Regulation - LGIC

Consultation Paper on Extending the Scope of the Needle Safety Regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg. 474/07
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Occupational Health and Safety Act
Summary of Proposal:
The current regulation mandates the use of safety-engineered needles or needle-less systems in hospitals effective September 1, 2008. This consultation is on amending the regulation to extend these requirements to long-term care homes, designated psychiatric facilities, laboratories, and specimen collection centres.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
June 2, 2008
Comments Due Date:
July 11, 2008
Contact Address:
Health and Safety Policy and Program Development Branch
Ontario Ministry of Labour
12th Floor, 400 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1T7