The Government of Saskatchewan is asking for feedback on suggested regulatory changes intended to harmonize standards for personal protective equipment (PPE) required under occupational health and safety regulations.
Saskatchewan, along with federal, provincial and territorial governments throughout Canada, have agreed to align regulatory requirements in a variety of areas including occupational health and safety. The proposed changes are intended to harmonize the regulatory standards for use of PPE including: eye and face protection; head protection; foot protection; hearing protection; personal flotation devices; and first-aid kits.
The ministers responsible for labour legislation signed a National Occupational Health and Safety Reconciliation Agreement on Jan. 30. The goal of this agreement is to simplify regulatory requirements for organizations, allowing them to work more seamlessly across multiple jurisdictions without compromising health and safety protections for workers, the provincial government said.
Submissions for feedback are being accepted until May 15. For more information, click here.