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(Paragraph 10.26(1)(a))

Devices To Be Reported to the Bureau of Radiation and Medical Devices

ItemDevice
1Dental X-ray Equipment
2Baggage Inspection X-ray Equipment
3Demonstration-Type Gas Discharge Device
4Photofluorographic X-ray Equipment
5Electron Microscopes
6Diagnostic X-ray Equipment
7X-ray Diffraction Equipment
8Cabinet X-ray Equipment
9Therapeutic X-ray Equipment
10Industrial X-ray Radiography and Fluoroscopy Equipment
11Analytical X-ray Equipment
12X-ray Spectrometer
13X-ray Equipment Used for Irradiation of Materials
14Electron Welding Equipment
15Electron Processor
16Accelerator
17X-ray Gauge
18Laser Scanner
19Demonstration Laser
20Sunlamp
21Industrial Radiofrequency Heater and Sealer
22Laser
23Ultraviolet Polymerizer
24Magnetic Resonance Imaging Devices
25Induction Heater
26Radar
27Telecommunication Transmitter above 5 W
28Nebulizer Ultrasound Equipment
29Non-portable Ultrasonic Cleaner
30Ultrasonic Machining Tool
31Ultrasonic Welding Equipment
32Airborne Ultrasound Pest Repeller
33Short-wave Diathermy
34Microwave Diathermy
  • SOR/96-294, s. 2.

DIVISION IIHazardous Substances Other than Hazardous Products

[SOR/2002-208, s. 43(F); SOR/2016-141, s. 20]

Asbestos Exposure Management Program

Asbestos-containing Material

  •  (1) If asbestos-containing material is present in a work place and there is the potential for a release of asbestos fibres or employee exposure to asbestos fibres, an employer shall ensure that the qualified person who is carrying out a hazard investigation under section 10.4 takes into consideration the type of asbestos, the condition of the asbestos-containing material, the friability of the asbestos-containing material, the accessibility to and likelihood of damage to the asbestos-containing material and the potential for the release of asbestos fibres and employee exposure to asbestos fibres.

  • (2) At the completion of an investigation carried out under section 10.4, the employer shall ensure that a readily available record of the location, friability and condition of the asbestos-containing material and the type of asbestos contained in the asbestos-containing material is kept and maintained for examination by employees and is in any form as determined in consultation with the policy committee or, if there is no policy committee, the work place committee or the health and safety representative.

  • SOR/2017-132, s. 4.

Asbestos Exposure Control Plan

 Before undertaking any work activity that involves asbestos-containing material, an employer shall, in consultation with the policy committee or, if there is no policy committee, the work place committee or the health and safety representative, develop, implement and administer an asbestos exposure control plan that requires the employer to

  • (a) ensure that a hazard investigation under section 10.4 has been carried out by a qualified person and, in the event that there is a change in the work activity, review any report that was prepared as a result of the investigation and, if necessary, have a qualified person carry out another investigation;

  • (b) ensure that a qualified person classifies the work activity as a low-risk activity, moderate-risk activity or high-risk activity;

  • (c) ensure that all asbestos-containing material present in the work place that is exposed or that will be disturbed is identified by signs and labels or by any other effective manner;

  • (d) ensure that all friable asbestos-containing material present in the work place is controlled by removal, enclosure or encapsulation or by any other effective manner to prevent employee exposure to asbestos;

  • (e) ensure that procedures and control measures for moderate-risk activities and high-risk activities are developed and implemented; and

  • (f) develop and implement an employee education and training program that is specific to asbestos-containing material.

  • SOR/2017-132, s. 4.

 If an employee who is undertaking automotive service procedures may be exposed to asbestos from friction material or dust arising from that material, an employer shall ensure that

  • (a) the use of compressed air, brushes or similar means to dry-remove friction material dust from automotive assemblies is prohibited; and

  • (b) signs to advise employees of the hazards and required precautions are posted in service work areas where friction material is handled or dust arising from that material is generated.

  • SOR/2017-132, s. 4.

Asbestos Dust, Waste and Debris Removal

  •  (1) During any work activities that involve friable asbestos-containing materials, an employer shall ensure that the following activities are carried out frequently and at regular intervals as determined by a qualified person, at the end of each work shift and immediately after the work activity is completed:

    • (a) all asbestos dust, waste and debris are removed by vacuuming with a vacuum cleaner that is equipped with a HEPA filter, damp-mopping or wet-sweeping the area that is contaminated with the asbestos dust, waste or debris; and

    • (b) any drop sheets that are contaminated with asbestos dust, waste or debris are wetted.

  • (2) All asbestos dust, waste or debris and any drop sheets that are contaminated with asbestos dust, waste or debris shall be placed in a container referred to in section 10.26.11.

  • SOR/2017-132, s. 4.

 If a glove bag is used for the removal of asbestos insulation from pipes, ducts and similar structures, an employer shall ensure that

  • (a) the glove bag is sealed to prevent the release of asbestos fibres into the work area;

  • (b) the glove bag is inspected for damage or defects immediately before it is attached to the pipe, duct or similar structure and at regular intervals during its use;

  • (c) all waste from asbestos-containing material that is on surfaces is washed to the bottom of the glove bag and all exposed asbestos-containing material is encapsulated when it is inside the glove bag;

  • (d) the glove bag is evacuated using a vacuum cleaner that is equipped with a HEPA filter to remove the air inside the bag prior to the removal of the glove bag; and

  • (e) after the glove bag is removed, all exposed surfaces are cleaned with a damp cloth and a vacuum cleaner that is equipped with a HEPA filter.

  • SOR/2017-132, s. 4.

Decontamination

  •  (1) Before leaving a work area that is contaminated with asbestos-containing material, an employee shall

    • (a) if their protective clothing is to be reused, decontaminate the clothing with a damp cloth or a vacuum cleaner that is equipped with a HEPA filter before taking the clothing off; or

    • (b) if their protective clothing is not to be reused, place the clothing in a container referred to in section 10.26.11.

  • (2) An employer shall provide employees with a facility reserved for washing their hands and face, and employees shall wash their hands and face using that facility before leaving a work area that is contaminated with asbestos-containing material.

  • SOR/2017-132, s. 4.
 
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