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Regulation & Guidelines for Construction

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.

Construction Industry | Frame Scaffolding

Construction Industry


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

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

Part 6 Substance Specific Requirements
6.1 - 6.32 Asbestos
6.33 - 6.40 Biological Agents
6.59 - 6.69 Lead
6.110 - 6.115 Rock Dust

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
12.2 - 12.15 General Requirements
12.16 - 12.21 Guarding Mechanical Power Transmission Parts
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
12.81 - 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
19.1 Definitions
19.3 - 19.9 General Electrical Requirements
19.10 - 19.15 Working on Low Voltage Electrical Equipment
19.16 - 19.17 Working on High Voltage Electrical Equipment
19.18 - 19.23 Working on De-energized High Voltage Power Systems
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

Part 21 Blasting Operations

Part 24 Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations
24.7 - 24.34 General Requirements

Part 27 Wood Products Manufacturing
27.14 - 27.31 Saws and Knives

Part 32 Evacuation and Rescue



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