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Update on the public engagement on changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

The public engagement on changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations ended in the summer and we are finalizing the “What We Heard” report. You can read our facilitator’s early reports below.

In due course, we’ll be providing detailed information and guidance for employers and workers about preventing workplace violence and harassment and more about conducting hazard assessments. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore the suggested resources listed below to find out more about these important safety topics.

Suggested resources

Workplace hazard assessment

Learn more about eliminating or controlling workplace hazards, developing safe work practices and training workers.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety outlines the what, why and how of hazard assessment.

Part 1: General of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations describes the current Yukon requirements for hazard assessment.

Sample Job Hazard Analysis Form, Sample Field Level Risk Assessment Form and Sample Workplace Risk Assessment Form are available on our website.

Workplace violence and harassment

Learn more about violence and harassment in the workplace.

CCOHS violence/harassment resources include fact sheets, publications (a Violence in the Workplace Prevention Guide), posters, podcasts and courses

Local supports

Below are some examples of supports for Yukoners experiencing violence and harassment in the workplace. (Note: this is not an exhaustive list—check out other resources such as counsellors). As well, there may be an employee assistance program (EAP) in the workplace.

Canadian Mental Health Association—Yukon: 867-668-6429, Facebook

Crisis Centre: online chat for adults and Youth in BC: online chat for youth (BC and Yukon)

KDFN Health Centre Counselling Services, Kwanlin Dün First Nation: 867-668-7289

Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services, Yukon government: 867-456-3838, toll free: 1-866-456-3838

Victim Services, Yukon government: 867-667-8500, toll free: 1-800-661-0408 extension 8500

Yukon Human Rights Commission: 867-667-6226, toll free: 1-800-661-0535

Preventing violence and harassment at work

Learn more about preventing violence and harassment to create and maintain psychologically healthy and safe workplaces.

CCOHS mental health—recognizing psychological health and safety hazards covers the national standard for creating a psychologically healthy and safe workplace.

MDSC Workplace Mental Health is an excellent free book (click on the book to download).

CCOHS mental health—psychosocial risk factors covers the factors that help to prevent psychological injury in the workplace, such as workplace culture.

CSA Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace details an approach to develop and sustain a psychologically healthy and safe workplace.

Preliminary reports

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

More information

You can contact us at 867-667-5645 (toll free at 800-661-0443) or worksafe@gov.yk.ca.