OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 2 Hazard Assessment, Elimination and Control

Section 9 Hazard elimination and control

(1) If an existing or potential hazard to workers is identified during a hazard assessment, an employer must take measures in accordance with this section to

(a) eliminate the hazards, or

(b) if elimination is not reasonably practicable, control the hazard.

(2) If reasonably practicable, an employer must eliminate or control a hazard through the use of engineering controls.

(3) If a hazard cannot be eliminated or controlled under subsection (2), the employer must use administrative controls that control the hazard to a level as low as reasonably achievable.

(4) If the hazard cannot be eliminated or controlled under subsections (2) or (3), the employer must ensure that the appropriate personal protective equipment is used by workers affected by the hazard.

(5) If the hazard cannot be eliminated or controlled under subsections (2), (3) or (4), the employer may use a combination of engineering controls, administrative controls or personal protective equipment if there is a greater level of worker safety because a combination is used.