Workman's Health and Safety Regulations in Ontario have the following requirements.
Registration and Notices
5. (1) Before beginning work at a project, each constructor and employer engaged in construction shall complete an approved registration form. O. Reg. 145/00, s. 3.
(2) The constructor shall ensure that,
(a) each employer at the project provides to the constructor a completed approved registration form; and
(b) a copy of the employer’s completed form is kept at the project while the employer is working there. O. Reg. 145/00, s. 3.
6. (1) This section applies with respect to a project if,
(a) the total cost of labour and materials for the project is expected to exceed $50,000;
(b) the work is the erection or structural alteration of a building more than two storeys or more than 7.5 metres high;
© the work is the demolition of a building at least four metres high with a floor area of at least thirty square metres;
(d) the work is the erection, structural alteration or structural repair of a bridge, an earth-retaining structure or a water-retaining structure more than three metres high or of a silo, chimney or a similar structure more than 7.5 metres high;
(e) work in compressed air is to be done at the project;
(f) a tunnel, caisson, cofferdam or well into which a person may enter is to be constructed at the project;
(g) a trench into which a person may enter is to be excavated at the project and the trench is more than 300 metres long or more than 1.2metres deep and over thirty metres long; or
(h) a part of the permanent or temporary work is required by this Regulation to be designed by a professional engineer. O. Reg. 213/91,s. 6 (1).
(2) The constructor shall comply with subsection (3) or (4) before beginning work at the project. O. Reg.145/00, s. 4.
(3) The constructor shall complete an approved notification form and file it at the Ministry office located nearest to the project. O. Reg. 145/00, s. 4.
(4) If the constructor believes that the work at the project will not take more than 14 days, the constructor may provide the relevant information to an inspector at the Ministry office located nearest to the project,
(a) by faxing the completed form to the inspector; or
(b) by providing the information that would be required to complete the form to the inspector by telephone. O. Reg. 145/00,s. 4.
(5) Despite subsection (2), the constructor may begin work at a project before complying with subsection (3) or (4) if the following conditions are met:
1. It is necessary to do the work immediately to prevent injury to people or damage to property.
2. Before beginning the work, the constructor gives an inspector notice of the information required in the form by telephone or fax.O. Reg. 145/00, s. 4.
(6) The constructor shall keep the completed notification form posted in a conspicuous place at the project or available at the project for review by an inspector. O. Reg. 145/00, s. 4.
(7) Revoked: O. Reg. 145/00, s. 4.
7. If section 6 does not apply to a project but the project includes work on a trench more than 1.2 metres deep into which a worker may enter, the constructor shall, before any work at the project is begun, give notice in person, by telephone or by fax to the Ministry office located nearest to the project. O. Reg. 145/00, s. 5.
- [http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/forms/index.php|Forms Page of the Ontario Ministry of Labour]