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The Workplace Safety and Health Act

R.S.M. 1987, c. W210

The Workplace Safety and Health Act

Table of Contents

1 Definitions.
2 General objects and purposes.
(2) Specific objects and purposes.
3 Application of Act.
4 General duties of employers.
(2) Further duties of employer.
5 General duties of workers.
6 General duties of self-employed persons.
7 Duties of principal contractor.
8 Effect on compensation.
9 Effect on liabilities.
10 Division to administer Act.
11 Costs of administration.
(2) Consolidated Fund.
12 Duties of director of division.
13 Powers of director.
14 Powers of minister.
(2) Remuneration and expenses.
(3) Payment of certain costs.
15 Advisory council.
(2) Composition of advisory council.
(3) Chairperson.
(4) Term of office.
(5) Quorum.
16 Meetings of council.
(2) Jurisdiction of council.
17 Chief occupational medical officer.
(2) Powers of chief occupational medical officer.
(3) Authorization for occupational health nurse.
18 Regulations.
(2) Application of regulations.
19 Approval of codes of practice.
(2) Notice in Gazette.
20 Failure to observe code, no offence.
(2) Admissibility of codes as evidence.
(3) Certified copy of code required.
(4) Onus.
21 Power of director to vary codes and standards.
22 Appointment of safety and health officers.
(2) Agreements with other provinces.
(3) Inspections for other jurisdictions.
(4) Credentials to be provided to safety and health officer.
23 Duties of safety and health officers.
24 Powers of safety and health officers.
(2) Order for entry into residential premises.
25 Power of commissioner under Evidence Act.
26 Improvement orders.
(2) Stop work warning.
27 Communication of improvement orders.
28 Communication of improvement orders respecting project sites.
(2) Additional communication respecting project site.
29 Order deemed to be communicated to employer.
30 Communication of order to worker.
31 Communication of order to self-employed persons.
32 Communication to workplace committees.
(2) Posting improvement order.
33 Remedial measures.
34 Period for compliance with improvement orders.
35 Reporting compliance with improvement orders.
36 Stop work order.
(2) Improvement work not affected.
(3) Communication of stop work order.
37 Duration of effect of stop work order.
(2) Appeal to vary or set aside stop work order.
(3) Disposition of appeal by board.
(4) Costs not allowed.
(5) Effect of appeal.
(6) Extension of time for appeal.
38 Appeal to director against improvement orders.
(2) Confirmation of oral notice.
(3) Disposition of appeal.
(4) Effect of appeal.
39 Appeal to the Labour Board.
(2) Notice of hearing of appeal.
(3) Board's decision final.
(4) Effect of appeal from decision of director.
(5) Filing of decision in Court of Queen's Bench.
40 Workplace safety and health committees.
(2) Exception or limitation to cl. (1)(a).
(3) Determination of number of workers.
(4) Membership of committee.
(5) Posting of names of members.
(6) Continuing concern of committee.
(7) Duties of committee.
41 Workplace safety and health representative.
(2) Appointment of representative.
(3) Posting of name of representative.
(4) Continuing concern of representative.
(5) Duties of representative.
42 Discrimination against workers prohibited.
(2) Onus.
43 Right to refuse to work.
(2) Report of refusal and reasons therefor.
(3) Recipient of report to carry out inspection.
(4) Worker may continue to refuse to work.
(5) Report to safety and health officer.
(6) Investigation by safety and health officer.
(7) Report by safety and health officer.
(8) Appeal to Manitoba Labour Board.
(9) Employer not to make worker work in unsafe conditions.
(10) Employer may remedy dangerous condition.
44 Educational leave.
(2) Total number of safety and health committee members.
(3) Education program on construction sites.
45 Application to Labour Board.
(2) Right to be heard.
(3) Application of Labour Relations Act.
46 Obtaining of information.
(2) Service of notice.
(3) Appeal to minister concerning notice.
(4) Certificate of director as evidence.
47 Municipal building permit information.
(2) Exception.
48 Confidential information.
(2) Names to remain confidential.
49 Exemption from liability.
(2) No exemption in case of negligence.
50 Medical examinations.
(2) Examinations during working hours.
51 Reports.
(2) Reports by hospitals.
(3) Information confidential.
52 Power to require alternative work.
53 Requirement of occupational health service.
(2) Minister may specify health services to be provided.
(3) Continued operation of health service.
54 Offences.
55 Penalty.
(2) Penalty.
(3) Additional penalty.
(4) Further penalty for contravention of subsection 43(9).
56 Offences by directors, etc., of corporations.
57 Onus.
(2) Person deemed to be employer.
(3) Application of subsection (1).
58 Laying of information.
59 Limitation on prosecutions.