Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
10.7 (1) If a report referred to in section 10.5 recommends a medical examination for the employees likely to be exposed to a hazardous substance, the employer shall consult a physician to ascertain the necessity for that medical examination.
(2) The employer, having consulted a physician pursuant to subsection (1) who has confirmed the necessity for a medical examination, shall not permit an employee to handle the hazardous substance in the work place unless a physician acceptable to the employee has examined the employee and declared the employee fit, or fit with specified restrictions, to handle the hazardous substance.
(3) Where the physician examining an employee pursuant to subsection (2) declares the employee fit with specified restrictions to handle the hazardous substance, the employer shall not permit the employee to handle the hazardous substance in the work place except in accordance with the specified restrictions.
(4) Where an employer consults a physician pursuant to subsection (1), the employer shall keep a copy of the physician’s decision with the report referred to in section 10.5.
(5) The cost of a medical examination referred to in subsection (2) shall be borne by the employer.
- SOR/88-68, s. 14
- SOR/96-294, s. 2
- SOR/2002-208, s. 43(F)
- SOR/2019-246, s. 56
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