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Improving workplace health and safety in Yukon

We are developing regulations to help employers and workers improve workplace health and safety in Yukon.

  1. A new regulation to help prevent workplace violence and harassment.

  2. An amendment to the current Occupational Health and Safety Regulations to provide more guidance about workplace hazard assessment.

The public engagement phase of the project is now complete. Thank you to everyone who participated for your contributions.

We are preparing a “What We Heard” report that will be available here and on the Yukon government engagement site.

You can find the preliminary reports from our facilitator on this page.

Preliminary reports

Below are links to the preliminary reports from the public engagement prepared by our facilitator.

Background

Preventing workplace violence and harassment

Violence and harassment are recognized as hazards that represent a significant risk to workers. Most other Canadian jurisdictions have already established regulations that address workplace violence and harassment.
When Yukon’s workers experience psychologically healthy and safe workplaces, Yukon’s employers enjoy improved productivity, efficiency and success.
The Government of Yukon is preparing a violence and harassment prevention regulation. Modelled on those in other parts of the country, the regulation will be a major step in protecting the health and safety of Yukoners in the workplace.

Improving workplace hazard assessment

A critical factor in workplace health and safety is hazard assessment. This is a practice that enables workers and employers to identify hazards and address risks to workplace health and safety on an ongoing basis.
The current Occupational Health and Safety Regulations don’t provide adequate guidance to employers and workers around hazard assessment. There is a lack of clarity and detail.
The Government of Yukon is preparing changes to the regulations that will provide better guidance and improved detail around workplace hazard assessment.

Questions and answers

What if I need more information?

If you are looking for more information, please contact us either by email or phone.

Email: wcb-cs@gov.yk.ca

Phone: 867-393-6208

We’re available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.