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

Regulations are current to 2017-07-03 and last amended on 2017-06-20. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE I(Section 6.4)

Levels of Lighting in Office Areas

ItemColumn IColumn II
Task position or areaLevel in lx
1DESK WORK
  • (a) Task positions at which cartography, designing, drafting, plan-reading or other very difficult visual tasks are performed

1 000
  • (b) Task positions at which business machines are operated or stenography, accounting, typing, filing, clerking, billing, continuous reading or writing or other difficult visual tasks are performed

500
2OTHER OFFICE WORK
Conference and interview rooms, file storage areas, switchboard or reception areas or other areas where ordinary visual tasks are performed 300
3SERVICE AREAS
  • (a) Stairways and corridors that are

  • (i) used frequently

100
  • (ii) used infrequently

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

30
  • SOR/89-515, s. 1.
 
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