LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Feb.: New OHS Bulletins issued by SafeManitoba this month:
- Bulletin 201: General OHS duties of employers
- Bulletin 230: Role of supervisors in keeping workers safe
- Bulletin 231: Workers’ OHS rights and duties.
Feb. 22: Responding to recent reports of sex harassment within government workplaces, the government announced a series of measures to get its own house in order:
- “No wrong door” policy letting employees report harassment involving their own supervisors or chiefs of staff via independent channels
- External audit of current harassment policies and procedures
- Maintaining and public reporting of harassment incidents inside government workplaces
- Mandatory respectful workplace training for all cabinet and political staff.
Feb. 23: Manitoba announced that it will join the federal-provincial-territorial Pan-Canadian plan for pricing carbon pollution and cutting emissions. Result: The province is now eligible for $67 million in funding of various clean growth-related projects under the federal Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund.