OHS Compliance Calendar: Upcoming deadlines, regulatory changes and enforcement events you need to prepare for

Date Jurisdiction Deadline/Regulatory Change/Event
July 12 Federal New asbestos rules took effect
July 31 Alberta Deadline to comment on Alberta cannabis legalization plan
Aug. 1 Alberta New OHS safety regulations (Part 23) for flow piping systems at oil and gas facilities take effect
Sept. 1 Ontario MOL Residential Construction Blitz begins
Sept. 1 BC Deadline to comment on WorkSafeBC proposal to extend OEL review period from 1 to 3 years
Sept. 15 BC Deadline to comment on WorkSafeBC proposal to stop using projected total cost of permanent disability awards to calculate employers’ experience rating (ER)
Oct. 1 All jurisdictions Federal WHMIS compliance inspections begin (and continue thru Dec. 31)
Oct. 1 Ontario Deadline to provide fall protection training to workers exposed to vertical fall hazards at construction sites for employers with extensions
Oct. 1 Ontario MOL Fall Protection Blitz begins
Oct. 1 Ontario MOL Ladder Safety Blitz begins
Oct. 31 Québec New deadline for Advisory Committee to complete review of OELs for Annex 1 substances
Dec. 31 Manitoba Deadline for government to complete 5-year OHS laws review
Jan. 1 BC New OHS storage rack requirements take effect