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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 12.07 from 2019-06-25 to 2021-06-30:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), an employer must provide or put in place a fall-protection system if work is to be performed

    • (a) from a structure or on a vehicle at a height of 3 m or more;

    • (b) from a ladder at a height of 3 m or more if, because of the nature of the work, the person performing it is unable to use at least one hand to hold onto the ladder; or

    • (c) at a height of less than 3 m if the surface onto which the person might fall would present a greater risk of injury than a solid, flat surface.

  • (2) If an employee is required to work on a vehicle and it is not feasible to provide or put in place a fall-protection system, an employer must

    • (a) in consultation with the policy committee or, if there is no policy committee, the work place committee or the health and safety representative,

      • (i) perform a job safety analysis to eliminate or minimize the need for the employee to climb onto the vehicle or its load, and

      • (ii) provide every employee who could be required to climb onto the vehicle or its load with instruction and training by a qualified person on the safe method of climbing onto it and working there;

    • (b) make a report in writing to the Minister setting out the reasons why it is not feasible to provide or put in place a fall-protection system and include in that report the job safety analysis and a description of the instruction and training referred to in paragraph (a); and

    • (c) provide a copy of the report referred to in paragraph (b) to the policy committee or, if there is no policy committee, the work place committee or the health and safety representative.

  • (3) The job safety analysis, instruction and training referred to in paragraph (2)(a) must be reviewed every two years in consultation with the policy committee or, if there is no policy committee, the work place committee or the health and safety representative.

  • SOR/2019-243, s. 4
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