Workplace Safety and Health Branch
It’s in your best interests to know, understand and apply the legislative requirements for the jurisdiction you work in. The Workplace Safety and Health Act spells out the legal duties and responsibilities of people in the workplace. WSH Regulations are specific about the procedures for the type of work to be done. As all workers have the right to know and the right to participate in their own health and safety, every worksite should have a copy of the WSH Act and Regulations readily available.
Copies of the WSH Act and Regulations are available by contacting CSAM. Construction industry employers receive their first copy free, with addition copies of the coil-bound booklet only $7 each. Or, if you prefer, you can view or download the The Workplace Safety & Health Act Chapter W210 C.C.S.M. and Workplace Safety and Health Manitoba Regulation 217/2006.
Codes of Practice
Safe workplaces must recognize and adhere to specific codes. Manitoba has four major codes in place to govern workplace practices. These help keep workers safe and on an even playing field when it comes to completing their tasks. Review Codes of Practice here. View the Workplace Safety and Health Branch website.
The 2017 Rate Codes for Manitoba’s Construction industry have been released. Click here to view the full list and determine your rate code(s).
Workers Compensation Board
A complete policy manual is available and may be purchased from the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba by calling 1.800.362.3340. The CSAM also keeps a current listing of updates to the manual. For more information or to receive a copy of the Workers Compensation Board’s “Who to Call” List, contact the CSAM office in Winnipeg (204-775-3171) or Brandon (204-728-3456). View the Workers Compensation Board.
CSA Standards Information
Manitoba WSH Legislation references numerous American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards. Quick and generalized information sheets are available for each of the CSA Standards. Info Sheets are available at Safe Work Manitoba. If you require a copy of any of the CSA Standards, companies must purchase them directly from Canadian Standards Association. CSAM has purchased a number of the CSA Standards, available at our resource centres for review purposes only. Please contact the CSAM Office in Winnipeg at 204.775.3171 or in Brandon at 204.728.3456 View the CSA Standards Information Website