WorkSafeNB wants to hear from stakeholders to help understand the economic and business impacts of proposed amendments to General Regulation 91-191 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
The proposed amendments were developed in collaboration with stakeholder technical committees and aim to enhance workplace safety, specifically pertaining to:
|Hearing loss prevention
|Portable compressed gas containers
|Emergency eyewash and shower requirements
|Personal protective equipment
|We are also reviewing Regulation 96-105 Underground Mine
Richard Blais, WorkSafeNB’s vice-president of Prevention, said the goal is to ensure the regulations reflect current modernized industry practices and align with other jurisdictions across Canada.
“We anticipate these regulatory amendments will enhance workplace safety and foster a robust culture of safety in New Brunswick, ultimately leading to a reduction in the number of injuries,” Blais said.
The ongoing work to amend General Regulation 91-191 includes a wide range of topics. The proposed changes are being reviewed and implemented in three phases:
- Amendments from Phase I were implemented in June 2022.
- Amendments from Phase II were implemented in February 2023.
- Input for Phase III will be open until April 3, with amendments to be implemented later this year.
Blais said he appreciated everyone who took time to share their views during last year’s reviews.
“The feedback we received was invaluable. Let’s continue these collaborative efforts to make New Brunswick the safest place to work.”
To review and submit your feedback, visit Government of New Brunswick: Draft Public Review of Draft Regulations. Scroll through the list of Draft Regulations to access the proposed changes. You can submit your feedback by email, fax or mail.
You can check the status of these reviews and amendments, including updated resources on our website: WorkSafeNB | General Regulation 91-191 – Regulatory Review.
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