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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 19.4 from 2007-11-29 to 2024-04-01:

 The employer shall identify and assess the hazards in the work place, including ergonomics-related hazards, in accordance with the methodology developed under section 19.3 taking into account

  • (a) the nature of the hazard;

  • (a.1) in the case of ergonomics-related hazards, all ergonomics-related factors such as

    • (i) the physical demands of the work activities, the work environment, the work procedures, the organization of the work and the circumstances in which the work activities are performed, and

    • (ii) the characteristics of materials, goods, persons, animals, things and work spaces and the features of tools and equipment;

  • (b) the employees’ level of exposure to the hazard;

  • (c) the frequency and duration of employees’ exposure to the hazard;

  • (d) the effects, real or apprehended, of the exposure on the health and safety of employees;

  • (e) the preventive measures in place to address the hazard;

  • (f) any employee reports made under paragraph 126(1)(g) or (h) of the Act or under section 15.3; and

  • (g) any other relevant information.

  • SOR/2005-401, s. 2
  • SOR/2007-271, s. 4

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