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.
Only authorized personnel are allowed entry to the confined space, in accordance with the procedures identified in the plan.
The employer or constructor, as the case may be, must ensure that measures and procedures are put in place to adequately secure each entrance to the confined space against unauthorized or accidental entry. These measures and procedures may include, but are not limited to, adequate barricades, adequate warning signs, or any combination thereof. In addition, while workers are in a confined space, there is a requirement for an attendant who should have control over access.
In some circumstances, use of signs is not practical, such as for every manhole and grate. A tool is usually required for removal of the cover, and therefore, it would likely be considered secure against entry.
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Disclaimer: This web resource has been prepared to assist the workplace parties in understanding some of their obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the regulations. It is not intended to replace the OHSA or the regulations and reference should always be made to the official version of the legislation.
It is the responsibility of the workplace parties to ensure compliance with the legislation. This web resource does not constitute legal advice. If you require assistance with respect to the interpretation of the legislation and its potential application in specific circumstances, please contact your legal counsel.
While this web resource will also be available to Ministry of Labour inspectors, they will apply and enforce the OHSA and its regulations based on the facts as they may find them in the workplace. This web resource does not affect their enforcement discretion in any way.