Relevant sections of the
Occupational Health and Safety Regulation*
Young or New Workers
3.23 Young or new worker orientation and training
(1) An employer must ensure that before a young or new worker begins work in a workplace, the young or new worker is given health and safety orientation and training specific to that young or new worker’s workplace.
3.5 General requirement
Every employer must ensure that regular inspections are made of all workplaces, including buildings, structures, grounds, excavations, tools, equipment, machinery and work methods and practices, at intervals that will prevent the development of unsafe working conditions.
Buildings, Structures and Equipment
4.3 Safe machinery and equipment
(1) The employer must ensure that each tool, machine and piece of equipment in the workplace is
(a) capable of safely performing the functions for which it is used, and
(b) selected, used and operated in accordance with
(i) the manufacturer’s instructions, if available,
(ii) safe work practices, and
(iii) the requirements of this Regulation.
(2) Unless otherwise specified by this Regulation, the installation, inspection, testing, repair and
maintenance of a tool, machine or piece of equipment must be carried out
(a) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and any standard the tool, machine or piece
of equipment is required to meet, or
(b) as specified by a professional engineer.
If machinery, equipment or a structure is dismantled in whole or in part, and subsequently re-assembled,
it must be checked by a qualified person and determined to be safe before operation or use.
* The sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation listed in this hazard alert do not imply
a breach of the Regulation on the part of any party that may have been involved in this incident.
The purpose in listing specific sections of the Regulation is to make readers aware of some of the
applicable sections of the Regulation.