January 15, 2016
he Government of Ontario has amended three regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

The Ministry of Labour has developed three regulatory consultation proposals.

The ministry is examining three key regulatory changes for protection from hazardous exposures to noise, biological and chemical agents, and carbon monoxide released from internal combustion engines. The proposals reflect regulatory recommendations that were put forward by the construction industry’s Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee (PLMHSC). The PLMHSC is an advisory committee to the Minister of Labour to provide advice on health and safety concerns in the construction industry.

The ministry is also proposing miscellaneous amendments to the Construction Projects Regulation to correct errors, omissions, and inconsistencies and update outdated references in the Regulation. A few of the proposed amendments are intended to provide clarity for stakeholders and improve enforcement by ministry inspectors.

If approved, the changes will come into effect in 2016.