Hazardous Products Regulations (SOR/2015-17)

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Hazardous Products Regulations

SOR/2015-17

HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS ACT

Registration 2015-01-30

Hazardous Products Regulations

P.C. 2015-40 2015-01-29

Whereas, pursuant to section 19Footnote a of the Hazardous Products ActFootnote b, the Minister of Health has consulted with the government of each province and with the organizations representative of workers, organizations representative of employers and organizations representative of suppliers that the Minister considers appropriate;

Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Health, pursuant to subsection 15(1)Footnote c of the Hazardous Products ActFootnote b, makes the annexed Hazardous Products Regulations.

PART 1Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

    Act

    Loi

    Act means the Hazardous Products Act. (Loi)

    aerosol dispenser

    générateur d’aérosol

    aerosol dispenser means a non-refillable receptacle made of metal, glass or plastic and containing a gas that is compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure, with or without a liquid, foam, mousse, paste, gel or powder, and fitted with a release device allowing the contents to be ejected in the form of solid or liquid particles in suspension in a gas, as a foam, mousse, paste, gel or powder or in a liquid or gaseous state. (générateur d’aérosol)

    ATE

    ETA

    ATE means an acute toxicity estimate, and includes the LD50 and the LC50, and the acute toxicity point estimate determined in accordance with the table to section 8.1.7. (ETA)

    CAS registry number

    numéro d’enregistrement CAS

    CAS registry number means the identification number assigned to a chemical by the Chemical Abstracts Service, a division of the American Chemical Society. (numéro d’enregistrement CAS)

    chemical name

    dénomination chimique

    chemical name means a scientific designation of a material or substance that is made in accordance with the rules of nomenclature of either the Chemical Abstracts Service, a division of the American Chemical Society, or the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, or a scientific designation of a material or substance that is internationally recognized and that clearly identifies the material or substance. (dénomination chimique)

    flash point

    point d’éclair

    flash point means the lowest temperature, corrected to the standard pressure of 101.3 kPa, at which the application of an ignition source causes the vapours of a liquid to ignite. (point d’éclair)

    gas

    gaz

    gas means a mixture or substance that

    • (a) at 50°C has an absolute vapour pressure of greater than 300 kPa; or

    • (b) is completely gaseous at 20°C and at the standard pressure of 101.3 kPa. (gaz)

    GHS

    SGH

    GHS means the United Nations document entitled Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), Fifth Revised Edition. (SGH)

    hazardous ingredient

    ingrédient dangereux

    hazardous ingredient means an ingredient in a mixture that, when evaluated as an individual substance, is classified in a category or subcategory of a health hazard class. (ingrédient dangereux)

    hazard statement

    mention de danger

    hazard statement means a phrase assigned to a category or subcategory of a hazard class or, in the case of column 5 of Parts 4 to 6 of Schedule 5, the required statement that describes the nature of the hazard presented by a hazardous product. (mention de danger)

    initial boiling point

    point d’ébullition initial

    initial boiling point means the temperature of a liquid at which its vapour pressure is equal to the standard pressure of 101.3 kPa, i.e., the temperature at which the first gas bubble appears. (point d’ébullition initial)

    initial supplier identifier

    identificateur du fournisseur initial

    initial supplier identifier means the name, address and telephone number of

    • (a) the manufacturer; or

    • (b) the importer of the hazardous product who operates in Canada. (identificateur du fournisseur initial)

    LC50

    CL50

    LC50 means the concentration of a mixture or substance in air that causes the death of 50.0% of a group of test animals. (CL50)

    LD50

    DL50

    LD50 means the single dose of a mixture or substance that, when administered by a particular exposure route in an animal study, is expected to cause the death of 50.0% of a given animal population. (DL50)

    liquid

    liquide

    liquid means a mixture or substance that

    • (a) at 50°C has a vapour pressure of 300 kPa or less;

    • (b) is not completely gaseous at 20°C and at the standard pressure of 101.3 kPa; and

    • (c) has a melting point or initial melting point of 20°C or less at the standard pressure of 101.3 kPa or, in the case of a mixture or substance for which neither can be determined, is shown

      • (i) to be a liquid as a result of the ASTM International method ASTM D4359-90, entitled Standard Test Method for Determining Whether a Material Is a Liquid or a Solid, as amended from time to time, or

      • (ii) to not be pasty as a result of the test for determining fluidity (penetrometer test), referred to in section 4 of chapter 3 of Part 2, numbered 2.3.4, of Annex A of the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, as amended from time to time. (liquide)

    Manual of Tests and Criteria

    Manuel d’épreuves et de critères

    Manual of Tests and Criteria means the United Nations document entitled Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Manual of Tests and Criteria, as amended from time to time. (Manuel d’épreuves et de critères)

    manufacturer

    fabricant

    manufacturer means a supplier who, in the course of business in Canada, manufactures, produces, processes, packages or labels a hazardous product and sells it. (fabricant)

    OECD

    OCDE

    OECD means the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (OCDE)

    outer container

    contenant externe

    outer container means the most outward container of a hazardous product that is visible under normal conditions of handling, but does not include the most outward container if it is the only container of the hazardous product. (contenant externe)

    pictogram

    pictogramme

    pictogram means a graphical composition that includes a symbol along with other graphical elements, such as a border or background colour. (pictogramme)

    precautionary statement

    conseil de prudence

    precautionary statement means a phrase that describes the recommended measures to take in order to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to a hazardous product or resulting from improper storage or handling of a hazardous product. (conseil de prudence)

    product identifier

    identificateur de produit

    product identifier means, in respect of a hazardous product, the brand name, chemical name, common name, generic name or trade name. (identificateur de produit)

    risk group classification

    classification par groupe de risque

    risk group classification means, in relation to the “Biohazardous Infectious Materials” health hazard class, classification in Risk Group 2, Risk Group 3 or Risk Group 4 as defined in subsection 3(1) of the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act. (classification par groupe de risque)

    SADT or self-accelerating decomposition temperature

    TDAA ou température de décomposition autoaccélérée

    SADT or self-accelerating decomposition temperature means the lowest temperature at which self-accelerating decomposition occurs. (TDAA ou température de décomposition autoaccélérée)

    scientifically validated method

    méthode validée sur le plan scientifique

    scientifically validated method means, in relation to a hazard, a method that specifies standards for the evaluation of that hazard and whose results are accurate and reproducible, in accordance with established scientific principles. (méthode validée sur le plan scientifique)

    signal word

    mention d’avertissement

    signal word means, in respect of a hazardous product, the word “Danger” or “Warning” that is used to alert the reader to a potential hazard and to indicate its severity. (mention d’avertissement)

    solid

    solide

    solid means a mixture or substance that is not a liquid or gas. (solide)

    United Nations Model Regulations

    Règlement type des Nations Unies

    United Nations Model Regulations means the United Nations document entitled Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Model Regulations, as amended from time to time. (Règlement type des Nations Unies)

    UN number

    numéro ONU

    UN number means the four-digit identification number issued in accordance with the United Nations Model Regulations. (numéro ONU)

    vapour

    vapeur

    vapour means the gaseous form of a mixture or substance released from its liquid or solid state. (vapeur)

    work place

    lieu de travail

    work place means a place where a person works for remuneration. (lieu de travail)

  • Marginal note:Reference to hazard class

    (2) In these Regulations, a reference to a hazard class is to be read as a reference to a hazard class that is listed in Schedule 2 to the Act.

  • Marginal note:Health professionals

    (3) For the purposes of Parts 5 and 6, health professionals are

    • (a) physicians who are registered, and entitled under the laws of a province to practise medicine and who are practising medicine under those laws in that province; and

    • (b) nurses who are registered or licensed, and entitled under the laws of a province to practise nursing and who are practising nursing under those laws in that province.

  • Marginal note:Interpretation of “should”

    (4) When the word “should” is used in a text that is referenced or incorporated by reference in these Regulations, it is to be read as imperative, unless the context requires otherwise.

 
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