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Regulation & Guidelines for Forestry

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.

Forestry 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

Hazardous Products Act (Canada)
Summary of key Sections


Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

Part 26 Forestry Operations and Similar Activities

Part 1 Definitions

Part 2 Application

Part 3 Rights and Responsibilities

Part 4 General Conditions

Part 6 Substance Specific Requirements
6.70 - 6.109 Pesticides

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
8.1 Definitions
8.2 - 8.10 General Requirements
8.11 - 8.13 Safety Headgear
8.14 - 8.18 Eye and Face Protection
8.19 - 8.21 Limb and Body Protection
8.22 - 8.23 Footwear
8.24 - 8.25 High Visibility and Distinguishing Apparel
8.26 - 8.30 Buoyancy Equipment

Part 10 De-energization and Lockout

Part 12 Tools, Machinery and Equipment
12.72 - 12.73 Chain Saws
12.84 - 12.92 Drilling Rock or Similar Materials

Part 15 Rigging
15.2 - 15.29 General Requirements
15.30 - 15.41 Slings
15.42 - 15.45 Wire Rope Slings

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
Table 19-3: Limits of approach for utility arborists

Part 20 Construction, Excavation and Demolition
20.1 Definitions
20.78 - 20.95 Excavations

Part 21 Blasting Operations

Part 32 Evacuation and Rescue



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