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Notice of Amendments to Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants)

  • Issued: September 1, 2015
  • Content last reviewed: September 2015

Amendments to various provisions of Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) have been approved. The amendments include:

  • Changes to the electrical requirements for working on energized equipment and electrical locking and tagging which were recommended by the Mining Legislative Review Committee;
  • Strengthening and improving requirements regarding high visibility safety apparel (an issue raised in the Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review Interim Report),
  • Updating references to certain standards, legislation or agencies,
  • Updating terminology and clarifying certain requirements, and
  • Gradually changing the fees payable for rope testing performed by the Materials Testing Laboratory over a three year period.

Most of the amendments will come into force January 1, 2016. New requirements for high visibility safety apparel will come into force on July 1, 2016.

The amending regulation is now available in the Source Law section of the e-Laws website. It is expected that the amendments will be consolidated into the e-Laws version of Regulation 854 in the near future.

For more information regarding fees payable to the MTL, please visit the Materials Testing Laboratory Fees page.