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The Workplace Safety and Health Amendment Act (Inappropriate or Unsafe Footwear)

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S.M. 2018, c. 22

Bill 219, 3 rd Session, 41st Legislature

The Workplace Safety and Health Amendment Act (Inappropriate or Unsafe Footwear)

Explanatory Note

This note is a reader's aid and is not part of the law.

This Act 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.

(Assented to June 4, 2018)

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.