126. (1) The employer must evaluate the effectiveness of the hazard prevention program, including its ergonomics-related components, and, if necessary, revise it
(a) at least once every three years;
(b) when there is a change in conditions in respect of a hazard; and
(c) when new information in respect of a hazard in the work place becomes available to the employer.
(2) The evaluation of the effectiveness of the prevention program must be based on the following documents and information:
(a) conditions related to the work place and the activities of the employees;
(b) any work place inspection reports;
(c) any hazardous occurrence investigation reports;
(d) any safety audits;
(e) first aid records and any injury statistics, including records and statistics relating to ergonomics-related first aid and injuries;
(f) any observations of the policy and work place committees, or the health and safety representative, on the effectiveness of the prevention program; and
(g) any other relevant information.
Reports and Records
127. (1) If a program evaluation has been conducted under section 126, the employer must prepare a program evaluation report.
(2) The employer must keep every program evaluation report for a period of six years after the day on which the report is prepared and make it readily available for examination for that period.
PERSONS TRANSFER APPARATUS
129. The following definitions apply in this Part.
- “boatswain’s chair”
“boatswain’s chair” means a single-point adjustable suspension scaffold consisting of a seat or sling designed to accommodate one employee in a sitting position. (chaise de gabier)
- “persons transfer apparatus”
“persons transfer apparatus” includes a platform, bucket, landing boom or basket or boatswain’s chair designed specifically for the purpose of transporting, lifting, moving and positioning persons. (appareil de transbordement de personnes)
130. This Part applies to every persons transfer apparatus used for the purpose of carrying persons on board a vessel, and every safety device attached to that apparatus.
131. (1) Every persons transfer apparatus and every safety device attached to it must
(a) meet the standards set out in the applicable standard referred to in subsection (2) as far as is reasonably practicable; and
(b) be used, operated and maintained in accordance with the standards set out in the applicable standard referred to in subsection (2).
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the applicable standard for
(a) elevators, dumbwaiters and escalators is ASME A17.1-2007/CSA B44-07, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, and CSA Standard CAN/CSA-B44.1/ASME-A17.5-04, Elevator and Escalator Electrical Equipment;
(b) manlifts is CSA Standard CAN/CSA-B311-02, Safety Code for Manlifts;
(c) personnel hoists is CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z185-M87 (R2006), Safety Code for Personnel Hoists;
(d) lifts for persons with physical disabilities is CSA Standard CAN/CSA B355-00 (R2005), Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities;
(e) descent control devices is CSA Standard Z259.3-99 (R2004), Descent Control Devices; and
(f) landing booms is the most recent edition of The Seaway Handbook, issued by St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation.
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