April 1: Three new OHS regulations took effect:
The Violence in the Workplace Regulations require some workplaces to have risk assessments and implement violence prevention plans
The Blasting Safety Regulations replace the General Blasting Regulations, update standards for public safety and work practices and eliminate duplication with federal requirements on magazine licensing
The Blasting Trade Regulations make the job of blaster a designated trade, with blasters required to re-certify every five years instead of every three.
April 1: The Department of Environment and Labour no longer exists. In its place: the Department of Labour and Workforce Development and the Department of Environment. The former will focus on recruitment, retention, repatriation and retraining of workers and will also be responsible for occupational health and safety, labour services such as dispute resolution, labour standards, alcohol and gaming, pension regulation, public safety and the workers