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

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 OHS COMPLIANCE CALENDAR
Date Jurisdiction Deadline/Regulatory Change/Event
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. 1 Manitoba Deadline to extend indoor smoking ban to e cigarettes
Oct. 2 BC New liquid petroleum spill response regulations take effect
Oct. 16 Alberta Deadline to comment on MOL discussion paper reviewing current OHS laws and how they should be changed
Oct. 20 Prince Edward Island Deadline to comment on province’s proposed Climate Change Action Plan
Oct. 25 Northwest Territories & Nunavut Deadline to comment on WSCC’s proposed new PTSD policy
Oct. 25 Northwest Territories & Nunavut Deadline to comment on proposed changes to WSCC vocational rehab policies
Oct. 31 Québec Deadline for Advisory Committee to complete review of OELs for Annex 1 substances
Nov. 10 New Brunswick Deadline to comment on proposed WorkSafeNB changes to privacy and personal information security policy
Nov. 10 New Brunswick Deadline to comment on proposed WorkSafeNB changes to business continuity management policy
Nov. 20 New Brunswick Deadline to comment on proposed DOE 10-year drinking water management strategy
Dec. 31 Manitoba Deadline for government to complete 5-year OHS laws review
Jan. 1 BC New OHS storage rack requirements take effect
Jan. 1 Ontario New OELs for 21 substances take effect
Jan. 1 Ontario New WSIB policy on coverage of chronic mental stress injury takes effect
Jan. 12 BC Deadline to comment on WorkSafeBC shoulder dislocation policy changes
Jan. 15 Ontario Start of new MOL Blitz on machine guarding and electrical hazards at industrial sites
Jan. 27 Federal Deadline to comment on Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission nuclear emergency response planning proposal
Feb. 1 Ontario Start of new MOL Blitz on PPE and high-visibility clothing at mining sites