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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 1.8 from 2006-03-22 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (1) In this section,

    alternate media

    alternate media means any method of communication that permits an employee with a special need to receive any information, instruction or training required by these Regulations to be provided, including braille, large print, audio tape, computer disc, sign language and verbal communications; (média substitut)

    highly visible

    highly visible means marked with brightly coloured paint, painted with a reflective coating or marked by other means so as to be readily apparent; (très visible)

    special need

    special need means a condition that impairs an employee’s ability to receive any information, instruction or training that is required by these Regulations to be provided. (besoins spéciaux)

  • (2) Subject to subsection (5), where an employer or other person is required by these Regulations to give, provide or make available any information, instruction or training to an employee and the employee has a special need, the employer or other person shall give, provide or make available the information, instruction or training to the employee by means of an alternate medium.

  • (3) Where information, including warnings, is required by these Regulations to be provided by means of a sign or marking, the alternate medium shall be visible or audible to an employee with a special need.

  • (4) Where a warning is required to be given by a means other than a sign or marking, the warning shall be given to an employee with a special need in a manner that effectively warns the employee of the nature of the danger.

  • (5) Where an employer or other person is required by these Regulations to give, provide or make available any information by means of labels, defect tags or lockout tags, the employer or other person need not provide the information by means of an alternate medium on the labels, defect tags or lockout tags.

  • SOR/96-525, s. 1
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