124 (1) The employer must, in order to address identified and assessed hazards, including ergonomics-related hazards, take preventive measures to address the assessed hazard in the following order of priority:
(a) the elimination of the hazard, including by way of engineering controls which may involve mechanical aids, equipment design or redesign that take into account the physical attributes of the employee;
(b) the reduction of the hazard, including isolating it;
(c) the provision of personal protection equipment, clothing, devices or materials; and
(d) administrative procedures respecting, among other things, work permits issued under Part 13, the management of hazard exposure and recovery periods and the management of work patterns and methods.
(2) As part of the preventive measures, the employer must develop and implement a preventive maintenance program in order to avoid failures that could result in a hazard to employees.
(3) The employer must ensure that any preventive measure must not in itself create a hazard and must take into account the effects on the work place.
(4) The preventive measures must include steps to address
(a) the hazard prevention program implemented in accordance with this Part to prevent hazards applicable to the employee, including the hazard identification and assessment methodology and the preventive measures taken by the employer;
(b) the nature of the work place and the hazards associated with it;
(c) the employee’s duty to report under paragraphs 126(1)(g) and (h) of the Act and under section 275; and
(d) an overview of the Act and these Regulations.
(2) The employer must provide an employee with education
(3) The employer must review the employee education program, and, if necessary, revise it
(4) Each time an employee is provided with education, the employee must acknowledge in writing that they received it and the employer must acknowledge in writing that they provided it.
(5) The employer must keep, in paper or electronic form, records of the education that each employee is provided with for a period of two years after the day on which the employee ceases to be exposed to a hazard.
(2) The evaluation of the effectiveness of the prevention program must be based on the following documents and information:
(a) conditions related to the work place and the activities of the employees;
(b) any work place inspection reports;
(c) any hazardous occurrence investigation reports;
(d) any safety audits;
(e) first aid records and any injury statistics, including records and statistics relating to ergonomics-related first aid and injuries;
(f) any observations of the policy and work place committees, or the health and safety representative, on the effectiveness of the prevention program; and
(g) any other relevant information.
Reports and Records
(2) The employer must keep every program evaluation report for a period of six years after the day on which the report is prepared and make it readily available for examination for that period.
PART 8Diving Operations
PART 9Persons Transfer Apparatus
129 The following definitions apply in this Part.
- boatswain’s chair
boatswain’s chair means a single-point adjustable suspension scaffold consisting of a seat or sling designed to accommodate one employee in a sitting position. (chaise de gabier)
- persons transfer apparatus
persons transfer apparatus includes a platform, bucket, landing boom or basket or boatswain’s chair designed specifically for the purpose of transporting, lifting, moving and positioning persons. (appareil de transbordement de personnes)
130 This Part applies to every persons transfer apparatus used for the purpose of carrying persons on board a vessel, and every safety device attached to that apparatus.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the applicable standard for
(a) elevators, dumbwaiters and escalators is ASME A17.1-2007/CSA B44-07, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, and CSA Standard CAN/CSA-B44.1/ASME-A17.5-04, Elevator and Escalator Electrical Equipment;
(b) manlifts is CSA Standard CAN/CSA-B311-02, Safety Code for Manlifts;
(c) personnel hoists is CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z185-M87 (R2006), Safety Code for Personnel Hoists;
(d) lifts for persons with physical disabilities is CSA Standard CAN/CSA B355-00 (R2005), Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities;
(e) descent control devices is CSA Standard Z259.3-99 (R2004), Descent Control Devices; and
(f) landing booms is the most recent edition of The Seaway Handbook, issued by St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation.
Use and Operation
(2) A persons transfer apparatus must not be used or placed in service while any safety device attached to it is inoperative.
(3) A safety device attached to a persons transfer apparatus must not be altered, interfered with or rendered inoperative.
(4) Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply in respect of a persons transfer apparatus or a safety device that is being inspected, tested, repaired or maintained by a qualified person.
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