News Briefs (August 14, 2000)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/12/2001

H&S IMPROVEMENTS IN FEDERAL JURISDICTIONS

Ottawa —Workplace health and safety committees will take on responsibility for the investigation and resolution of complaints, under changes to the Canadian Labour Code. The amendments, which affect federally regulated sectors, include: a requirement to establish Policy Health and Safety Committees at the upper management level in organizations with more than 300 employees, protection for pregnant and nursing employees, and streamlined internal procedures regarding the right to refuse dangerous work. “We see this step as a beginning of a new day for health and safety and we look forward to the next steps which will include the development of regulations on prevention programs, violence prevention and ergonomics,” said Hassan Yussuff, of the Canadian Labour Congress.

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