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New web page and resources for upcoming storage rack regulations

This is to update you on new storage rack regulations which will be coming into effect on January 1, 2018.

The new regulations will form Section 4.43.1 in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR)
Storage Racks, in Part 4: General Conditions and provide the requirements for employers to ensure the safety of their workers around storage racks.


Resources on the new regulations

Thanks to the Regulatory Practices team for developing a new guideline document that provides clarification and guidance on the following issues relating to the new storage rack regulations:


Types of storage racks that are included and excluded 

Competencies of the qualified person who installs and uninstalls storage racks

Competencies of the qualified person who inspects storage racks

Factors used to determine how frequently storage racks will be inspected by the qualified person

How to comply with respect to existing racks where the employer does not have the manufacturer’s instructions.

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