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Aviation Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/2011-87)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-02 and last amended on 2019-06-25. Previous Versions

PART 8Materials Handling (continued)

Service Cart Control Systems

 Every service cart used on board an aircraft shall be fitted with braking and other control systems that

  • (a) are capable of safely controlling and stopping its movement; and

  • (b) respond reliably and quickly to minimal effort by the operator under normal flight conditions.

Safe Working Loads

 No materials handling equipment shall be used or operated with a load that exceeds its safe working load.

Manual Handling of Materials

  •  (1) If, because of the weight, size, shape, toxicity or other characteristic of materials, goods or things, the manual handling of them may be hazardous to the health or safety of an employee, the employer shall issue instructions that the materials, goods or things shall, if feasible, not be handled manually.

  • (2) In determining whether the manual handling of the materials, goods or things may be hazardous to the health or safety of an employee, the employer shall take into account the frequency and duration of manual handling and the distance, gradient and environmental conditions over which an object is to be manually handled.

  • SOR/2019-246, s. 406
  •  (1) If an employee is required to manually lift or carry loads weighing in excess of 10 kg, the employer shall instruct and train the employee

    • (a) in a safe method of lifting and carrying the loads that will minimize the strain on the body; and

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

  • (2) The employer shall make the written instructions and training materials readily available for examination by employees.

  • SOR/2019-246, s. 407

Transporting, Positioning and Hoisting Employees

  •  (1) No materials handling equipment shall be used for transporting an employee on board an aircraft unless the equipment is specifically designed for that purpose.

  • (2) No materials handling equipment shall be used for positioning or hoisting an employee on board an aircraft unless the equipment is equipped with a platform, bucket or basket designed for that purpose.

Defective Materials Handling Equipment

 If an employee finds any defect in materials handling equipment that may render it unsafe for use, the employee shall, as soon as feasible, mark or tag the equipment as unsafe for use and report the defect to the person in charge of the aircraft.

  • SOR/2019-246, s. 408

Storage of Materials

 All materials, goods or things shall be stored and placed in such a manner that

  • (a) employees are not subject to excessive strain on the body while handling them; and

  • (b) the risk to the health or safety of employees is minimized.

PART 9First Aid

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

first aid attendant

first aid attendant means an employee who has, in the last three years, successfully completed the basic first aid course, the standard first aid course or the first aid course for flight attendants. (secouriste)

health unit

health unit means a facility that is under the charge of a physician or a person who is registered or licensed as a nurse under the laws of a province and that, if it is under the control of the employer, meets the minimum requirements of a first aid room described in Part XVI of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. (service de santé)

incapacitated

incapacitated means unable to perform assigned duties in the course of employment due to illness or injury. (incapacité)

medical treatment facility

medical treatment facility means a hospital, medical clinic or physician’s office, at which emergency medical treatment can be dispensed. (installation de traitement médical)

  • SOR/2019-246, s. 409

General

  •  (1) Every employer shall establish and keep up-to-date written instructions for the rendering of first aid to an employee who is incapacitated.

  • (2) The employer shall make the instructions readily available for examination by employees.

  • SOR/2019-246, s. 410(F)

First Aid Attendants

 If there are three or more employees on board an aircraft, at least one of whom is not a flight crew member, one of them shall be a first aid attendant.

 A first aid attendant shall

  • (a) have access to a first aid kit;

  • (b) render first aid to employees who are incapacitated;

  • (c) if required, accompany an incapacitated employee to a health unit or a medical treatment facility and render first aid in transit;

  • (d) in providing care as a first aid attendant, have precedence over anyone not trained in first aid; and

  • (e) be responsible for providing care for an incapacitated employee until the treatment is complete or the employee is under the care of an equally or more qualified caregiver.

Training Requirements

  •  (1) If the time required to reach a health unit or a medical treatment facility is two hours or less, the first aid attendant shall have successfully completed a basic first aid course, the elements of which are set out in section 1 of Schedule 1 to this Part, or a first aid course for flight attendants, the elements of which are set out in section 3 of that Schedule.

  • (2) If the time required to reach a health unit or a medical treatment facility is more than two hours, the first aid attendant shall have successfully completed a standard first aid course, the elements of which are set out in section 2 of Schedule 1 to this Part, or a first aid course for flight attendants, the elements of which are set out in section 3 of that Schedule.

  • (3) The employer shall determine, in consultation with the policy committee or, if there is no policy committee, the work place committee or the health and safety representative, the elective lesson elements, if any, of the flight attendant first aid courses required on any particular flight, taking into account the likelihood of their use.

  • (4) First aid courses for flight attendants shall be given by a qualified person who holds a valid certification from an approved organization attesting that they are competent to deliver first aid courses.

  • (5) Basic and standard first aid certificates, basic and standard first aid certifications and first aid certifications for flight attendants are valid for a maximum of three years starting on their date of issue.

  • SOR/2012-271, s. 11
  • SOR/2019-246, s. 411

 [Repealed, SOR/2012-271, s. 12]

First Aid Kits

  •  (1) Every first aid kit shall be

    • (a) readily accessible;

    • (b) inspected regularly and its contents maintained in a clean, dry and serviceable condition; and

    • (c) clearly identified by a conspicuous sign.

  • (2) Prescription drugs or other medications not included in Schedule 2 to this Part shall not be stored in first aid kits or with additional first aid supplies and equipment listed in Schedule 3 to this Part.

First Aid Supplies and Equipment

  •  (1) If there are five or fewer employees working on board an aircraft at any time, the employer shall provide one first aid kit.

  • (2) If there are from six to 19 employees working on board an aircraft at any time, the employer shall provide two first aid kits.

  • (3) If there are 20 or more employees working on board an aircraft at any time, the employer shall provide three first aid kits.

  • (4) If there is no flight attendant working on board an aircraft, the first aid kits shall be of type “A”, the contents of which are set out in Schedule 2 to this Part.

  • (5) If there is at least one flight attendant working on board an aircraft, the first aid kits shall be of type “B”, the contents of which are set out in Schedule 2 to this Part.

  • (6) If there are three or more employees working on board an aircraft, the employer shall provide the additional supplies and equipment set out in column 1 of Schedule 3 to this Part in the applicable quantities set out in column 2.

  • (7) If there are 200 seats or more on board an aircraft, there shall be an additional type “B” first aid kit for each 200 seats.

Transportation

  •  (1) The employer shall provide an ambulance service or other suitable means of transporting an incapacitated employee to a health unit or medical treatment facility.

  • (2) An incapacitated employee shall be relieved of all duties and transported to a health unit or medical treatment facility as soon as feasible.

  • SOR/2019-246, s. 412(E)
 
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