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HANDI-GUIDE to Manitoba's Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations - 2014 Edition + Supplement
By: HATSCAN, Don Buchanan
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This handy up-to-date in-the-field reference contains the full text of the Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations, plus six interpretive chapters. Durable, light-weight, practical - it's a perfect fit in your glove box, at the office or on any worksite. It is a great safety tool for supervisors, workers and safety leaders. It helps with worker training and increases worker and supervisor awareness of their responsibilities under workplace safety law.

New in this edition

  • April 1, 2014 amendments to the Workplace Safety and Health Act made by S.M. 2013, c. 9, Administrative Penalty (Occupational Health and Safety Act) Regulation by Man. Reg. 89/2014 and the Workplace Safety and Health Regulation by Man. Reg. 90/2014
  • The new and amended provisions of the Act and regulations incorporate changes recommended by the Minister's Advisory Council on Workplace Safety and Health during the 2012 five-year review of the Act. They include:
    • providing immediate fines for activities presenting an imminent risk to workers or for backsliding to unsafe conditions after complying with an improvement order
    • penalizing employers that prevent workers from exercising their legislated safety and health rights
    • providing Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health the authority to issue a stop-work order to prevent an employer from engaging in a specific task anywhere in the province if that task may place workers at imminent risk of serious injury or illness
    • clarifying employers' duties to provide workplace-specific safety and health orientation before a new worker begins work at a workplace or returns to a workplace where the hazards have changed during the worker's absence under what are now the strongest provincial new-worker orientation provisions in Canada
The supplement includes the full text, summary and explanation of implications for employers of all legislative changes enacted since the publication of the most recent editions of the Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan Handi-Guides. Latest updates:
  • Alberta - amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Farming and Ranch Exemption Regulations and the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, extending basic occupational health and safety protections to paid non-family farm and ranch employees (S.A. 2015, c. 19)
  • British Columbia - amendments to the Workers Compensation Act and Lower Maximum Administrative Penalties Regulation to improve workplace safety at sawmills and to improve the inspection and investigation regime in B.C. (S.B.C. 2015, c. 38; B.C. Regs. 194/2015, 195/2015)
  • Manitoba - amendments to the Workplace Safety and Health Act and the Workplace Safety and Health Regulation to bring the province's WHMIS program into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) (Man. Reg. 129/15)
  • Saskatchewan - amendment to the Saskatchewan Employment Act to bring the province's WHMIS program into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS} (S.S. 2015, c. 31)
About the Author
Don Buchanan is an Edmonton-based writer and editor ( He was the original editor of the HANDI-GUIDE to Alberta's OH & S Act, Regulation and Code (First Edition) and the ZERO Injuries Handbook. He authors Carswell's series of HANDI-GUIDES, including editions for AB, BC, SK, MB, Atlantic Canada and Federally Regulated Workplaces. He has also contributed to the Carswell series of Triform Notebooks on workplace health and safety. Operating as, Don has written for a wide range of corporate clients and publications on diverse topics, including aspects of corporate responsibility, workplace health and safety, workplace wellness, construction/engineering, physical activity and active living, workers' compensation, WHMIS, TDG, and environmental compliance.