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

Regulations are current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2015-09-14. Previous Versions

Toilet Rooms

  •  (1) Where reasonably practicable, every employer shall provide a toilet room on rolling stock, other than rolling stock designed for transporting freight and maintenance of way equipment.

  • (2) Where it is not reasonably practicable to provide a toilet room pursuant to subsection (1), the employer shall provide a toilet room that is readily accessible to employees and is

    • (a) off the rolling stock; or

    • (b) coupled to the rolling stock.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 14(F).

 Every toilet room shall be fitted on the inside with a locking device that can be opened from the outside in an emergency.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), where a toilet room is provided pursuant to section 6.11 and employees of both sexes are employed at the same work place, an employer shall provide a separate toilet room for employees of each sex.

  • (2) An employer may provide only one toilet room for employees of both sexes if the toilet room is completely enclosed with solid material that is non-transparent from the outside.

  • (3) Where separate toilet rooms are provided for employees of each sex, each toilet room shall be equipped with a door that is clearly marked to indicate the sex of the employees for whom the room is provided.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the toilet provided in a toilet room shall

    • (a) in the case of a locomotive, be of the self-contained chemical flush type; and

    • (b) in the case of a caboose, be of such a type and construction that waste is not deposited on the track bed or on any part of the caboose.

  • (2) Outside flush or dryhopper type toilets that are suitable for year-round use may be used in a locomotive or caboose if they were installed in that locomotive or caboose prior to May 1, 1969.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every toilet room shall be provided with

    • (a) toilet paper on a holder or in a dispenser; and

    • (b) hand cleaning and drying supplies.

  • (2) An employer may provide toilet paper and hand cleaning and drying supplies to each individual employee.

  • (3) In or adjacent to every toilet room, a non-combustible container shall be provided for the disposal of hand cleaning and drying supplies.

  • (4) A covered container or a bag that is impervious to moisture shall be provided for the disposal of sanitary napkins in each toilet room for the use of female employees.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 15.

 Every employer shall, where reasonably practicable, provide at each washbasin in a toilet room hot and cold running water.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 16(F).