July 1, 2016: New Drill Rig Requirements to Take Effect
Ontario passed amendments under the OHS Act that add new requirements for operating rotary foundation drill rigs, which are used for boring holes in soil to install foundations or earth retention structures. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2016, to give industry time to comply with the new requirements for:
- Technical and operational safety measures and procedures
- Mandatory drill rig operator training and certification.