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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/86-304)

Regulations are current to 2023-10-31 and last amended on 2023-04-12. Previous Versions


  • — SOR/2023-78, s. 1

    • 1 Section 9.17 of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety RegulationsFootnote 1 is replaced by the following:

        • 9.17 (1) The employer shall provide menstrual products, including clean and hygienic tampons and menstrual pads, in each toilet room.

        • (2) If it is not feasible to provide menstrual products in a toilet room, the employer shall provide them in another location in the same work place that is controlled by the employer, accessible by employees at all times and offers a reasonable amount of privacy.

        • (3) The employer shall provide a covered container for the disposal of menstrual products

          • (a) in any toilet room that has only one toilet; and

          • (b) in each toilet compartment of any toilet room that has more than one toilet.

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