Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/86-304)

Regulations are current to 2015-10-27 and last amended on 2015-09-14. Previous Versions



 In this Part,


“ARI” means the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute of the United States; (ARI)

“Canadian Plumbing Code”

“Canadian Plumbing Code” means the Canadian Plumbing Code, 1985; (Code canadien de la plomberie)

“field accommodation”

“field accommodation” means fixed or mobile accommodation that is living, eating or sleeping quarters provided by an employer for the accommodation of employees at a work place; (logement sur place)

“mobile accommodation”

“mobile accommodation” means field accommodation that may be easily and quickly moved. (logement mobile)


  •  (1) Every employer shall maintain each personal service room and food preparation area used by employees in a clean and sanitary condition.

  • (2) Personal service rooms and food preparation areas shall be so used by employees that the rooms or areas will remain as clean and in such a sanitary condition as is possible.

 All janitorial work that may cause dusty or unsanitary conditions shall be carried out in a manner that will prevent the contamination of the air by dust or other substances injurious to health.

 Each personal service room shall be cleaned at least once every day that it is used.

  •  (1) Every plumbing system that supplies potable water and removes water-borne waste

    • (a) shall meet the standards set out in the Canadian Plumbing Code; and

    • (b) subject to subsection (2), shall be connected to a municipal sanitation sewer or water main.

  • (2) Where it is not practicable to comply with paragraph (1)(b), the employer shall provide a waste disposal system that meets the standards set out in ANSI standard ANSI Z4.3-1979, Minimum Requirements for Nonsewered Waste-Disposal Systems, dated November 8, 1978.

  • SOR/94-263, s. 22(F).
  •  (1) Each container that is used for solid or liquid waste in the work place shall

    • (a) be equipped with a tight-fitting cover;

    • (b) be so constructed that it can easily be cleaned and maintained in a sanitary condition;

    • (c) be leak-proof; and

    • (d) where there may be internal pressure in the container, be so designed that the pressure is relieved by controlled ventilation.

  • (2) Each container referred to in subsection (1) shall be emptied at least once every day that it is used.