MFL calls for Improvements to Workplace Safety Law

October 12, 2012

The Manitoba Federation of Labour (MFL) has made 15 recommendations to strengthen the Workplace Safety and Health Act as part of a provincial review.

in a submission to the provincial government, the MFL made recommendations:

  • to beef up safety training;
  • to require investigations into workplace deaths;
  • to better protect workers from being punished for exercising their safety rights;
  • to hold employers that flout safety rules accountable;
  • to give workers the right to appeal more decisions that affect their safety;
  • to make it easier for unions to defend workers’ safety;
  • to improve the way health & safety committees work;
  • to stregthen the right to refuse unsafe work;
  • to clarify workers’ safety rights in the law;
  • to improve public information and data about workplace safety; and
  • to strengthen the role of the Chief Prevention Officer.

You can read the MFL’s detailed recommendations HERE.

The MFL submission was prepared for a provincial review that is required by law every five years.