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SIGNALLER VS TRAFFIC CONTROL PERSON

An Ottawa area Employer was fined $90,000 after a Worker received critical injuries as a result of being struck by equipment reversing without the aid of a qualified signaller in 2018.

 

As required by the OHSA and Regulations, any time the operator's view of the path is obstructed, a Signaller or Traffic Control Person (TCP) is required.  But what is the difference?

 

The easiest way to understand the difference is that a Signaller is someone who assists operators of equipment or moving vehicles on private property, such as a construction site.  A Traffic Control Person (TCP) is someone who conducts traffic control and/or direction on a public roadway and must comply with the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

 

It is vital for everyone's safety that a Signaller or TCP be used.  Equally important is ensuring that Workers receive qualified training by a recognized and accredited training organization.  The liability for Employers and Supervisors is significant.  Make safety training top priority!

 

For more information on Traffic Safety training please contact us at: info@totalsafetymanagement.ca.

 

Source: NewsOntario.ca

 


Don't wait until it's too late.  Be proactive.  Think ahead.  Be safe.

 

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