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

Regulations are current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

PART IIPERMANENT STRUCTURES

Interpretation

 The definitions in this section apply in this Part.

“ASHRAE”

“ASHRAE” means the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. (ASHRAE)

“building”

“building” means a structure that is used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy, and includes a grain-handling facility, a tower, an antenna and an antenna-supporting structure. (bâtiment)

“floor hole”

“floor hole” means an opening in a floor or platform that measures less than 300 mm but more than 50 mm in its smallest dimension. (trou dans le plancher)

“floor opening”

“floor opening” means an opening in a floor, platform, pavement or yard that measures 300 mm or more in its smallest dimension. (ouverture dans le plancher)

“grain-handling facility”

“grain-handling facility” means a structure that is constructed, installed or established to handle, store or process grain or grain products, and includes an elevator as defined in section 2 of the Canada Grain Act. (installation de manutention des grains)

“HVAC system”

“HVAC system” means a heating, ventilating and air conditioning system that is installed in a building, and includes all of its equipment and components. (système CVCA)

“wall opening”

“wall opening” means an opening in a wall or partition that measures at least 750 mm in height and 300 mm in width. (ouverture dans un mur)

  • SOR/94-263, s. 7;
  • SOR/2000-374, s. 2.

DIVISION IBUILDINGS

Standards

  •  (1) The design and construction of every building, the construction of which begins on or after the day of the coming into force of this subsection, shall meet the requirements of the National Building Code.

  • (2) Every building, the construction of which begins before the day of the coming into force of this subsection, shall, to the extent reasonably practicable, meet the requirements of the National Building Code.

  • (3) The renovation of any building or part of a building shall, to the extent reasonably practicable, meet the requirements of the National Building Code.

  • (4) When it is not reasonably practicable for an employer to comply with the requirements of subsection (3), the employer shall, before the proposed renovations start, notify the work place committee or the health and safety representative.

  • SOR/88-632, s. 2(F);
  • SOR/96-525, s. 2;
  • SOR/2000-374, s. 2;
  • SOR/2002-208, s. 4.