GATINEAU, QC, July 11, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development andLabour, announced changes to the occupational health and safety regulations for workers exposed to grain dust and flour dust in federally regulated workplaces.
These changes to the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations on
The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring the health and safety of workers across the country. The new regulatory provisions ensure that employees are not exposed to levels exceeding prescribed exposure limits of hazardous substances.
"Every employee has the right to a safe workplace. That's why the government is helping to put an end to harassment and violence in the workplace, we are banning asbestos, and we're implementing tough new penalties for workplace health and safety violations. Now I'm pleased to be announcing these changes to grain and flour dust exposure limits. These amendments help ensure the health and safety of workers." – The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
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