2010 Consultation on the proposal to adopt new or revised occupational exposure limits or listings for hazardous chemical substances
Bill or Act:
The Occupational Health and Safety Act
Summary of Decision:
Changes to the occupational exposure limits (OELs) in Regulation 833 and O. Reg 490/09 have been made by O.Reg. 149/12 and O. Reg. 148/12.
The proposals included in the Ministry's 2010 and 2011 consultation documents have been adopted other than the Ministry's proposal for the substance hydrogen sulfide which remains under review.
In addition to the changes to the OELs noted above, a few administrative/technical housekeeping changes have also been made:
-A correction in the temperature units from Celsius to Fahrenheit in one of the listings for Stoddard Solvent.
-The adoption of the asbestos fibre criteria for measurement set by ACGIH.
-Reinstatement of the Provincial Physician's powers to designate other physicians to retain certain records in O. Reg. 490/09 which were removed in error.
The changes to Regulation 833 and O. Reg. 490/09 will take effect January 1, 2013, with the exception of the reinstatement of the Provincial Physician's designation powers, which came into force on filing.
July 19, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
Consultation on the proposal to adopt new occupational exposure limits (OELs) or listings for hazardous chemical substances in Ontario
OEL Update Project:
Ontario Ministry of Labour
12th Floor - 400 University Avenue
January 1, 2013