Legislative roundup: Changes in OHS laws and regulations from West to East

B.C.'s crane operator certification deadline approaching • New standards for firefighters’ protective equipment in Ontario • Sheet metal trade amendment in Ontario • New fall protection regulations in New Brunswick • Nova Scotia's maximum insurable and assessable earnings announced • Yukon's WCHSB rates reduced • Comment deadline extended for OHS regulations in Northwest Territories/Nunavut


Crane operator certification deadline approaching

As of Feb. 28, 2011, all crane operators must be certified in British Columbia. The B.C. Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) requires all operators of cranes to carry a valid operator’s certificate proving competency. All boom, tower and mobile crane operators in B.C. have until the end of February to obtain a certificate or register with the B.C. Association for Crane Safety to show they are in the process. Certification became an additional requirement for crane operators under changes to the OSHR in 2007. The CraneSafe Certification system has been developed by  BC Association for Crane Safety (BCACS) and WorkSafeBC and is available through Fulford Harbour Group. The assessment fee is $750.

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