The Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) has prepared a very useful safety talk on impairment in the workplace.
On May 30, 2019, the British Columbia government gave royal assent to Bill 8, Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2019 to significantly update the Employment Standards Act and incorporate some recommendations from the BC Law Institute, as well as from the BC Employment Standards Coalition, the BC Federation of Labour and feedback from workers, employers and the public. Further recommendations will be considered at a later date and proposed legislation tabled.
At its annual assembly in Geneva, the World Health Organization indicated that effective in 2022, burnout will be classified as a chronic condition. This will strengthen its link to work, employment and unemployment.