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Regulation & Guidelines for Health Care

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.

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Patient Care

Workers Compensation Act

Part 3 Division 3 - General Duties of Employers, Workers, and Others
Part 3 Division 6 - Prohibition Against Discriminatory Action

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

Part 3 Rights and Responsibilities

Part 4 General Conditions
4.1 - 4.12 Buildings, Structures, Equipment and Site Conditions
4.19 - 4.20 Impairment
4.20.1 - 4.23 Working Alone or in Isolation
4.27 - 4.31 Violence in the Workplace
4.46 - 4.53 Ergonomics (MSI) Requirements
4.70 - 4.80 Indoor Air Quality
4.81 - 4.82 Environmental Tobacco Smoke

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
5.76 - 5.81 Hazardous Wastes and Emissions
5.82 - 5.84 Personal Hygiene

Part 6 Substance Specific Requirements
6.33 - 6.40 Biological Agents
6.42 - 6.58 Cytotoxic Drugs

Part 7 Noise, Vibration, Radiation and Temperature
7.17 - 7.25 Division 3 - Radiation Exposure

Part 8 Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment
8.2 - 8.10 General Requirements
8.14 - 8.18 Eye and Face Protection
8.22 - 8.23 Footwear
8.32 - 8.45 Respirators



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