Proposed Amendments to the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation (OHSR) Part 18, Traffic Control, and Part 26, Forestry Operations

Thousands of our members are involved in roadside work including traffic control operations, working as Traffic Control Persons (TCPs), workers who are involved in road maintenance and construction, and workers who are responsible for traffic enforcement.

Part 26 is being amended to include proposed new regulations applicable to arborists and arboricultural work. As recognized in the WCB’s explanatory notes, arboricultural work can be dangerous with the potential for serious injury or death. The intent of the proposed amendments is to address the regulatory gaps in order to cover the range of work activities undertaken by arborists.

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