On Board Trains Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/87-184)

Regulations are current to 2016-08-15 and last amended on 2016-06-14. Previous Versions

DIVISION IV[Repealed, SOR/95-105, s. 32]

PART VIIISafety Materials, Equipment, Devices and Clothing

 [Repealed, SOR/2015-143, s. 40]

General

 Where

  • (a) it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate a health or safety hazard in a work place or to control it within safe limits, and

  • (b) the use of protection equipment may prevent or reduce injury from that hazard,

every person granted access to the work place who is exposed to that hazard shall use the protection equipment prescribed by this Part.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 33(F);
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 72.

 All protection equipment

  • (a) shall be designed to protect the person from the hazard for which it is provided; and

  • (b) shall not in itself create a hazard.

 All protection equipment provided by the employer shall

  • (a) be maintained, inspected and tested by a qualified person; and

  • (b) where necessary to prevent a health hazard, be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition by a qualified person.

Protective Headwear

 If there is a hazard of head injury in a work place, protective headwear that meets the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z94.1-05, Industrial Protective Headwear – Performance, Selection, Care, and Use, as amended from time to time, shall be used.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 61(F);
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 41.

Protective Footwear

  •  (1) If there is a hazard of foot injury or electric shock through footwear in a work place, protective footwear that meets either the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z195-09, Protective Footwear, as amended from time to time, or the standards set out in the American Society for Testing and Materials publication F2413-05, entitled Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Foot Protection, dated 2005, shall be used.

  • (2) Where there is a hazard of slipping in a work place, non-slip footwear shall be used.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 61(F);
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 42.

Eye and Face Protection

 If there is a hazard of injury to the eyes or face of an employee in a work place, the employer shall provide the employee with an eye or face protector that meets the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z94.3-07, Eye and Face Protectors, as amended from time to time.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 34;
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 43.

Respiratory Protection

  •  (1) If there is a hazard of an airborne hazardous substance or an oxygen-deficient atmosphere in a work place, the employer shall provide a respiratory protective device that is listed in the United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health publication entitled Certified Equipment List, as amended from time to time.

  • (2) The respiratory protective device shall be selected, fitted, used and maintained in accordance with the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z94.4-11, Selection, Use, and Care of Respirators, as amended from time to time.

  • (3) If air is provided by means of a respiratory protective device, the air shall meet the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z180.1-13, Compressed Breathing Air and Systems, as amended from time to time.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 14. SOR/95-105, ss. 35, 61(F);
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 43.

 [Repealed, SOR/2015-143, s. 43]

Skin Protection

 Where there is a hazard of injury or disease to or through the skin of a person in a work place, the employer shall provide every person granted access to the work place with

  • (a) a shield or screen;

  • (b) a cream to protect the skin; or

  • (c) an appropriate body covering.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 37;
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 44(F).

Loose Clothing

 Loose-fitting clothing, long hair, dangling accessories, jewellery or other similar items that are likely to be hazardous to the health or safety of an employee in a work place shall not be worn unless they are so tied, covered or otherwise secured as to prevent the hazard.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 72.

Protection Against Moving Vehicles

 If an employee is regularly exposed to contact with moving vehicles during his or her work, the employer shall ensure that the employee wears high-visibility safety apparel that is readily visible under all conditions of use.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 45.

Records

  •  (1) A record of all protection equipment provided by the employer shall be kept by the employer in the work place in which the equipment is located for a period of two years after the day on which the equipment ceases to be used.

  • (2) The record referred to in subsection (1) shall contain

    • (a) a description of the equipment and the date of its acquisition by the employer;

    • (b) the date and result of each inspection and test of the equipment;

    • (c) the date and nature of any maintenance work performed on the equipment since its acquisition by the employer; and

    • (d) the name of the person who performed the inspection, test or maintenance of the equipment.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 46.

Instructions and Training

  •  (1) Every person granted access to the work place who uses protection equipment shall be instructed by the employer in the use of the equipment.

  • (2) Every employee who uses protection equipment shall be instructed and trained in the use, operation and maintenance of the equipment.

  • (3) The instructions referred to in subsection (2) shall be

    • (a) set out in writing; and

    • (b) kept by the employer readily available for examination by every person granted access to the work place.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 38(F).

Defective Protection Equipment

 Where an employee finds any defect in protection equipment that may render it unsafe for use, he shall report the defect to his employer as soon as possible.

 An employer shall mark or tag as unsafe and remove from service any protection equipment used by his employees that has a defect that may render it unsafe for use.

PART IXHand Tools and Materials Handling

Interpretation

 In this Part, hand tool means a tool designed to be held in the hand and operated by manual power. (outil à main)

Instructions and Training

 An employer shall provide every employee with instructions and training in the safe and proper inspection, maintenance and use of all hand tools that he or she is required to use and in the safe and proper handling of all materials that he or she is required to handle.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 47.

Hand Tools

 Where an employee finds any defect in a hand tool that may render it unsafe for use, he shall report the defect to his employer as soon as possible.

 An employer shall mark or tag as unsafe and remove from service any hand tool used by his employees that has a defect that may render it unsafe for use.

Manual Handling of Materials

 [Repealed, SOR/2015-143, s. 48]

 Where an employee is required to manually lift or carry loads in excess of 10 kg, the employee shall be instructed and trained by the employer

  • (a) in a safe method of lifting and carrying the loads; and

  • (b) in a work procedure appropriate to the conditions of the work place and the employee’s physical condition.

 Where an employee is required to manually lift or carry loads in excess of 45 kg, the instructions given to the employee in accordance with section 9.5 shall be

  • (a) set out in writing;

  • (b) readily available to the employee to whom they apply; and

  • (c) kept by the employer for two years after the instructions cease to apply.

 
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