APPENDIX A: THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM) REGULATIONS

Worker education and training

 

5(1) An employer shall ensure that a worker who works with a hazardous product or may be exposed to a hazardous product in the course of his or her work activities is informed about:

(a)    all hazard information received by the employer from a supplier concerning that hazardous
product; and

(b)    any further hazard information that the employer is, or ought reasonably to be, aware of
concerning the use, storage, handling and disposal of that hazardous product.
 

(2) If a hazardous product is produced in a place of employment, an employer shall ensure that a worker who works with a hazardous product or may be exposed to a hazardous product in the course of his or her work activities is informed about all hazard information that the employer is, or ought reasonably to be, aware of concerning the use, storage, handling and disposal of that hazardous product.
 

(3) An employer shall ensure that a worker who works with a hazardous product or may be exposed to a hazardous product in the course of his or her work activities is educated and trained respecting: 

(a) the content that is required to appear on a supplier label and workplace label for the
hazardous product and the purpose and significance of the information contained on those labels;

(b) the content that is required to appear on a safety data sheet for a hazardous product and the
purpose and significance of the information contained on the safety data sheet;

(c) all necessary procedures for the safe use, storage, handling and disposal of the hazardous
product;

(d) all necessary procedures to be followed if fugitive emissions are present where workers may
be exposed to those fugitive emissions; and

(e) all necessary procedures to be followed in case of an emergency involving a hazardous
product.
 

(4) An employer shall ensure that the education and training required by subsection (3) is developed and implemented:

(a) for that employer’s place of employment; and

(b) in consultation with the occupational health committee, if there is an occupational health committee.
 

(5) An employer shall ensure that:

(a) the education and training required by subsection (3) results in a worker being able to apply the information as needed to protect the health and safety of that worker or any other worker;

(b) the necessary procedures mentioned in clauses (3)(c) to (e) are implemented; and

(c) the knowledge of the workers is periodically evaluated using written tests, practical demonstrations or other suitable means.
 

(6) An employer shall review at least annually, or more frequently if required by a change in work conditions or available hazard information, the education and training programs provided to workers on the safe use, storage, handling and disposal of hazardous products, in consultation with:

(a) the occupational health committee;

(b) the occupational health and safety representative; or

(c) if there is no occupational health committee or occupational health and safety representative, a worker representative.

 

17 June 2016 cS-15.1 Reg 6 s5.
 

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