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3rd Session, 41st Legislature

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Bill 219

THE WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH AMENDMENT ACT (INAPPROPRIATE OR UNSAFE FOOTWEAR)


  Bilingual version (PDF) Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. W210 amended

1            The Workplace Safety and Health Act is amended by this Act.

2           The following is added after section 45.1:

INAPPROPRIATE OR UNSAFE FOOTWEAR

Inappropriate or unsafe footwear

45.2        An employer must not require a worker to wear footwear that

(a) is not of a design, construction and material appropriate to the protection required for the worker's work; or

(b) does not allow the worker to safely perform their work.

Coming into force

3            This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Workplace Safety and Health Act to prohibit an employer from requiring a worker to wear footwear that is not appropriate to the protection required for the worker's work or that does not allow the worker to safely perform their work.