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

SCHEDULE II(Section 6.5)

Levels of Lighting in Industrial Areas

ItemColumn IColumn II
AreaLevel in lx
1GARAGES
  • (a) Main repair and maintenance areas, other than those referred to in paragraph (b)

300
  • (b) Main repair and maintenance areas used for repairing and maintaining cranes, bulldozers and other major equipment

150
  • (c) General work areas adjacent to a main repair and maintenance area referred to in paragraph (b)

50
  • (d) Fuelling areas

150
  • (e) Battery rooms

100
  • (f) Other areas in which there is

  • (i) a high or moderate level of activity

100
  • (ii) a low level of activity

50
2LABORATORIES
  • (a) Areas in which instruments are read and where errors in such reading may be hazardous to the health or safety of an employee

750
  • (b) Areas in which a hazardous substance is handled

500
  • (c) Areas in which laboratory work requiring close and prolonged attention is performed

500
  • (d) Areas in which other laboratory work is performed

300
3LOADING PLATFORMS, STORAGE ROOMS AND WAREHOUSES
  • (a) Areas in which packages are frequently checked or sorted

250
  • (b) Areas in which packages are infrequently checked or sorted

75
  • (c) Docks (indoor and outdoor), piers and other locations where packages or containers are loaded or unloaded

150
  • (d) Areas in which grain or granular material is loaded or unloaded in bulk

30
  • (e) Areas in which goods are stored in bulk or where goods in storage are all of one kind

30
  • (f) Areas where goods in storage are of different kinds

75
  • (g) Any other area

10
4MACHINE AND WOODWORKING SHOPS
  • (a) Areas in which medium or fine bench or machine work is performed

500
  • (b) Areas in which rough bench or machine work is performed

300
  • (c) Any other area

200
5MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSING AREAS
  • (a) Major control rooms or rooms with dial displays

500
  • (b) Areas in which a hazardous substance is processed, manufactured or used

  • (i) in main work areas

500
  • (ii) in surrounding areas

200
  • (c) Areas in which substances that are not hazardous substances are processed, manufactured or used or where automatically controlled equipment operates

  • (i) in main work areas

100
  • (ii) in surrounding areas

50
6SERVICE AREAS
  • (a) Stairways and elevating devices that are

  • (i) used frequently

100
  • (ii) used infrequently

50
  • (b) Stairways that are used only in emergencies

30
  • (c) Corridors and aisles that are used by persons and mobile equipment

  • (i) at main intersections

100
  • (ii) at other locations

50
  • (d) Corridors and aisles that are used by mobile equipment only

50
  • (e) Corridors and aisles that are used by persons only and are

  • (i) used frequently by employees

50
  • (ii) used infrequently by employees

30
  • SOR/88-68, s. 14;
  • SOR/89-515, s. 1;
  • SOR/94-263, s. 13;
  • SOR/96-525, s. 11;
  • SOR/2002-208, ss. 40, 43(F).
 
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