Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/2010-120)

Regulations are current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2012-12-07. Previous Versions

Laboratories

 The label of the container of a controlled product in a laboratory on a vessel must disclose

  • (a) if the controlled product is used exclusively in the laboratory, the product identifier;

  • (b) if the controlled product is a mixture or substance undergoing an analysis, test or evaluation in the laboratory, the product identifier; and

  • (c) if the controlled product originates from a laboratory supply house and was received in a container containing a quantity of less than 10 kg, the following information:

    • (i) the product identifier,

    • (ii) if a material safety data sheet is available, a statement to that effect,

    • (iii) risk phrases that are appropriate to the controlled product,

    • (iv) precautionary measures to be followed when handling, using or being exposed to the controlled product, and

    • (v) if appropriate, first aid measures to be taken in case of exposure to the controlled product.

Signs

 The information disclosed on a sign referred to in subsection 265(3), section 267 or paragraph 272(b) must be of a size that is clearly legible to the employees in the work place.

Replacing Labels

 If, on a vessel, a label applied to a controlled product or a container of a controlled product becomes illegible or is removed from the controlled product or the container, the employer must replace the label with a work place label that discloses the following information:

  • (a) the product identifier;

  • (b) hazard information in respect of the controlled product; and

  • (c) a statement indicating that a material safety data sheet for the controlled product is available on the vessel.

Exemptions from Disclosure

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), if an employer has filed a claim for exemption from the requirement to disclose information on a material safety data sheet or on a label under subsection 11(2) of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, the employer must disclose, in place of the information that the employer is exempt from disclosing,

    • (a) if there is no final disposition of the proceedings in relation to the claim, the date that the claim for exemption was filed and the registry number assigned to the claim under the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act; and

    • (b) if the final disposition of the proceedings in relation to the claim is that the claim is valid, a statement that an exemption has been granted and the date on which the exemption was granted.

  • (2) If a claim for exemption referred to in subsection (1) is in respect of the chemical name, common name, generic name, trade name or brand name of a controlled product, the employer must, on the material safety data sheet or label of the controlled product, replace that information with a code name or code number specified by the employer as the product identifier for that controlled product.

Hazardous Waste

 If a controlled product on a vessel is hazardous waste, the employer must clearly identify it as hazardous waste by

  • (a) applying a label to the hazardous waste or its container; or

  • (b) posting a sign in a conspicuous place near the hazardous waste or its container.