April 4: Confined Space Requirements Consolidated
Amendments to consolidate all confined space regulatory requirements under the OHS Act into one regulation were approved. As a result, as of July 1, 2011, O. Reg. 632/05 (Confined Spaces) will apply to industrial establishments, construction projects, healthcare and residential facilities, and mines and mining plants. The consolidation of the confined spaces requirements isn’t intended to significantly affect existing worker protections or employer obligations regarding confined spaces.