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Pre Start Health & Safety Reviews


Under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Section 7 of the Regulations for Industrial Establishments requires owners or employers to conduct a Pre Start Health and Safety Review prior to start up of hazardous equipment or processes. Failure to comply with conducting a Pre Start Health and Safety Review could result in serious injuries, damage to equipment and is a contravention of the OHSA by a corporation, punishable by a fine upon conviction up to $500,000.

So if you are planning to install or make modifications to equipment or processes involving any of the following:

  • Safeguarding devices or interlocks
  • Flammable liquids or explosive dusts
  • Lifting or hoisting equipment
  • Racking or stacking structures
  • Toxic substances

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be required by law to conduct a Pre-Start Health and Safety Review (PSHSR).

A Pre-Start Health & Safety Review Will Be Conducted By A Competent Safety Professional and Approved By A Professional Engineer.


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