Legislative Updates effective January 2024

Ontario has updated various crane-related provisions of O. Reg. 213/91 (Construction Projects) to improve crane safety on construction sites. Other requirements, including those that may require equipment upgrades, will come into force on January 1, 2025, to provide stakeholders with additional time to comply. Changes to O. Reg. 420/21 (Notices and Reports under Sections 51 to 53.1 of the Act – Fatalities, Critical Injuries, Occupational Illnesses and Other Incidents) have also been approved. The amendments will add a new requirement for the ministry to be notified of a failure to control a crane or a load, including any rigging failure, and for an engineer’s report on the cause of the incident.

Technical guidelines on requirements for cranes on construction projects.

If you function as an employer, constructor, owner, or crane supplier, it is advisable to review the guidelines outlining specific requirements in Ontario Regulation 213/91, Construction Projects (referred to as the Construction Regulation). These guidelines pertain to both tower cranes and other types of cranes. Visit the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development website for more information.