OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 14 Lifting and Handling Loads

Section 209.1 Work site design – health care facilities

(1) An employer must ensure that appropriate patient/client/resident handling equipment is adequately incorporated into the design and construction of

(a) a new health care facility, and

(b) a health care facility undergoing significant physical alterations, renovations or repairs.

(2) An employer must ensure that any new patient/client/resident handling equipment installed at an existing work site, including vehicles in which patient/client/resident handling occurs, fits adequately in the space intended for it.

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to health care facility construction, alterations, renovations or repairs started before July 1, 2009.