus primarily on housekeeping items, the board is specifically interested in a proposal to amend the Act to require employers to maintain joint health and safety committee (JHSC) meeting minutes for a specified amount of time rather than requiring JHSCs to send meeting minutes to WorkSafeNB.
As a stakeholder-driven organization, we believe the proposed amendments warrant consultation with New Brunswickers, and are specifically seeking your input to help determine: