Legislation and regulations

Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board is governed by two pieces of legislation, the Workers’ Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Workers’ Compensation Act

The Workers’ Compensation Act can be accessed as a PDF document on the W page of the Acts and Regulations section of the Yukon Government website.

Board Orders under the Workers’ Compensation Act can be found as PDF documents under Regulations on the W page of the Acts and Regulations section of the Yukon Government website.

Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Occupational Health and Safety Act can be accessed as a PDF document on the O page of the Acts and Regulations section of the Yukon Government website.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act can also be accessed in a format that is easier to use on mobile and desktop computers at yukonregs.ca.

Codes of practice

Codes of practice are simple, practical guides to improving health and safety in the workplace. They expand on sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act Regulations to provide clear, documented standards.

Code of practice 2006/01, for example, expands on the matter of sanitary amenities in the workplace, which is covered by section 1.71 of the Regulations, “Sanitation and Accommodation.” The first clause of that section states that, “Workers shall be provided with sufficient clean sanitary toilet facilities taking into account the nature of the work, the number of workers and the gender of the workers.”

The code of practice expands upon that requirement to describe precisely how many toilets are required, their design, and the quality of facilities that they must be placed into.

You can find all codes of practice on our yukonregs.ca website on the codes of practice page.

We encourage workers and employers to read the codes of practice that apply to them to ensure their work environment is safe and fully compliant with the Occupational Health and Safety Act Regulations.

Code of Practice 200601 Workplace Sanitary Amenities
Code of Practice 200602 Hand Signals for Crane Operators
Code of Practice 200603 Rating Wire Rope Terminations
Code of Practice 201201 Personal Protective Equipment in Building Construction
Young and New Worker Code of Practice Backgrounder and Guidelines for Employers
Code of Practice 200901 Young and New Workers