Program-related: Rules that include program-related items such as procedures, policies, and plans necessary to meet a rule’s requirements.
Recordkeeping: Rules that require recordkeeping for activities such as injury reporting, equipment inspections, medical monitoring, and hazard communication.
Training: Rules that include requirements for employee training.
Written-document: Rules that have requirements for documenting programs, procedures, records, and equipment inspections in writing.
Manufacturer: Rules that require employers to follow manufacturer’s instructions or recommendations.
Competent person: Rules that include requirements for “competent persons” – the term for someone who can evaluate hazardous conditions and mechanical systems, inspect equipment, and train others to work safely.
Qualified person: Like the competent person, a “qualified person” is one who can evaluate hazardous conditions and mechanical systems, inspect equipment, and train others. The qualified person must also have a recognized degree or professional certificate.
Our rules are organized in divisions. The industry your business is in determines your division:
- Division 1 – General administrative rules: includes rules that apply to most employers
- Division 2 – General industry rules: includes rules that apply to most employers - except construction, agriculture and forest activities employers
- Division 3 – Construction rules: includes rules that apply to most construction employers
- Division 4 – Agriculture rules: includes rules that apply to most agricultural employers
- Division 7 – Forest activities rules: includes rules that apply to forest activities employers