Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 10.14 from 2006-03-22 to 2016-06-13:

  •  (1) Every employer shall, in consultation with the work place committee or the health and safety representative, develop and implement an employee education program with respect to hazard prevention and control at the work place.

  • (2) The employee education program referred to in subsection (1) shall include

    • (a) the instruction of each employee who is likely to handle or be exposed to a hazardous substance with respect to

      • (i) the product identifier of the hazardous substance,

      • (ii) all hazard information disclosed by the supplier or by the employer on a material safety data sheet or label,

      • (iii) all hazard information of which the employer is aware or ought reasonably to be aware,

      • (iv) the observations referred to in subparagraph 10.5(a)(i),

      • (v) the information disclosed on a material safety data sheet referred to in section 10.28 and the purpose and significance of that information, and

      • (vi) in respect of controlled products in the work place, the information required to be disclosed on a material safety data sheet and on a label under Division III and the purpose and significance of that information;

    • (b) the instruction and training of each employee who installs, operates, maintains or repairs an assembly of pipes or any other equipment referred to in section 10.24, with respect to

      • (i) every valve and other control and safety device connected to the assembly of pipes, and

      • (ii) the procedures to follow for the proper and safe use of the assembly of pipes;

    • (c) the instruction and training of each employee referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) with respect to

      • (i) the procedures to follow to implement sections 10.8, 10.9 and 10.12, and

      • (ii) the procedures to follow for the safe storage, handling, use and disposal of hazardous substances, including procedures to be followed in an emergency involving a hazardous substance; and

    • (d) where the employer keeps a computerized version of a material safety data sheet available in accordance with subsection 10.34(2), the instruction and training referred to in paragraph 10.34(2)(b) in accessing that material safety data sheet.

  • (3) Every employer shall, in consultation with the work place committee or the health and safety representative, review the employee education program referred to in subsection (1) and if necessary, revise it

    • (a) at least once a year;

    • (b) whenever there is a change in conditions in respect of the hazardous substances in the work place; and

    • (c) whenever new hazard information in respect of a hazardous substance in the work place becomes available to the employer.

  • SOR/96-294, s. 2;
  • SOR/2002-208, ss. 18, 43(F).
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