Public Consultation

Public Comments on the Draft Guideline for the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

March 24, 2022

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) are inviting comments on the jointly developed draft Guideline for the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (OHS Guideline).

This guideline has been prepared to provide clarity to those with statutory responsibilities in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Area. The draft OHS Guideline is intended to support regulated entities with their understanding of, and compliance with, the new OHS Regulations, and also to emphasize linkages between relevant guidance sections and the OHS provisions of the Accord Acts.

The two Boards are currently seeking comments on the draft OHS Guideline.  Commentary should be limited to the guidance language; the text in bold italics in the guideline document is the language from the OHS Regulations and is not subject to review/comment as part of this consultation process.  The deadline for comments is May 6, 2022.

Comments on these guidelines may be submitted via email to Upon receipt, all submissions will be shared between the two Boards.

If you have any questions regarding this consultation, please contact Lesley Rideout, C-NLOPB Communications Lead at or 709-725-2900.

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