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Canada Labour Code

Version of section 125.1 from 2015-02-11 to 2024-04-01:

Marginal note:Further specific duties of employer

 Without restricting the generality of section 124 or limiting the duties of an employer under section 125 but subject to any exceptions that may be prescribed, every employer shall, in respect of every work place controlled by the employer and, in respect of every work activity carried out by an employee in a work place that is not controlled by the employer, to the extent that the employer controls the activity,

  • (a) ensure that concentrations of hazardous substances in the work place are controlled in accordance with prescribed standards;

  • (b) ensure that all hazardous substances in the work place are stored and handled in the manner prescribed;

  • (c) ensure that all hazardous substances in the work place, other than hazardous products, are identified in the manner prescribed;

  • (d) subject to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, ensure that each hazardous product in the work place or each container in the work place in which a hazardous product is contained has affixed to it, printed on it, attached to it or otherwise applied to it a label that meets the prescribed requirements;

  • (e) subject to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, make available to every employee, in the prescribed manner, a safety data sheet for each hazardous product to which the employee may be exposed that meets the requirements set out in the regulations made under subsection 15(1) of the Hazardous Products Act;

  • (f) where employees may be exposed to hazardous substances, investigate and assess the exposure in the manner prescribed, with the assistance of the work place committee or the health and safety representative; and

  • (g) ensure that all records of exposure to hazardous substances are kept and maintained in the prescribed manner and that personal records of exposure are made available to the affected employees.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 5
  • 1993, c. 42, s. 5(F)
  • 2000, c. 20, s. 6
  • 2014, c. 20, s. 140

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