Update on the public engagement on changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
The public engagement on changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations took place in 2019. We have summarized the information we received in a What We Heard report, which is available in English and in French.
The Government of Yukon has now approved a new regulation aimed at preventing violence and harassment. The regulation will help to foster a positive culture in the workplace as well as physical and psychological safety for Yukon workers.
The Violence and Harassment Prevention Regulation will come into effect on September 4, 2021, giving employers a full year for implementation. During this time we will be offering support, particularly to employers with small businesses, with a how-to guide, ready-to-use tools and training resources.
In addition to the introduction of the new regulation, the Government of Yukon has made enhancements to the existing regulations about hazard assessment to make them clearer and easier to understand.
Please visit the following web pages for more information:
Contact us if you have any questions or to find out more.