The Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) works with employers and workers inOntario to prevent occupational injury and illness. We serve the aggregates, construction,electrical, pipeline, ready-mix concrete, transportation, and utilities industries.IHSA was founded in January 2010 by amalgamating the Construction Safety Association ofOntario, the Electrical & Utilities Safety Association of Ontario, and the Transportation Healthand Safety Association of Ontario.We are committed to helping prevent occupational injury and illness in Ontario. We offer awide range of training programs, consulting services, and health and safety resources. Visit
to find out what IHSA can do for you.The contents contained in this publication are for general information only. This publicationshould not be regarded or relied upon as a definitive guide to government regulations or tosafety practices and procedures. The contents of this publication were, to the best of ourknowledge, current at the time of printing. However, no representations of any kind are madewith regard to the accuracy, completeness or sufficiency of the contents. The appropriateregulations and statutes should be consulted. Readers should not act on the informationcontained herein without seeking specific independent legal advice on their specificcircumstance. Infrastructure Health and Safety Association is pleased to answer individualrequests for counselling and advice.
©, Infrastructure Health & Safety Association, 2010All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, orstored in any material form, without the express written permission of the copyright owner.ISBN-13: 978-0-919465-54-1New edition 2003Revised February 2004Revised December 2004Revised September 2006Revised May 2007Revised April 2008Revised, November 2010Second printing, May 2011
The Infrastructure Health & Safety Association thanks the members of the Labour-Management Health and Safety Committees who contributed their knowledge, experience,and time in preparing this manual.
This revised edition includes updated information on required training, head protection, rigging, and utilitylocates, as well as corrections to the previous edition.