February 19, 2016 Guideline Updates

Many sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and Workers Compensation Act (“Act“) have associated guidelines. Guidelines are intended to assist with providing ways of complying with the legislation, not to provide exclusive interpretations. Guidelines generally provide information on administrative matters and on technical matters not already addressed by policy.

Periodically, guidelines are updated and new ones added. The following list shows the new and updated guidelines effective February 19, 2016.

Part 20 Construction, Excavation & Demolition

G20.75 Roof work – Fall protection
This guideline has been revised to provide further guidance on the use of toe-holds.

Part 26 Construction, Excavation & Demolition

G26.2-3 Multiple cuts — Mechanical falling
This new guideline is intended to provide information on using mechanical harvesters to fall trees using multiple cuts and the planning that is required before such cuts are made.