Policy

Pesticides Policy

Effective: September 2000
Reviewed: July 2017
Revised:  July 2017
Signature/Position: Vice-President, Finance, Administration and Risk

Applicable Legislation:

Pest Control Products Act, S.C. 2002, c.28
Pesticides Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.11
O.Reg.914/90, General Regulation
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations, R.R.O. 1990
, c.D.1

Fall Protection Policy

Applicable Legislation:

O. Reg. 851, R.R.O. 1990, Industrial Establishments, Section 85
O. Reg. 213/91 Construction Projects, Section 26, Section 207
O. Reg.145/00 Regulation to Amend O. Reg. 213/91

Working Alone Policy

Effective: September 2000
Review: July 2017
Revised: July 2017
Signature/Position: Vice-President, Finance, Administration and Risk

Applicable Legislation:

Occupational Health and Safety Act, (OHSA), R.S.O. 1990
Industrial Establishments
Regulation 851. R.R.O. 1990
Construction Projects Regulations 213/91

Lockout/Tagout Policy

Related Guideline:
Lockout/Tagout Guidelines

Effective:  September 2000
Reviewed:  July 2017
Revised:  July 2017
Signature/Position: Vice-President, Finance, Administration and Risk

Applicable Legislation:

Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), R.S.O. 1990
O. Reg. 213/91 1991(as amended), Construction Projects
O. Reg. 851 R.R.O. 1990 (as amended), Industrial Establishments

Firearms Policy

Applicable Legislation:

The Firearms Act, 1998

Intent:

To restrict and control firearms on University owned, leased, or managed property.

Definition:

firearm

any firearm regulated by the Firearms Act.

Return to Work Policy

Applicable Legislation:

Ontario Human Rights Code, 1995
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997.

Intent :

To summarize prescribed responsibilities about returning to work after injury or illness, and to outline University procedures that assist injured or disabled employees in a safe and timely return to the workplace.

Occupational Health Surveillance Policy

Effective: September 2000
Revised: January 2016
Signature/Position: Vice-President, Finance, Administration and Risk
 

Applicable Legislation:

Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), R.S.O. 1990, Sections 26, 28
Human Pathogens & Toxins Act
Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines
O.Reg. 629/94 Diving Operations
CSA Standard Z275.2-11Occuptaional Safety Code for Diving Operations
CSA Standard z275.4-12 Competency Standard for Diving, Hyperbaric Chamber and Remotely Operated Vehicle Operations

Fire Alarm Systems and Fire Suppression Systems Policy

Applicable Legislation:

National Fire Code of Canada, 1995
Ontario Fire Code (O.Reg. 388/97)

Intent:

To outline responsibility for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems and fire suppression systems in University-owned or leased buildings.

Definitions:

fire alarm system

a combination of devices designed to warn the building occupants of a fire emergency condition.

fire suppression system

a system intended to automatically detect and extinguish a fire.

Portable Fire Extinguishers Policy

Applicable Legislation:

Ontario Fire Code (O.Reg. 388/97)
Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), O.Reg. 851 Industrial Establishments, Section123(1)
NFPA 10, Portable Fire Extinguishers

Intent:

To outline essential requirements of the Ontario Fire Code regarding portable fire extinguishers, and to promote the placement of fire extinguishers in the workplace that is appropriate for the potential fire risk.

Fire Safety Plans Policy

Applicable Legislation:

Ontario Fire Code (O.Reg.388/97)

Intent:

To outline requirements for Fire Safety Plans and to identify responsibilities for their implementation. 

Definitions:

approved

means approved by the Chief Fire Official

assembly occupancy

(Group ‘A’) means the occupancy or the use of a building, or part thereof, by a gathering of persons for civic, political, travel, religious, social, educational, recreational or like purposes or for the consumption of food or drink.