Update Ontario Regulation 366/09 – Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices

December 19, 2017  Reference: Ontario Regulation 366/09 – Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices

Dear Members;
On December 12, 2017 Ontario Regulation 366/09 Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices was amended, extending the existing exemptions for the use of 2-way radios for an additional 3 years until January 1, 2021.
The loss of exemptions for the use of this equipment, which was scheduled to expire on December 31, 2017, would have had significant detrimental impact on most municipal operations.
The 3 year extension will afford our members the opportunity to investigate viable alternatives.
The MEOA views this as the result of MEOA Member feedback and participation in stakeholder meetings with the MTO and will continue to support the direction of permanent exemptions for municipal and utility operations.

The amended regulations may be found at;
https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r17475.
https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/090366

Thank You
Stephen Sinclair
MEOA-Director of Fleet Safety & Compliance