On July 1 2016 a new Ontario Construction Regulation came into effect that requires employers to test the airborne concentrations of Carbon Monoxide (CO) in any excavation, building or other enclosed structure in which an internal combustion engine is operated (Ont. Reg. 213/91 47(3)). This new requirement is a huge step forward to help us identify hazardous CO situations and take corrective action to protect our health and safety. Please see our FINISHING NEWS Summer edition on this topic for more information.
Through the safety leadership of the CFLRA Board of Directors, $60,000 has been allocated for the purchase of Carbon Monoxide monitors to equip CFLRA employers across Ontario with this new safety technology (packaging and delivery is underway).
Please remember that it is always essential to have an adequate supply of fresh air for combustion and adequate natural or mechanical ventilation to ensure exhaust gases and fumes will not accumulate in our work space.
Be safe out there !