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Foundation Drilling Equipment

  • Content last reviewed: July 2012

Disclaimer: This resource has been prepared to help the workplace parties understand some of their obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and regulations. It is not legal advice. It is not intended to replace the OHSA or the regulations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE SEE FULL DISCLAIMER

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) enforces the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), which includes enforcing the requirement that employers ensure workers are trained in the safe operation of equipment, such as foundation drilling equipment. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) is consulting with relevant stakeholders to develop training recommendations for drill rig operators and consider whether or not training requirements should be mandatory.

During this time, the MOL will continue to work with stakeholders to ensure workers’ health and safety is protected. The duties for employers remain unchanged at this time and where Ontario regulations require specific trade certification (i.e. hoisting engineer), MOL will be enforcing these requirements on construction projects as appropriate.

For more information, see the MTCU news bulletin that was issued in April announcing the stakeholder consultations:

  • Safety of Ontario Workers a Top Priority: Training Supports A Safe Workplace

This page will be updated to reflect any additional enforcement decisions with respect to MTCU training requirements.