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Changes to OHS Regulation

2005 Policy Updates

The Prevention Manual contains policies of the WCB with respect to prevention matters under the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

Consequential policy amendments have been made to the Prevention Manual in response to changes to provisions in the Occupational Heath and Safety Regulation.

Amendments to Prevention Manual

  • R13.32-1 RE: Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms - Prior Permission
    [Effective January 1, 2005]

  • R24.83-1 RE: Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations - Fishing Operations - General Requirements - Access and Egress
    [Effective January 1, 2005]

Policies "retired" from the Prevention Manual

  • R12.56-1 Tools, Machinery and Equipment - Powder Actuated Tools - Tool Use (Non-Interchangeability of Fasteners and Cartridges
    [Retired December 31, 2004]

  • R13.13-1 Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms - Ladders - Special Purpose Ladders (Manholes or Wells)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R13.21-1 Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms - Scaffolds - General Requirements - Guardrails and Toeboards
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R13.93-1 Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms - Work Platforms Supported by a Crane or Hoist - Standards (Suspended Work Platforms)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R13.159-1 Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms - Suspended Powered Platforms - Permanent Powered Platforms (Use of Permanent Powered Platforms)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R14.53-1 Cranes and Hoists - Equipment Operation - High Voltage Electrical Conductors (Prevention of Contact by Tower Cranes)
    [Retired December 31, 2004]

  • R24.95-1 Fishing Operations - Controlled Products
    [Retired December 31, 2004]

  • R28.00-0 Agricultural Operations - Regulations Specifically Applicable to Agriculture
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.00-8.02-1 Agricultural Operations - Safe Working Load
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.00-8.38-1 RE: Agricultural Operations - Arrangement of Work Areas/Aisle Markings
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.00-8.44-1 Agricultural Operations - Illumination Requirements
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.00-8.48-1 Agricultural Operations - Acids, Caustics and Hot Materials - Personal Protective Equipment
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.00-8.54-1 Agricultural Operations - Removal of Waste Materials
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.1-1 Agricultural Operations - Definitions - "Slightly Toxic, Moderately Toxic, or Very Toxic Pesticide"
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.2-1 Agricultural Operations - Application - Scope of Application of Regulations
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.9-1 Agricultural Operations - Conditions of Places of Employment - Structures (Bridges and Culverts)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.13-1 Agricultural Operations - Conditions of Places of Employment - Excavations (Sloping, Shoring, Bracing)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.25-1 Agricultural Operations - Pesticides - General Requirement (Labeling and Use)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.26-1 Agricultural Operations - Pesticides - Mixing, Loading and Applying Pesticides (Qualifications of Workers)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.31-1 Agricultural Operations - Pesticides - Mixing, Loading and Applying Pesticides (Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.38-1 Agricultural Operations - Pesticides - Pesticide Application (Posting Warning Signs)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.45-1 Agricultural Operations - Pesticides - Pesticide Application (Washing Facilities for Field Workers)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.49-1 Agricultural Operations - Pesticides - Pesticide Application (Records)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.56/57/58-1 Agricultural Operations - Confined Spaces - Precautions Before Entry
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.69-1 Agricultural Operations - Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment - General Requirements (Moving Machinery and Electrical Contact Hazards)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.74-1 Agricultural Operations - Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment - Leg Protection (Chain Saw Operation)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.75-1 Agricultural Operations - Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment - Safety Headgear (Where Required)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.92-1 Agricultural Operations - Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment - Respiratory Protection (Air Purity)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.100-1 Agricultural Operations - Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment - Buoyancy Equipment (When Required)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.106-1 Agricultural Operations - Tools, Machinery and Equipment - Agricultural Tractors (ROPS)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.108/109/110/111-1 Agricultural Operations - Tools, Machinery and Equipment - Agricultural Tractors (Certification of ROPS)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.115-1 Agricultural Operations - Tools, Machinery and Equipment - Agricultural Tractors (Seat Belts)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.153-1 Agricultural Operations - Tools, Machinery and Equipment - Welding and Cutting (Shielding and Ventilation)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.154-1 Agricultural Operations - Tools, Machinery and Equipment - Welding and Cutting (Fire Extinguisher)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

  • R28.156-1 Agricultural Operations - Tools, Machinery and Equipment - Welding and Cutting (Protective Clothing and Equipment)
    [Retired January 1, 2005]

Policy Updates for 2004

Policy Updates for 2003 and 2002

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