Process for implementing ergonomics regulatory requirements

Notice to reader

Part II of the Canada Labour Code deals with occupational health and safety. Its purpose is to "prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with or occurring in the course of employment at federally regulated employers." One of the issues covered by Part II of the Code and by the related Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations is the matter of ergonomics.

This guide is designed to familiarize employers, members of a policy or work place committee, or health and safety representatives with the regulation in regards to ergonomics.

Under Part XIX of the Regulations entitled Hazard Prevention Program, employers are responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring a program for the prevention of hazards, including ergonomics-related hazards, in the work place with the following components:

  • an implementation plan;
  • a hazard identification and assessment methodology;
  • hazard identification and assessment;
  • preventive measures;
  • employee education; and
  • a program evaluation.

This guide will also help you better understand these regulatory requirements.

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