Provincial Updates and Reminders
A number of jurisdictions have recently made changes or announcements that may impact your operations. Here is a brief round up of some of the information that may pertain to you.
CANADA- The Canadian Summer Jobs program has opened up to accept applications for employer participation. More information on the program can be found here.
ONTARIO- Although the current Workplace Health and Safety "blitz" is not currently focused on our industry, there is a significant uptick in visits to the dealerships to ensure compliance with workplace health and safety mandates including a focus on "Health Workers in Healthy Places- Occupational Disease" throughout December. Be prepared for a visit and ensure your policies, SDS sheets and other related information are accessible and current.
ALBERTA- The OHS Resource Portal has been updated to include some valuable resources on Mental Health, Psychological Safety and related information. The portal can be found here and additional support and guidance in this area can also be accessed by subscribers via our Advisory Services team.
FEDERALLLY REGULATED INDUSTRIES- As a reminder if you have any staff that fall under federal regulations, effective December 1, 2022, federally-regulated private sector employees who have completed 30 days of continuous employment with their employer will be entitled to 3 days of paid medical leave, and then they will be entitled to one day of paid medical leave at the beginning of each month for the previous month’s work, up to a maximum of 10 days per calendar year.
If you would like more information on any of these updates and how they pertain to your operations, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can assist you in accessing resources or ensuring compliance.