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Introduction
General Health & Safety Rules
Health & Safety Policy
Contractor Safety
Hazardous Conditions
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Job Safety Analysis
Maintenance
Pre-Start Safety Review
Health & Safety Responsibilities


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WHMIS
Pre-Start Safety Review Date: 6/20/2007
Procedure No HS-1.12 Revision
Issued by: Title:
1. Purpose
The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that a new or modified apparatus, structure, protective element or process is constructed, added to, installed or modified in accordance with all applicable legislation, codes, standards and guidelines. It also serves to ensure that specific hazards are thoroughly identified and effectively controlled.

2. Scope
This procedure applies to Goodreau Excavating Ltd. staff who are responsible for:
1 Construction, addition or installation of a new apparatus, structure, protective element or process
2 Modifications to an existing apparatus, structure, protective element or process
3. Definitions

Pre-start Safety Review - a thorough review of the measures, steps, actions, or engineering controls necessary to bring the construction, addition, installation, or modification of an apparatus, structure, protective element or process into compliance with the applicable provisions of the Regulations for Industrial Establishments as listed in section 7 Table (of the Regulation.)

4. References
Occupational Health & Safety Act
Regulations for Industrial Establishments, s. 7
Guidelines for Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews: How to Apply Section 7 of the Regulations for Industrial Establishments, April 2001, Ontario Ministry of Labour.

5. Procedures

5.1 General

A Pre-Start Safety Review shall be carried out before the apparatus, structure, protective element or process is used.

It must be conducted by a Professional Engineer or “knowledgeable person” who possesses specific qualifications relating to the design review. In some cases, the designer can conduct the review; provided that a written report is prepared that details compliance with applicable legislation, codes and standards.

A Pre-Start Safety Review is required for the construction, addition or installation of a new apparatus, structure, protective element, or process, or the modification to an existing apparatus, structure, protective element or process in the following circumstances and related requirements of the Regulations for Industrial Establishments:
1) Flammable liquids are located or dispensed in a building, room or area. {Section 22(1)(2) and (4)}
2) Any of the following are used as protective elements in connection with an apparatus: Machine safeguarding devices that signal the apparatus to stop; barrier guards that use interlocking mechanical or electrical safeguarding devices. {Sections 24-28, 31, 32}
3) Materials, articles or things are placed or stored on a structure that is a rack or stacking structure. {Section 45(b)}
4) A process involves a risk of ignition or explosion that creates a condition of imminent hazard to a person’s health or safety. {Section 63}
5) The use of a dust collector involves a risk of ignition or explosion that creates a condition of imminent hazard to a person’s health or safety. {Section 65}
6) Melting or production of aluminum or steel or a foundry melting or handling molten material. {Section 87, 90-99, 101, 102}
7) The construction, addition, installation or modification relates to a lifting device, traveling crane or automobile hoist. {Sections 51 and 53}
8) A process uses or produces a substance that may result in the exposure of a worker in excess of any occupational exposure limit set out in the Designated Substance Regulations or the Regulation Respecting Biological and Chemical Substances. (Sections 127 and 128 of the Industrial Regulations apply}

5.2 Report

The written Pre-Start Health and Safety Review should contain, but not be limited to the following:
1 Details of measures to be taken to bring the apparatus, structure, protective element or process into compliance with applicable legislation, codes and standards
2 Related references to standards, specifications, calculations, risk analyses or other parameters upon which the review is based
3 If testing is required prior to use, protective measures and precautions for testing procedures should be detailed
4 Structural adequacy
5 Date and signature of the person performing the review

The report, and all supporting documentation, shall be kept at the location by the President or designate.

A copy of the report shall be provided to the Health and Safety Representative prior to putting the apparatus, structure, protective element or process into use.

6. Documentation
Pre-Start Safety Review reports and supporting documentation.