New Training and Safety Requirements for Drill Rig Operators
Published on: 11/12/2015
On December 9, the Ministry of Labour implemented Ontario Regulation 345/15, dealing with new training and safety requirements for Drill Rig Operators under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) in the province. The new rules require mandatory operator training and certification, as well as modified technical and operational safety measures and procedures. These changes will take effect July 1, 2016. These changes are part of a larger, omnibus regulatory change proposal to the OHSA that was issued in November 2014, but had yet to be operationalized.
Of particular note in this regulation, is section 156.8 which requires that any worker operating a drill rig with an effective torque equal to or greater than 50 kilonewton metres is required to have a certificate of qualification or written proof of training from the Ontario College of Trades.
A copy of the new regulatory requirements have been attached to this bulletin for ease of reference.
If you have any questions or comments about these new requirements, please contact contact Patrick McManus (905-629-7766 ext. 222 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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