Regulations and Statutes in Force as of January 1, 2020

The following legislation and regulation changes come into effect on January 1, 2020. They are listed by responsible ministry:

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Amendments under the Occupational Health and Safety Act will:

  • Clarify requirements for temporary stairs at construction projects by outlining where stairs should start and end and identify situations where the installation of temporary stairs may not be possible.
  • Support red tape reduction by streamlining occupational health requirements for workplaces.
  • Harmonize the frequency of medical surveillance for asbestos-exposed workers in the construction sector with other regulations under the act.