Prevention Policies Directory

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We've listed 20 policies under your selection of "Policy type". The most recently adopted policies are first.

Building Code, O Reg 332/12

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Ultraviolet Radiation, Welding
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2012

Alberta Environmental Code of Practice for Pesticides

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2010
This code of Practice provides specific details regarding the safe sales, handling, use and application of pesticides to ensure environmental protection. Pesticide applicators and other described pesticide users, pesticide services, and pesticide vendors within the Province of Alberta must comply with these requirements. It permits the application of glyphosate provided that it complies with Sections 7-10 of the code.

Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009 Order, Alta Reg 87/2009

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2009
This Order adopts the Occupational Health and Safety Code for Alberta under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It requires that a employers ensure that a worker’s exposure to any substance listed does not exceed its occupational exposure limits.

Fire Code, O Reg 213/07

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Ultraviolet Radiation, Welding
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2007

Code of Practice for the Concrete and Concrete Products Industry, BC Reg 329/2007

Location: British Columbia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2009
Year of adoption: 2007

The code of practice establishes province-wide standards for waste discharge, including contamination of ground and/or surface water and air emissions of fine and/or coarse particulates from the concrete and concrete products industry.

REPEALED Manitoba Building Code, Man Reg 127/2006

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2006

This regulation requires that the provisions for sections 3 and 4 of The Non-Smokers Protection Act, that require a separate ventilation system in a tobacconist's shop or in a designated smoking room under that Act, are adopted as building construction standards in Manitoba.

REPEALED Building Code, O Reg 350/06

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2006

Section 3.1.1.3 requires that buildings built in the City of Elliot Lake, the Township of Faraday, and the Township of Hyman must be constructed so that the annual average concentration of radon 222 does not exceed 250 millibecquerels per litre of air and the annual average concentration of the short lived daughters of radon 222 does not exceed 0.02 working levels inside the building. It also places restrictions on the use of asbestos.

REPEALED Code of Practice for the Discharge of Produced Water from Coalbed Gas Operations, BC Reg 156/2005

Location: British Columbia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2005

The Coalbed Gas Code of Practice prohibits the surface discharge of produced water from coalbed gas operations unless an exemption has been granted under the Waste Discharge Regulation. Surface discharge must be monitored for: PAHs, volatile hydrocarbons, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes, radium 226, uranium, and lead 210.

Pesticides Management Code, RRQ, c P-9.3, r 1

Location: Québec
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 1905
Year of adoption: 2003
This code contains standards concerning storage, sale, and use of pesticides. It prohibits the sale or offer for sale of Class 4 or 5 pesticides that are intended to be applied on lawns that contain an active ingredient listed in Schedule I of this code, which includes malathion. It also prohibits the application of pesticides containing an active ingredient listed in Schedule I of this code on lawns on: (1) land owned by the State; (2) land owned by municipalities, a metropolitan community and the Katvik Regional Government, except for the unused parts of street rights-of-way; (3) land owned by educational institutions at the college and university level; (4) land owned by health and social institutions; and (5) land where sports, recreational, cultural or artistic activities are held for children under 14 years of age. This code also permits the application of glyphosate on leaves with a knapsack sprayer or ramp-type sprayer on a road railway or power corridor more than 10m from a watercourse or body of water and on a tree stump more than 15m from a watercourse or body of water.

Construction Code, RRQ, c B-1.1, r 2

Location: Québec
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2000

The code applies to all construction work to which the Building Act applies that is performed on a building, including its vicinity. The code also applies to any facility intended for use by the public. It includes requirements to protect building inhabitants from radon gas.

REPEALED Fire Code, O Reg 388/97

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Ultraviolet Radiation, Welding
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1997

REPEALED Building Code, O Reg 403/97

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1997

Section 2.1.1.8 requires that buildings built in the City of Elliot Lake, the Township of Faraday, and the Township of Hyman must be constructed so that the annual average concentration of radon 222 does not exceed 250 millibecquerels per litre of air and the annual average concentration of the short lived daughters of radon 222 does not exceed 0.02 working levels inside the building. It also places restrictions on the use of asbestos.

Code of Practice for Working with Material Containing Asbestos Regulation, NB Reg 92-106

Location: New Brunswick
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2003
Year of adoption: 1992
This regulation states that an employer whose employees work with or disturb material containing asbestos at a place of employment shall adopt the code of practice entitled “A Code of Practice for Working with Materials Containing Asbestos in New Brunswick” as prepared by the New Brunswick Occupational Health and Safety Commission and dated March 19, 1992.

Human Rights Code, RSO 1990, c H.19

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Tobacco, Tobacco sales, Youth access
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1990

X-ray Safety Code, RRO 1990, Reg 543

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2011
Year of adoption: 1990
This regulation governs the installation and operation of X-ray equipment by trained professionals and the level of exposure to radiation for workers and patients in medical, chiropractic, and dental facilities.

Highway Safety Code, RSQ, c C-24.2

Location: Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Road safety
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1986

Canada Labour Code, RSC 1985, c L-2

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: General, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1985

Part II of this code deals with Occupational Health and Safety. The purpose of this Part is to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with or occurring in the course of employment to which this Part applies.

Safety Code for the construction industry, RRQ, c S-2.1, r 4

Location: Québec
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Eye protection, Occupational health and safety, Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke, Ultraviolet Radiation, Welding
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1981