Feb. 1: Changes to OHS Regulations Took Effect

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Amendments to the following parts of the OHS Regulation took effect on Feb. 1, 2011:

  • Part 1 (definition of qualified registered professional)
  • Part 4 (definition of late night hours)
  • Parts 4 and 26 (avalanches)
  • Parts 1, 4 and 20 (notification of utilities)
  • Part 4 (wire rope guardrails and prior approval)
  • Part 8 (leg protection)
  • Parts 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 23 and 31 (respirator protection factors)
  • Part 9 (alternate procedures)
  • Part 12 (swing arm restraint)
  • Part 13 (swing stages and prior permission)
  • Part 15 (standards for slings)
  • Part 16 (warning signal device)
  • Part 19 (minimum clearance—electrical safety)
  • Parts 5, 6 and 30 (biohazardous agents).