Motor Vehicle Incidents
This reference document is intended to help Ontario mining operations in the development of their traffic management programs, including conducting risk assessments for mobile equipment hazards as well as managing the risks associated with the identified hazards.
The results of the Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review (MHSPR) completed in early 2016 identified mobile equipment hazards as one of the main causes of underground injuries and fatalities in Ontario’s hard rock mines. These resources are also designed to help workplace parties understand their obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and regulations pertaining to mobile equipment.
On January 1, 2017, Sections 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3 of Regulation 854 came into force with new provisions providing the framework for the implementation of risk assessments and management in Ontario’s mines and mining plants, including hazards associated with mobile equipment.