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Regulation and Guidelines for Agriculture

The following sections of the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation have been identified as being most relevant to your industry. Included are the general requirements that apply to all industrial workplaces as well as any specific requirements for your industry. However, other sections of the WCA or OHS Regulation may also apply to your workplace because hazards and tasks vary from workplace to workplace within the same industry. This compilation of relevant industry sections does not exempt you from other sections that apply to your workplace.

Regulation and Guidelines for Agriculture

Workers Compensation Act

Part 3 Division 1 - Interpretation and Purposes
Part 3 Division 2 - Board Mandate
Part 3 Division 3 - General Duties of Employers, Workers, and Others
Part 3 Division 4 - Joint Committees and Worker Representatives
Part 3 Division 6 - Prohibition Against Discriminatory Action
Part 3 Division 7 - Information and Confidentiality
Part 3 Division 8 - Miscellaneous Authority
Part 3 Division 9 - Variance Orders
Part 3 Division 10 - Accident Reporting and Investigation
Part 3 Division 11 - Inspections, Investigations and Inquiries
Part 3 Division 12 - Enforcement
Part 3 Division 15 - Offences
Part 3 Division 16 - General
Part 3 Division 17 - Regulations

Hazardous Products Act (Canada)
Summary of key Sections

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Part 1 Definitions

Part 2 Application

Part 3 Rights and Responsibilities

Part 4 General Conditions

Part 5 Chemical Agents and Biological Agents
5.1 - 5.2 Definitions, Designation as Hazardous Substances, and General Information Requirement
5.3 - 5.19 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
5.48 - 5.59 Controlling Exposure
5.82 - 5.84 Personal Hygiene

Part 6 Substance Specific Requirements
6.1 - 6.32 Asbestos
6.33 - 6.40 Biological Agents
6.42 - 6.58 Cytotoxic Drugs
6.59 - 6.69 Lead
6.70 - 6.109 Pesticides
6.116 - 6.132 Toxic Process Gases

Part 7 Noise, Vibration, Radiation and Temperature
7.1 - 7.9 Division 1 - Noise Exposure
7.10 - 7.16 Division 2 - Vibration Exposure
7.26 - 7.38 Division 4 - Thermal Exposure

Part 8 Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment

Part 9 Confined Spaces

Part 10 De-energization and Lockout

Part 11 Fall Protection

Part 12 Tools, Machinery and Equipment
12.1 Definitions
12.2 - 12.15 General Requirements
12.16 - 12.21 Guarding Mechanical Power Transmission Parts
12.22 - 12.28 Conveyors
12.29 - 12.32 Power Presses, Brake Presses and Shears
12.34 - 12.36 Feed-Rolls and Metal-Forming Rolls
12.37 - 12.43 Machine Tools
12.44 - 12.49 Abrasive Equipment
12.51 - 12.57 Powder Actuated Tools
12.58 - 12.67 Woodworking Tools and Equipment
12.68 - 12.71 Mobile Chippers
12.72 - 12.73 Chain Saws
12.74 - 12.80.2 Automotive Lifts and Other Vehicle Supports
12.81 - 12.83 Miscellaneous Equipment
12.84 - 12.92 Drilling Rock or Similar Materials
12.97 - 12.111 Abrasive Blasting and High Pressure Washing
12.112 - 12.126 Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes
12.127 - 12.141 Painting, Coating and Work with Plastics and Resins

Part 13 Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms

Part 14 Cranes and Hoists

Part 15 Rigging

Part 16 Mobile Equipment

Part 17 Transportation of Workers

Part 18 Traffic Control

Part 19 Electrical Safety
19.24 - 19.29 Minimum Separation Distance to be Maintained from Energized High Voltage Electrical Equipment and Conductors
19.30 - 19.35 Tree Pruning and Falling near Energized Conductors

Part 20 Construction, Excavation and Demolition
20.1 Definitions
20.1A - 20.3 General Requirements
20.4 - 20.14.3 Safe Work Areas and Safe Access
20.15 - 20.16 Bridges and Similar Structures

Part 21 Blasting Operations
21.1 Definitions
21.2 - 21.7 General Requirements

Part 28 Agriculture

Part 29 Aircraft Operations
29.23 Pesticide Application

Part 30 Laboratories



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