October 28 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 as at October 28, 2015.

OHS Regulation

Part 8 Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment

G8.17(2) Face protection – Alternate standards
This guideline has been revised to accept the 2010 ANSI standard as an alternative.

Part 14 Cranes and Hoists

G14.34 Operator qualifications and competencies – New!
This new guideline describes the qualifications that must be held and the competencies that must be demonstrated before a person is permitted to operate lifting/hoisting equipment.