OHS Insider Month in Review – October 2018 Yukon Territory
LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sept. 25: The YWCHSB posted some new WHMIS 2015 guidance on its website. The deadline for employers to comply with new SDS, WHMIS label and other workplace requirements is Dec. 1.
Jan. 1: The 2019 average assessment rate is increasing from $1.93 to $2.05 per $100 assessable payroll:
- Biggest increase: Services Low rate group from $0.68 to $0.70 (+2.9%)
- Biggest decrease: Service High group from $2.95 to $2.79 (-5.4%)
- Government rate group from $1.54 to $1.56 (+1.3%).
Oct. 1: New point of purchase recycling surcharges for electronics, electrical products and tires take effect. Meanwhile, the tipping fees paid at waste facilities upon disposal of these products will be eliminated.
Yukon Point of Purchase Recycling Surcharges Taking Effect Oct. 1, 2018