Update on COHS Fall Protection Regulations

In recent weeks, STAC has received several requests to provide an update on the proposed changes to the fall protection section of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety (COHS) Regulations.

On August 30, STAC was told that Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) – formerly Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) – received a large number of submissions as part of its consultation on the proposed regulations, and that the department is now in the process of reviewing the comments provided. This includes STAC’s submission (available here or here).

ESDC also said that the department will be contacting each individual organization that provided a submission, likely in the new year, and that target release of the final regulations is currently slated for late winter 2018.

In the meantime, STAC will continue to provide updates on this topic as requested or as pertinent information becomes available.