Mines and Mining Plants Regulatory Amendment Proposal
Bill or Act:
Occupational Health and Safety Act
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Labour is proposing various amendments to Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. If approved, the proposed amendments would:
• Implement recommendations made by the Mining Legislative Review Committee;
• Implement recommendations from the Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review Final Report regarding risk assessments and requirements for certain high hazards, including water management, traffic management and recording of seismic events;
• Update training requirements for surface diamond drill operations to reflect changes to the modular training program made by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU); and
• Amend miscellaneous requirements to update terminology and certain industry standards and/or clarify certain requirements.
In addition, the proposal, if approved, would make corrections to and incorporate explicit references to appropriate workplace parties in the offences listed under Schedule 68 of Regulation 950 under the Provincial Offences Act.
See links below for more information on this proposal.
Notice to Consultation Participants:
Personal information collected during this consultation is under the authority of Section 70 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and is in compliance with section 38 (2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that your comments, submissions, identity and organizational affiliation will become part of the public record and may be released during or following the consultation process.
November 25, 2015
Comments Due Date:
January 15, 2016
Health and Safety Policy Branch
Ministry of Labour
400 University Avenue, 12th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 1T7