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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 8.12 from 2019-06-25 to 2022-07-25:

  •  (1) Before an employee isolates electrical equipment or changes or terminates the isolation of electrical equipment, the employer shall issue written instructions with respect to the procedures to be followed for the safe performance of that work.

  • (2) The instructions referred to in subsection (1) shall be signed by the employer and shall specify

    • (a) the date and hour when the instructions are issued;

    • (b) the date and hour of the commencement and of the termination of the period during which the instructions are to be followed;

    • (c) the name of the employee to whom the instructions are issued; and

    • (d) where the instructions are in respect of the operation of a control device that affects the isolation of the electrical equipment,

      • (i) the device to which the instructions apply, and

      • (ii) where applicable, the correct sequence of procedures.

  • (3) A copy of the instructions referred to in subsection (1) shall be shown and explained to the employee.

  • (4) The instructions referred to in subsection (1) shall be kept readily available for examination by employees for the period referred to in paragraph (2)(b) and thereafter shall be kept by the employer for a period of one year at his place of business nearest to the work place in which the electrical equipment is located.

  • SOR/88-632, s. 19(F)
  • SOR/2019-246, s. 36(F)
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