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HANDI-GUIDE to Federal Workplace Health and Safety Legislation - 2019 Edition + ProView
By: HATSCAN, Don Buchanan
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This handy up-to-date in-the-field reference contains the full text of the workplace health and safety legislation applicable to federally-regulated employers, plus 7 interpretive chapters. This guide is current to March 2019. Some of the important regulatory highlights and changes addressed in this edition include:

The HANDI-GUIDE contains 7 interpretive chapters, plus the following legislation:

  •  Part II, Occupational Health and Safety, Canada Labour Code
  • Canadian Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
  • Policy Committees, Work Place Committees and Health and Safety Representatives Regulations
  • Aviation Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • Coal Mining Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
  • On Board Trains Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

The interpretive chapters include:

  •  NEW: Regulatory Update – reviews the most important regulatory changes from 2016 to early 2019, and discusses other changes that will occur in 2019 and 2020; information on contacting and reporting to the federal Labour Program (Workplace Health and Safety); OHS Resources available from the Labour Program; Labour Program’s Forward Regulatory Plan
  • Chapter 1 reviews the general duties of employers, supervisors and employees with duties under federal OHS legislation.
  • Chapter 2 addresses enforcement mechanisms, powers of health and safety officers, and principles of due diligence as related to OHS compliance.
  • Chapter 3 reviews the OHS responsibilities of supervisors.
  • Chapter 4 discusses the OHS responsibilities of workers.
  • Chapter 5 references the Policy Committees, Work Place Committees and Health and Safety Representatives Regulations and outlines the role of occupational health and safety committees & occupational health and safety representatives. In addition, this chapter discusses the requirement for employers with 300+ employees to have a policy health and safety committee.

Some of the important regulatory matters and topical issues addressed in the Regulatory Update include:

  • Updated OELs for Grain Dust and Flour Dust
  • Airborne Asbestos – Updates to OHS Regulations
  • Summary of Compliance with WHMIS 2015
  • Workplace Impairment and Cannabis
  • Prevention of Harassment and Violence in Federally Regulated Workplaces
  • Administrative Monetary Penalties for OHS Violations (proposed; not yet in force)
  • Adding a Privacy Notice to Hazardous Occurrence Reports
  • Amendments to COHS Regulations – Safety Equipment/Materials Standards
  • Minor Amendments to Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
  • Amendments to COHS Regulations – thermal stress, nanoparticles and ultraviolet radiation
  • Amending the COHS Regulations – Confined Spaces
  • Amending Four Occupational Health and Safety Regulations – Updating References to Standards

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About the Author
Don Buchanan is an Edmonton-based writer and editor ( He was the original editor of the HANDI-GUIDE to Alberta's OH & S Act, Regulation and Code (First Edition) and the ZERO Injuries Handbook. He authors Carswell's series of HANDI-GUIDES, including editions for AB, BC, SK, MB, Atlantic Canada and Federally Regulated Workplaces. He has also contributed to the Carswell series of Triform Notebooks on workplace health and safety. Operating as, Don has written for a wide range of corporate clients and publications on diverse topics, including aspects of corporate responsibility, workplace health and safety, workplace wellness, construction/engineering, physical activity and active living, workers' compensation, WHMIS, TDG, and environmental compliance.
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