Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
19.5 (1) The employer shall, in order to address identified and assessed hazards, take preventive measures to address the assessed hazard in the following order of priority:
(a) the elimination of the hazard;
(b) the reduction of the hazard, including isolating it;
(c) the provision of personal protective equipment, clothing, devices or materials; and
(d) administrative procedures.
(2) As part of the preventive measures, the employer shall develop and implement a preventive maintenance program in order to avoid failures that could result in a hazard to employees.
(3) The employer shall ensure that any preventive measure shall not in itself create a hazard and shall take into account the effects on the work place.
(4) The preventive measures shall include steps to address newly identified hazards in an expeditious manner.
- SOR/2005-401, s. 2
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