Legal and Regulation Essay

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Legal and Regulation



Legal and Regulation

Asbestos means any of the following fibrous silicates: actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite,
chrysotle, crocidolite or tremolite; fibre means a fibre of asbestos that is more than
five micrometres in length and less than three micrometres in width and that has a length
to width ratio not less than three to one as viewed in a phase contrast optical microscope
at for hundred to five hundred magnification; joint health and safety committee includes
a joint health and safety committee includes a joint health and safety committee
established under section 9 of the Act, a committee of like nature and the workers or
their representatives who participate in an arrangement, program or system conforming to
subsection 9 (4) of the Act.

Regulation applies, to every employer operating a mine or mining plant for the purpose of
mining, crushing, grinding or sifting asbestos and to those workers of such an employer
who are likely to inhale or ingest asbestos; to every employer processing, adapting or
using asbestos in connection with the manufacturing or assembling of goods or products and
to those workers of such an employer who are likely to inhale or ingest asbestos; and to
every employer, engaged in the repair, alteration or maintenance of machinery, equipment,
aircraft, ships, locomotives, railway cars and vehicles and to those workers of such an
employer who are likely to inhale or ingest asbestos, engaged in work on a building that
is necessarily incidental to the repair, alteration or maintenance of machinery or
equipment and those workers of such an employer who are likely to inhale or ingest
asbestos. An employer to whom this Regulation applies shall take every precaution
reasonable in the circumstances to ensure that every worker who is not an employer and who
works in the workplace of the employer is protected and every worker shall comply with the
requirements of the employer.

Every employer to who this Regulation applies shall cause an assessment to be made in
writing of the exposure of likelihood of exposure of a worker to the inhalation or
ingestion of asbestos. In causing the assessment to be made, the employer shall consider
and take into account such matter as, the methods and procedures used or to be used in the
processing mining, use, handling or storage of asbestos; the extent and potential extent
of the exposure of a worker to the inhalation for ingestion of asbestos; and the measures
and procedures necessary to control such exposure by means of engineering controls, work
practice and hygiene practices ands facilities.

A respirator provided by an employer and used by a worker in a Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 operation,
the measures and procedures apply to Type 1 operations: before beginning work, visible
dust shall be removed with a damp clothe or a vacuum equipped with a help filter from any
surface in the area, including the thin to be worked on, if the dust on that surface is
likely to be disturbed. The spread of asbestos dust from the work area shall be
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