OHS Insider Month in Review – September 2017: Northwest Territories

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LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Workers’ Compensation
Sept.: The WSCC will address 5 policies at its upcoming Governance Council Meeting (click on the link to see public comments on the policy):

Drugs & Alcohol
Sept.: Public hearings are being held on the GNWT’s plan for managing cannabis once the feds legalize it by July 2018. Although legalization will be federally mandated, each province and territory must adopt its own regulatory framework addressing workplace safety and other issues associated with legal cannabis.

Climate Change
Sept.: The GNWT is seeking public input on how to develop a carbon pricing plan incentivizing industry to reduce greenhouse emissions including via imposition of carbon tax.