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MFL Submission to the Five Year Review of the Workplace Safety & Health Act

Friday, October 12, 2012

This Manitoba Federation of Labour (MFL) submission was prepared to provide labour's input to a 2012 provincial review of the Workplace Safety and Health Act. By law, the province is required to conduct such a review every five years.

In the submission, the MFL makes 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 gove 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 workpalce safety; and
  • to strengthen the role of the Chief Prevention Officer.

 

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