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

Regulations are current to 2017-09-14 and last amended on 2017-06-20. Previous Versions

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 [Repealed, SOR/2015-143, s. 43]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.

 Where a hand cart is provided for use in a work place, it shall be

  • (a) capable of carrying the intended load without tipping; and

  • (b) where the hand cart is used for serving food or beverages, fitted with a braking mechanism to prevent uncontrolled movement of the hand cart.

PART XRolling Stock

DIVISION IDesign and Construction

General

 Rolling stock shall, to the extent that is reasonably practicable, be so designed and constructed that a failure of any part of the rolling stock will not result in loss of control of the rolling stock or create a hazardous condition.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 40(F).

Fuel Tanks

 Where a fuel tank, compressed gas cylinder or similar container contains a hazardous substance and is mounted on rolling stock, it shall be

  • (a) so located or protected that under all conditions it is not hazardous to the health or safety of an employee who is required to operate or ride on the rolling stock; and

  • (b) connected to fuel overflow and vent pipes that are so located that fuel spills and vapours cannot

    • (i) be ignited by hot exhaust pipes or other hot or sparking parts, or

    • (ii) be hazardous to the health or safety of an employee who is required to operate or ride on the rolling stock.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 14;
  • SOR/95-105, s. 41(F);
  • SOR/2015-143, ss. 49(E), 72, 73(F).

Protection from Elements

  •  (1) Rolling stock shall be fitted with a roof or other structure that protects the operator from exposure to any weather condition that is likely to be hazardous to the operator’s health or safety.

  • (2) If heat that is produced by self-propelled rolling stock may raise the temperature in the operator’s compartment or position to 27°C or higher, measured 1 m above the floor in the centre of the compartment, the compartment or position shall be protected from the heat by an insulated barrier.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 50.

Vibration

 All self-propelled rolling stock shall be so designed and constructed that the operator will not be injured or his control of the rolling stock impaired by any vibration, jolting or uneven movement of the rolling stock.

Controls

 The arrangement and design of dial displays and the controls and general layout and design of the operator’s compartment or position on all self-propelled rolling stock shall not hinder or prevent the operator from operating the rolling stock.

 
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