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Occupational Health and Safety Act


Farming Operations

Historical version for the period December 10, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Last amendment: O. Reg. 385/15.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Application of Act to farming operations

1. Subject to the limitations and conditions set out in this Regulation, the Act applies to farming operations. O. Reg. 414/05, s. 1.


2. Despite section 1, the Act does not apply to a farming operation operated by a self-employed person without any workers. O. Reg. 414/05, s. 2.

Limitations, joint health and safety committees

3. (1) Despite section 1, subsection 9 (2) of the Act applies only to farming operations where 20 or more workers are regularly employed and have duties that include performing work related to one or more of the operations specified in subsection (2). O. Reg. 414/05, s. 3 (1).

(2) The following are the operations referred to in subsection (1):

1. Mushroom farming.

2. Greenhouse farming.

3. Dairy farming.

4. Hog farming.

5. Cattle farming.

6. Poultry farming. O. Reg. 414/05, s. 3 (2).

(3) Despite section 1, where a joint health and safety committee is required at a farming operation, the requirement for certified members set out in subsection 9 (12) of the Act applies to that farming operation only if 50 or more workers are regularly employed at it. O. Reg. 414/05, s. 3 (3).

Application of certain regulations

4. (1) Despite section 1 and subject to subsection (2), the regulations made under the Act do not apply to farming operations. O. Reg. 414/05, s. 4 (1).

(2) The following regulations apply to farming operations:

1. Regulation 834 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (Critical Injury — Defined) made under the Act.

2. Ontario Regulation 297/13 (Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training) made under the Act.

3. Revoked: O. Reg. 90/13, s. 1 (2).

Note: On July 1, 2016, the day Ontario Regulation 381/15 comes into force, subsection 4 (2) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following paragraph: (See: O. Reg. 385/15, s. 1)

3. Ontario Regulation 381/15 made under the Act.

O. Reg. 414/05, s. 4 (2); O. Reg. 90/13, s. 1; O. Reg. 298/13, s. 1.

5. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation). O. Reg. 414/05, s. 5.