Mines and Mining Plants Regulatory Amendment Proposal
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Occupational Health and Safety Act
Summary of Decision:
Amendments to the following provisions of Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) have been approved:
Changes to the electrical requirements for working on energized equipment and electrical locking and tagging which were recommended by the Mining Legislative Review Committee;
Strengthening and improving requirements regarding high visibility safety apparel (an issue raised in the Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review Interim Report),
Updating references to certain standards, legislation or agencies,
Updating terminology and clarifying certain requirements, and
Gradually changing the fees payable for rope testing performed by the Materials Testing Laboratory over a three year period.
The amendments will come into force January 1, 2016, except for the new requirements for high visibility safety apparel which will come into force on July 1, 2016.
Although proposed changes to conveyor requirements and to South African Bureau of Standards were considered as part of the Ministry's consultation paper, no changes have been made to these provisions at this time.
December 16, 2014
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;
Strengthen and improve requirements regarding high visibility safety apparel, an issue raised in the Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review Interim Report;
Update references to certain standards, legislation or agencies;
Update terminology and clarify certain requirements; and
Gradually change the fees payable for rope testing performed by the Materials Testing Laboratory.
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.
Proposed Mining Regulation Amendment Project
Health and Safety Policy Branch
Ministry of Labour
400 University Avenue, 12th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 1T7
January 1, 2016