S-2.1, r. 5.1 - Regulation respecting sanitary conditions in industrial or other camps

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14. Duties of the employer: It is the duty of the employer:
(a)  to place at the disposal of the workers single beds with springs. Each bed must also have a mattress and a pillow. Those articles must be clean, in good condition and must have been previously disinfected.
Superimposed bunks are prohibited in any construction which serves as a dormitory in camps;
(b)  to supply each worker, on his arrival at camp, with clean bed-clothes, in good condition and disinfected; the bed-clothes must be for his exclusive personal use and must be washed at least once a month. If, in addition to woollen blankets, the employer supplies flannel or other sheets, they must be disinfected at the time of the worker’s arrival at camp, and then washed once a month. In that case, the woollen blankets need only be washed and disinfected at the opening of each working season;
(c)  to erect and equip a separate room, destined for use as a laundry, in order to allow the workers to wash their own clothes;
(d)  to install a boiler of sufficient capacity to supply the hot-water required for washing personal clothing. The employer may organize a laundry service. The room used as a laundry may also serve as a bathroom for the workers, or the employer shall equip a special room for that purpose and, in either case, install therein suitable tubs;
(e)  to equip, according to plans and specifications supplied or approved by the Minister, a drier to be used for drying the wet clothes of the workers;
(f)  to provide a sufficient supply of hot water in the dormitories and a space large enough to install a watertight sink and to permit the installation of at least 1 basin for each 5 workers;
(g)  to arrange a place to allow workers to put away their clothes and belongings in such a way as to prevent them from lying about the floor and to facilitate cleaning of the camps;
(h)  to supply for the women who will reside in each camp a room with a window and completely separate from the kitchen;
(i)  in the case of women having 1 child or more, to erect and furnish, according to plans and specifications supplied or accepted by the Minister, a dwelling separate from the dormitories and the kitchen;
(j)  to equip, according to plans and specifications supplied by the Minister, a pantry for storing perishable foodstuffs. The larder must have a wooden floor, a window and a ventilator;
(k)  to protect foodstuffs against flies, insects, vermin, dust, etc. and to refrain from placing any food on the floor;
(l)  to provide a suitable place for storing vegetables;
(m)  to protect all alimentary supplies, particularly meats, against any impurity during transportation;
(n)  to see to it that kitchen utensils are properly washed after being used and are kept in good condition. The inspector may prohibit the use of kitchen utensils which he finds in bad condition;
(o)  to see to it that the floors of the camps are washed at least once a week and damp-swept every day;
(p)  to arrange for harness and all other equipment used for horses or other work-animals to be kept in a place where they will not interfere with cleanliness or be a nuisance to the hygienic care of the camp;
(q)  to supply cuspidors for common rooms and dormitories and to arrange for them to be cleaned daily;
(r)  to take proper means to protect workers against flies and mosquitoes by installing insect screens at all openings;
(s)  to allow the inspectors of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs to visit at all times his camp and outbuildings, as well as the drinking-water intake and the sewer system.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. Q-2, r. 3, s. 14.