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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 19.5 from 2006-03-22 to 2007-11-28:

  •  (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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