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ontario regulation 155/04

made under the

occupational health and safety act

Made: June 2, 2004
Filed: June 3, 2004
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: June 19, 2004

Amending O. Reg. 629/94

(Diving Operations)

1. Clause 2 (2) (a) of Ontario Regulation 629/94 is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) recreational diving, including any diving operation whose purpose is to train people for recreational diving;

2. Section 3 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Method of Giving Notice to Ministry

3. (1) When this Regulation requires written notice to the Ministry, the notice shall be given,

(a) by delivering it to the Diving Notice Address; or

(b) by sending it by fax using the Diving Notice Fax Number.

(2) When this Regulation requires oral notice to the Ministry, the notice shall be given,

(a) by telephoning the Diving Notice Telephone Number; or

(b) by sending the notice to the Ministry by other electronic means that are acceptable to the Ministry.

(3) The Diving Notice Address, the Diving Notice Fax Number, the Diving Notice Telephone Number and instructions for sending notices in accordance with clause (2) (b) may be obtained from any Director.

3. The Regulation is amended by adding the following section after the heading “Duties of Employers, Constructors and Owners”:

4.1 (1) In this section,

“Standard” means CSA Standard Z275.4-02  “Competency Standard for Diving Operations”.

(2) An employer shall ensure that all persons who participate in a diving operation are trained to a level of competency equal to or exceeding the competency requirement of the Standard that applies to the type of diving operation being participated in.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2) and despite Clause 1.6 of the Standard, the Standard applies to scientific diving as defined in Clause 2.1 of the Standard.

4. Subsection 23 (4) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “the Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations, Technical Standards Division” and substituting “the Technical Standards and Safety Authority”.