September 26, 2012
Manitoba government looking for feedback
The Province of Manitoba is looking for public input to improve legislation governing the safety of technical equipment such as boilers, electrical installations and elevators, according to an announcement on Sept. 20 by Family Services and Labour Minister Jennifer Howard.
“We want inspection processes to work more smoothly to ensure the public is protected. We are working on changes we think will make these laws easier to navigate and more consistent,” she said.
The key goals of the review of Manitoba public safety legislation, according to a press release from the provincial government, include modernization of safety standards, consistent treatment of stakeholders across industry and sectors, simplification and consolidation where possible, creating consistent appeal mechanisms, and creating a legislative framework that ensures public safety while serving stakeholders efficiently and effectively.
A discussion paper has also been released and is available at www.firecomm.gov.mb.ca.
Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with Technical Safety Review in the subject line.
The deadline for submissions is Nov. 15.
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