The Ontario Ministry of Labour is proposing that all Ontario workers be protected from excess noise in the workplace.
Currently, the regulations for Industrial Establishments, Mines and Mining Plants and Oil and Gas-Offshore include noise-protection provisions. However, many Ontario workplaces are not covered by those regulations.
The MOL says that examples of Ontario workers that are not currently covered by noise-protection requirements in the existing regulations, are those in health care facilities, schools, farming operations, fire services, police services and amusement parks.
The MOL has also released a proposal to introduce noise protection requirements for Ontario construction workers.
Comments on the proposal are due on December 29, 2014.
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