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.
Workers can be at risk of hazards when working around vehicles and mobile construction equipment at construction projects. These hazards can result in serious injuries, and even death, to workers.
Incidents can be prevented by ensuring:
Employers are responsible for protecting workers from hazards arising from the operation of vehicles and mobile construction equipment at construction projects.
Some of the hazards workers could be exposed to include:
In 2014, six workers died at Ontario construction projects after being struck by a vehicle or mobile construction equipment. Of those, two workers were killed by vehicles they were directing.
Employers have a number of duties and responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the Regulations for Construction Projects (O. Reg. 213/91).
Below are some examples of employers’ duties:
Below are some examples of supervisors’ duties:
Below are some examples of workers’ duties:
Employers, supervisors and trainers should encourage workers to communicate any questions or concerns they may have about vehicle and mobile equipment hazards. Supervisors or others involved in training workers should be familiar with any health and safety concerns faced by the workers.
Call 1-877-202-0008 any time to report critical injuries, fatalities or work refusals. Call 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, for general inquiries about workplace health and safety.
Always call 911 in an emergency.
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.