Recommendations in response to the Draft Mining Regulations proposed by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
The United Steelworkers would like to thank the government of Newfoundland and Labrador for the opportunity to respond to the Draft Mining Regulations. We take these regulations extremely seriously as we recognize the hazards and physical nature of work in this sector. We hope the government will consider our recommendations, which we believe will enhance the proposed regulations. Sadly, the United Steelworkers are very aware of the elevated incidence of workplace injuries, disabilities, and fatalities in the mining sector. With clear and comprehensive regulations, combined with vigilant enforcement, a reduction of the unacceptable number of workplace injuries and fatalities can be achieved.