Jan. 1, 2013: New Late Night Retail Regulations to Take Effect
New regulations designed to protect workers working at late night retail premises, such as gas stations and convenience stores, will take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, making the province the second after BC to have such regulations. Employers with workplaces open to the public between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. must conduct hazard assessments and have a check-in system and written check-in procedure as well as a personal emergency transmitter for workers who work alone during late-night hours. Employers must also:
- Develop written safe cash handling procedures
- Use video cameras that capture key areas
- Establish measures to ensure good visibility in and out of the premises
- Post signs indicating limited accessibility to cash and valuables and the use of cameras.