1.3 These Regulations are prescribed for the purposes of sections 125, 125.1, 125.2 and 126 of the Act.
- SOR/88-68, s. 2;
- SOR/94-263, s. 4.
1.4 These Regulations do not apply in respect of employees employed
(a) on trains while in operation;
(b) on aircraft while in operation;
(c) on ships;
(d) subject to Part II of the Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, on or in connection with exploration or drilling for or the production, conservation, processing or transportation of oil or gas in frontier lands, as that term is defined in the Canada Petroleum Resources Act; or
(e) on or in connection with a work or undertaking that is excluded from the application of the Act by an order made pursuant to section 123.1 of the Act.
- SOR/87-623, s. 1;
- SOR/94-263, s. 5;
- SOR/2009-147, s. 2.
Records and Reports
1.5 If an employer is required by section 125 or 125.1 of the Act to keep and maintain a record, report or other document, the employer shall keep and maintain the record, report or other document in such a manner that it is readily available for examination by a health and safety officer and by the work place committee or the health and safety representative for the work place to which it applies.
- SOR/88-68, s. 3;
- SOR/94-263, s. 6;
- SOR/2002-208, s. 3.
1.6 In the event of an inconsistency between any standard incorporated by reference in these Regulations and any other provision of these Regulations, that other provision shall prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.
1.7 Notwithstanding any provision in any standard incorporated by reference in these Regulations, a reference to another publication in that standard is a reference to the publication as it read on March 31, 1986.
1.8 (1) In this section,
- “alternate media”
“alternate media” means any method of communication that permits an employee with a special need to receive any information, instruction or training required by these Regulations to be provided, including braille, large print, audio tape, computer disc, sign language and verbal communications; (média substitut)
- “highly visible”
“highly visible” means marked with brightly coloured paint, painted with a reflective coating or marked by other means so as to be readily apparent; (très visible)
- “special need”
“special need” means a condition that impairs an employee’s ability to receive any information, instruction or training that is required by these Regulations to be provided. (besoins spéciaux)
(2) Subject to subsection (5), where an employer or other person is required by these Regulations to give, provide or make available any information, instruction or training to an employee and the employee has a special need, the employer or other person shall give, provide or make available the information, instruction or training to the employee by means of an alternate medium.
(3) Where information, including warnings, is required by these Regulations to be provided by means of a sign or marking, the alternate medium shall be visible or audible to an employee with a special need.
(4) Where a warning is required to be given by a means other than a sign or marking, the warning shall be given to an employee with a special need in a manner that effectively warns the employee of the nature of the danger.
(5) Where an employer or other person is required by these Regulations to give, provide or make available any information by means of labels, defect tags or lockout tags, the employer or other person need not provide the information by means of an alternate medium on the labels, defect tags or lockout tags.
- SOR/96-525, s. 1.
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