Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
19.6 (1) The employer shall provide health and safety education to each employee which shall include the following:
(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 15.3; and
(d) an overview of the Act and these Regulations.
(2) The employer shall provide education to an employee
(a) whenever new hazard information in respect of a hazard in the work place becomes available to the employer; and
(b) shortly before the employee is assigned a new activity or exposed to a new hazard.
(3) The employer shall review the employee education program, and, if necessary, revise it
(a) at least every three years;
(b) whenever there is a change in conditions in respect of the hazards; and
(c) whenever new hazard information in respect of a hazard in the work place becomes available to the employer.
(4) Each time education is provided to an employee, the employee shall acknowledge in writing that they received it, and the employer shall acknowledge in writing that they provided it.
(5) The employer shall keep, in paper or computerized form, records of the education provided to each employee, which shall be kept for a period of two years after the employee ceases to be exposed to a hazard.
- SOR/2005-401, s. 2.
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