Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/86-304)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-06-20. Previous Versions

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), any exhaust system from a personal service room containing a toilet or a shower shall not be connected with any other exhaust or air supply system.

  • (2) The exhaust system for a personal service room containing a toilet or shower may be connected with the exhaust duct of another room at the exhaust fan inlet if the system is connected in such a manner that an exchange of air cannot occur between the rooms.

  • SOR/88-632, s. 39.

Clothing Storage

 Clothing storage facilities shall be provided by the employer for the storage of overcoats and outer clothes not worn by employees while they are working.

  •  (1) A change room shall be provided by the employer where

    • (a) the nature of the work engaged in by an employee makes it necessary for that employee to change from street clothes to work clothes for health or safety reasons; or

    • (b) an employee is regularly engaged in work in which his work clothing becomes wet or contaminated by a hazardous substance.

  • (2) Where wet or contaminated work clothing referred to in paragraph (1)(b) is changed, it shall be stored in such a manner that it does not come in contact with clothing that is not wet or contaminated.

  • (3) No employee shall leave the work place wearing clothing contaminated by a hazardous substance.

  • (4) Every employer shall supply drying and cleaning facilities for the purpose of drying or cleaning wet or contaminated clothing referred to in paragraph (1)(b).

  • (5) In each change room,

    • (a) a floor area of at least 0.4 m2 shall be provided for each of the employees who normally use the room at any one time; and

    • (b) where it is necessary for the employees to change footwear, seats shall be provided in sufficient numbers to accommodate them.

  • SOR/88-68, s. 14;
  • SOR/88-632, s. 40(F);
  • SOR/94-263, s. 28(F);
  • SOR/2002-208, ss. 42, 43(F).

 To the extent that is reasonably practicable, the clothing storage facilities referred to in section 9.43 and the change room referred to in section 9.44 shall be located

  • (a) near the work place and connected thereto by a completely covered route;

  • (b) on a direct route to the entrance to the work place;

  • (c) near a shower room provided pursuant to section 9.23; and

  • (d) near a toilet room.

 
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