Regulation - LGIC

2009 Ontario Electrical Safety Code

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Electricity Act, 1998
Summary of Decision:
The regulatory amendment to adopt the 2009 OESC was filed on December 19, 2008, and comes into effect on May 1, 2009.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
December 22, 2008
Summary of Proposal:
The Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) sets the minimum safety standards for safe electrical installations, products and equipment in Ontario. To ensure that the OESC reflects changes in technologies and responds to reports of electrical incidents, it is updated every three years. Ontario adopts the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) as one part of the OESC. The 2009 OESC contains 58 Ontario specific amendments to the national CEC. Adoption of the 2009 OESC enhances safety and provides business and users of the Code with clear and consistent rules. The 2009 OESC came into force in January 2009.
Contact Address:
Policy Branch
Ministry of Small Business and Consumer Services
5th Floor
777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M7A 2J3
Effective Date:
May 1, 2009