The new Ontario ‘Working at Heights’ legislation looks to be enacted around the June, 2014 timeframe in the Ontario ‘Construction’ regulation 213/91. There will be a 2 year grandfather grace period for compliance attached. (anyone after May 31, 2016 must have the new ‘Working at Heights’ standard which will include a 3 year renewal. That, in itself, is a big change as the original ‘Fall Protection’ record of training (ROT) was non-renewable.)
Excerpt from the OH&S Canada Magazine
The failure to develop and implement safety procedures and devices to protect workers from a run of muck has landed Sherritt International Corporation, operating as Canada Talc, a $285,000 fine.
Excerpt from the Government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’
Cascades Canada ULC, a multinational packaging and tissue company operating as Cascade Tissue Group – Toronto, was fined $80,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.