CNESST Zero Tolerance

by Jul 10, 2019Machine Safety

In Quebec, the health and safety of workers is a priority framed in section 2 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (LSST), which defines its purpose by eliminating at the source of the hazards to health, safety and health and physical integrity of workers. In this definition, the dangers to the health, safety and physical integrity of workers are absolutely referred without mentioning any particular criterion to avoid any possibility of misinterpretation that may lead to depreciation or to neglect one or more corrective measures. However, because of the severity and the high frequency of certain situations, the CNESST has identified nine (9) points with zero tolerance that concerns all work environments, namely :

  1. Falls from heights of over 3 meters
  2. Falls from height from a ladder
  3. Contact with a moving part of a machine
  4. Electrification with an overhead power line
  5. Collapse of a scaffold
  6. Collapse of the walls of an unsupported dig
  7. Exposure to asbestos dust
  8. Exposure to silica dust
  9. Unstable rocks

This blogue will cover the third point : Contact with a moving part of a machine.

In Quebec, the health and safety of workers is a priority framed in section 2 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (LSST), which defines its purpose by eliminating at the source of the hazards to health, safety and health and physical integrity of workers. In this definition, the dangers to the health, safety and physical integrity of workers are absolutely referred without mentioning any particular criterion to avoid any possibility of misinterpretation that may lead to depreciation or to neglect one or more corrective measures. However, because of the severity and the high frequency of certain situations, the CNESST has identified nine (9) points with zero tolerance that concerns all work environments, namely :

  1. Falls from heights of over 3 meters
  2. Falls from height from a ladder
  3. Contact with a moving part of a machine
  4. Electrification with an overhead power line
  5. Collapse of a scaffold
  6. Collapse of the walls of an unsupported dig
  7. Exposure to asbestos dust
  8. Exposure to silica dust
  9. Unstable rocks

This blogue will cover the third point : Contact with a moving part of a machine.

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