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
Nov. 1 New Brunswick Tougher penalties for impaired driving take effect
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. 1 Prince Edward Island Deadline to comment on WCB proposal to revise and  increase travel and meal allowances for out-of-province medical treatment
Dec. 2 Alberta Deadline to comment on Climate Change Office proposal to limit oil sands emissions to 100 megatonnes per year
Dec. 7 New Brunswick Deadline to comment onTask Force discussion paper on fiscal condition, transparency and overall effectiveness of province’s worker’s comp system
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 or revised 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. 15 Alberta Deadline to comment on proposed new OHS requirements for farms and ranches
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