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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 9.23 from 2006-03-22 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (1) A shower room with a door fitted on the inside with a locking device and at least one shower head for every 10 employees or portion of that number shall be provided for employees who regularly perform strenuous physical work in a high temperature or high humidity or whose bodies may be contaminated by a hazardous substance.

  • (2) Every shower receptor shall be constructed and arranged in such a way that water cannot leak through the walls or floors.

  • (3) No more than six shower heads shall be served by a single shower drain.

  • (4) Where two or more shower heads are served by a shower drain, the floor shall be sloped and the drain so located that water from one head cannot flow over the area that serves another head.

  • (5) Except for column showers, where a battery of shower heads is installed, the horizontal distance between two adjacent shower heads shall be at least 750 mm.

  • (6) Waterproof finish shall be provided to a height of not less than 1.8 m above the floor in shower rooms and shall consist of ceramic, plastic or metal tile, sheet vinyl, tempered hardboard, laminated thermosetting decorative sheets or linoleum.

  • (7) Finished flooring in shower rooms shall consist of resilient flooring, felted-synthetic fibre floor coverings, concrete terrazzo, ceramic tile, mastic or other types of flooring providing similar degrees of water resistance.

  • (8) Where duck boards are used in showers, they shall not be made of wood.

  • (9) Every shower shall be provided with cold water and hot water that meets the requirements of section 9.18.

  • (10) Where an employee referred to in subsection (1) takes a shower as a result of his work, a clean towel and soap or other cleaning agent shall be provided to him.

  • SOR/88-68, s. 14
  • SOR/88-632, s. 33(F)
  • SOR/94-263, s. 65(F)
  • SOR/2002-208, s. 43(F)

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