Proposal

Consolidation of Accident Report Requirements under the OHSA

Regulation Number(s):
Regulation 851
Regulation 854
Regulation 855
Regulation 859
Ontario Regulation 67/93
Ontario Regulation 213/91
Ontario Regulation 629/94
Bill or Act:
Occupational Health and Safety Act
Summary of Proposal:
The Report and Notice Requirements are currently found in seven separate regulations covering industrial establishments, mines and mining plants, offshore oil and gas rigs, window cleaning operations, health care and residential facilities, construction projects, and diving operations. These workplaces currently have to provide detailed written reports and notices following certain events at a workplace (e.g. fatality, critical injury, lost-time injury, incident requiring medical attention, or claim of occupational illness).

Although the Report and Notice Requirements in the different regulations are generally similar, variances exist. The Ministry proposes revoking the Report and Notice Requirements prescribed in the seven regulations and consolidating and harmonizing them in a single regulation. There would be no substantive changes to the Report and Notice Requirements beyond those needed to harmonize the differences in the current requirements among the seven regulations. If approved, the proposed consolidated regulation would come into effect on July 1, 2011.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
11-MOL001
Posting Date:
January 7, 2011
Comments Due Date:
February 22, 2011
Contact Address:
Accident Report Consolidation Project
400 University Ave., 12th floor
Toronto, ON
M7A 1T7