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Manitoba Occupational Health & Safety Law

Course Location: SSM and on-site
Course Duration: 6 – 8 hours (6-8 hours, depending on class size)
Course Fee: $1,799 group rate*only
Class Size: Up to 16
Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing    

Course Description

This course will assist the participant in understanding the contents of the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations. It will also help them to link Manitoba legislation to other relevant legislations, standards, and the Criminal Code of Canada.

Learning Outcomes

  • Purpose and application of the WSH Act
  • Definitions
  • Duties of owners and employers, supervisors, employees and suppliers
  • Bill 217.1 (Criminal Code)
  • Workplace safety and health program
  • Relationship of the WSH Act to the WCB
  • Improvement orders and stop work orders
  • Workplace safety and health committees and representatives
  • Offences and penalties
  • Administrative penalties

Legislation
Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act

2(1) The objects and purposes of this Act are

(a) to secure workers and self-employed persons from risks to their safety, health and welfare arising out of, or in connection with, activities in their workplaces; and

(b) to protect other persons from risks to their safety and health arising out of, or in connection with, activities in workplaces.