|Topic: Code of practice||Issued by: V.P.,WorkSafe Services|
|Statute: Occupational Health and Safety Act & General Regulation 91-191||Date Issued: January 11, 2005|
|Section: A 50(3), G 55, 158, 171, 179 & 286||Date Revised:|
Occupational Health and Safety Act
50(3) The Commission may
(a) require an employer to establish or adopt a code of practice if the employer has not been required by regulation to establish or adopt a code of practice,
General Regulation 91-191
55(1) – safe breaking up of clogs in bulk material stored in a bin, hopper or process vessel
158(2) – where, due to the nature of the ground being drilled, it is necessary to load a drill hole immediately after drilling is complete and subsequently to drill adjacent holes
171(1) – safe handling of misfired charges
179 – safe use of the explosive
286 – for work that occurs closer to an energized electrical utility line or utility line equipment than a limits of approach
"I have received an order from a health and safety officer to develop a code of practice. What should be contained in code of practice in order for me to comply with the officer's order?"
“Code of Practice”, means a written statement by the employer that sets out in detail a procedure to ensure the health and safety of an employee in certain specified circumstances. Unless specified by the Regulation or by a health and safety officer the following elements should be contained in a code of practice.
The Code of Practice must be posted by the employer in a prominent place at the place of employment, be modified to reflect adverse weather conditions and employees be trained in the code of practice.