LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
|Workers’ Comp Filing Deadline
February 28, 2019
Jan. 10: The government is holding public consultations on implementing mandatory entry-level training (MELT) for truck drivers. Manitoba is also one of many provinces participating in discussions to establish national training standards for drivers of class one vehicles.
Nov. 23: Manitoba became the first province to take steps to harmonize its OHS laws with agreed to standards by making the following changes to the Workplace Safety & Health Reg.:
- Updating workplace first-aid kit and certification requirements in accordance with new CSA standards
- Extending baseline hearing test requirements from within 70 days of hire to up to 6 months of hire
- Requiring hearing reports once every 2 years instead of annually
- Modifying the criteria for high-visibility safety apparel, hearing protection, life jackets and personal flotation devices
- Requiring that a secondary air supplied be carried by or within arm’s reach of workers in dangerous atmospheres.
Jan. 1: Manitoba average premiums for 2019 are unchanged at $0.95 per $100 assessable payroll. Maximum assessable earnings also remain the same at $127,000.