Proposal to Recognize Alternative Fall Protection Training


In Ontario, workers who are required to use certain fall protection equipment on construction projects must complete Working at Heights (WAH) training approved by the Chief Prevention Officer. These requirements are set out in the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O. Reg. 297/13), made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.


The ministry is proposing to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation to recognize fall protection training from Newfoundland and Labrador in addition to Ontario’s working at heights training, and to expand the existing exemption for auto manufacturers and assemblers slightly by including a limited number of additional workplaces.

For more information on the proposal please visit the Government of Ontario’s Regulatory Registry: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=34807&language=en. The consultation closes on November 20, 2020.

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