This part of the Directive enhances and supplements Part X (Hazardous Substances) [] of the COHSR and should be read in that context.

This part includes specific provisions for dealing with asbestos and materials containing asbestos.

10.1 Records of Hazardous Substances

10.1.1 If the department does not control the workplace, the records shall be kept and maintained to the extent possible.

10.2 Hazard Investigation

10.2.1 No employee shall be required to conduct searches for potential chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive (CBRNE) or other threats in the workplace unless it is a part of the employee’s normal duties and the employee has been instructed and trained in safe methods and procedures.

10.2.2 The employer shall establish written methods and procedures for employees to follow and meet who may be required to conduct such searches as part of their normal duties.

10.2.3 The employer shall keep a record of all instruction and training provided for a period of 30 years after the date on which it was given.

10.3 Medical Examinations

10.3.1 Medical examinations for employees exposed to hazardous substances shall be administered as required in accordance with the Directive on Occupational Health Evaluations [] issued by the Treasury Board Secretariat.

10.4 Ventilation

10.4.1 The employer shall ensure that any ventilation system used in the workplace complies with the appropriate standard.

10.5 Asbestos Management

10.5.1 The employer shall comply with applicable federal, provincial, territorial and municipal regulations, statutes and requirements with respect to asbestos containing materials (ACM) in any government-owned, managed or leased facilities.

10.5.2 An asbestos management program and code of practice meeting the intent of the appropriate standard shall be followed if ACM may exist in any building or facility. The employer shall comply with all federal, provincial, territorial and municipal regulations, statutes, requirements and any appropriate standard with regard to ACM in government owned or leased buildings and facilities. In consultation with the appropriate health and safety committee, any policy and code of practice are to be established in response to the requirement for a comprehensive approach to asbestos management. This will ensure that the responsibilities of the department or agency, as building owner, tenant, landlord and employer, with respect to health and safety issues and environmental control issues, are fully addressed.

10.5.3 As a minimum requirement, departments and agencies will comply with Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Asbestos Management Standard

10.6 Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiation

10.6.1 The use of devices capable of producing and emitting energy in the form of ionizing or non-ionizing radiation shall comply with the appropriate standard.