Review of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Consultation closed)

WorkSafeNB is reviewing New Brunswick's Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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:

 

  1. Support for improved safety measures. 

  2. The business impact on New Brunswick workplaces.

Review of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulation – Consultation closed

The consultation ran from August 11 until September 8, 2022.  We will publish a consultation summary once results are compiled.  

Thank you for helping to build a safer New Brunswick.

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