On March 29, the government of Ontario filed amendments to Regulation 632/05 – which is not even scheduled to come into force until July 1, 2011. The newly introduced regulation (O. Reg. 95/11) consolidates the confined space requirements already found in other regulations into the upcoming Regulation 632/05. This affects specific rules already in effect for mines and mining plants, healthcare and residential facilities, industrial establishments, and construction projects.
However, the amended Regulation 632/05 maintains the distinction between confined spaces provisions for construction projects and those that apply in other workplaces.
Contact Workplace Health and Safety Network for any assistance required in preparing for the new rules.
Posted by Paul Harris