Proposal to Modernize Regulatory Requirements for Part VII - Notices under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Occupational Health and Safety Act
Summary of Decision:
A new regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) will come into effect on July 1, 2021. Ontario Regulation 420 / 21 - Notices and Reports under Sections 51 to 53.1 of the Act - Fatalities, Critical Injuries, Occupational Illnesses and Other Incidents incorporates the critical injury definition and streamlines reporting requirements into a single regulation that applies to all workplaces covered under the OHSA.
Consequentially, Regulation 834 (Critical Injury - Defined) is revoked and the following regulations under the OHSA are amended:
O. Reg. 414/05 (Farming Operations)
- Amending regulation: O. Reg. 429/21: FARMING OPERATIONS
O. Reg. 213/91 (Construction Projects)
- Amending regulation: O. Reg. 426/21: CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
O. Reg. 67/93 (Health Care and Residential Facilities)
- Amending regulation: O. Reg. 427/21: HEALTH CARE AND RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES
O. Reg. 629/94 (Diving Operations)
- Amending regulation: O. Reg. 428/21: DIVING OPERATIONS
Regulation 851 (Industrial Establishments)
- Amending regulation: O. Reg. 421/21: INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS
Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants)
- Amending regulation: O. Reg. 422/21: MINES AND MINING PLANTS
Regulation 855 (Oil and Gas - Offshore)
- Amending regulation: O. Reg. 423/21: OIL AND GAS - OFFSHORE
Regulation 861 (X-Ray Safety)
- Amending regulation: O. Reg. 425/21: X-RAY SAFETY
Regulation 859 (Window Cleaning)
- Amending regulation: Amending regulation: O. Reg. 424/21: WINDOW CLEANING
The changes will also come into effect on July 1, 2021.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
Based on the Regulatory Cost Calculator, this initiative is estimated to result in cost savings of $3.65M in administrative costs for employers.
December 18, 2020
Summary of Proposal:
All workplaces covered by the OHSA are required to provide notice and reports to the MLTSD and/or other specified workplace parties (such as the Joint Health and Safety Committee) of any fatalities, critical injuries, occupational illnesses and other prescribed incidents or occurrences at the workplace (Part VII - Notices: Sections 51 to 53.1, OHSA).
To assist employers in meeting their obligations under Part VII - Notices of the OHSA, the MLTSD is proposing to streamline the prescribed written reporting requirements into a single regulation that would apply to all workplaces covered under the OHSA.
OHSA Incident Reporting Project
Health, Safety and Insurance Policy Branch
Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
400 University Avenue, 14th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 1T7
July 1, 2021