Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/86-304)

Regulations are current to 2016-06-06 and last amended on 2015-09-14. Previous Versions

Exemptions from Disclosure

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

    • (a) where there is no final disposition of the proceedings in relation to the claim, the date on which the claim for exemption was registered and the registry number assigned to the claim under that Act; and

    • (b) where 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) Where a claim for exemption is in respect of the chemical name, common name, generic name, trade name or brand name of a controlled product, the employer shall, on the material safety data sheet or label of the controlled product, replace that name with a code name or code number specified by the employer as the product identifier for that controlled product.

  • SOR/88-68, s. 12;
  • SOR/96-294, s. 2.

Hazardous Waste

 Where a controlled product in a work place is hazardous waste, the employer shall disclose the generic name and hazard information in respect of the controlled product 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.

  • SOR/88-68, s. 12;
  • SOR/94-263, s. 42;
  • SOR/96-294, s. 2;
  • SOR/2002-208, s. 43(F).

Information Required in a Medical Emergency

 For the purposes of subsection 125.2(1) of the Act, a medical professional is a registered nurse registered or licensed under the laws of a province.

  • SOR/96-294, s. 2.

Fire and Explosion Prevention

  •  (1) [Repealed, SOR/98-427, s. 9]

  • (2) For the purpose of interpreting the standards referred to in sections 10.46 to 10.49,

    • (a) [Repealed, SOR/2000-374, s. 4]

    • (b) dangerous goods means controlled products used in these Regulations; and

    • (c) in respect of a controlled product classified under the Controlled Products Regulations,

      • (i) flammable liquids means flammable liquids used in these Regulations,

      • (ii) combustible liquids means combustible liquids used in these Regulations,

      • (iii) compressed gases means compressed gases used in these Regulations,

      • (iv) reactive substances means reactive flammable materials used in these Regulations,

      • (v) aerosol products means flammable aerosols used in these Regulations,

      • (vi) poisonous and infectious substances means poisonous and infectious materials used in these Regulations,

      • (vii) corrosive substances" means corrosive materials used in these Regulations, and

      • (viii) oxidizing substances means oxidizing materials used in these Regulations.

  • SOR/96-294, s. 2;
  • SOR/98-427, s. 9;
  • SOR/2000-374, s. 4.

 Controlled products shall be stored in accordance with subsections 3.2.7, 3.2.8, 3.2.9 and 3.3.4 of the National Fire Code.

  • SOR/96-294, s. 2;
  • SOR/2000-374, s. 5.

 Flammable aerosols shall be stored in accordance with subsection 3.2.5 of the National Fire Code.

  • SOR/96-294, s. 2;
  • SOR/2000-374, s. 5.

 The provisions of Part 3 of the National Fire Code apply as follows:

  • (a) compressed gases shall be stored and handled in accordance with subsections 3.2.8 and 3.3.5;

  • (b) reactive flammable materials shall be stored and handled in accordance with subsections 3.2.7 and 3.3.4;

  • (c) poisonous and infectious materials shall be stored and handled in accordance with subsections 3.2.7, 3.2.8 and 3.3.4;

  • (d) corrosive materials shall be stored and handled in accordance with subsections 3.2.7, 3.2.8 and 3.3.4; and

  • (e) oxidizing materials shall be stored and handled in accordance with subsections 3.2.7, 3.2.8 and 3.3.4.

  • SOR/96-294, s. 2;
  • SOR/2000-374, s. 5.

 The provisions of Part 4 of the National Fire Code apply as follows:

  • (a) areas used for the storage, handling and use of flammable liquids and combustible liquids shall meet the standards set out in subsection 4.1.5, with the exception of article 4.1.5.6;

  • (b) the drainage and disposal of flammable liquids and combustible liquids shall be in accordance with subsection 4.1.6;

  • (c) flammable liquids and combustible liquids shall be stored in storage tanks meeting the standards set out in subsection 4.1.8;

  • (d) maintenance and operating procedures shall be established to prevent the escape of flammable liquids and combustible liquids, as required by subsection 4.1.6;

  • (e) general container storage and handling of flammable liquids and combustible liquids shall be in accordance with subsections 4.2.1 to 4.2.8, with the exception of paragraph 4.2.8.4(d);

  • (f) rooms used for container storage of flammable liquids and combustible liquids shall conform with subsection 4.2.9, with the exception of article 4.2.9.3;

  • (g) cabinets used for container storage of flammable liquids and combustible liquids shall conform with subsection 4.2.10;

  • (h) outdoor container storage of flammable liquids and combustible liquids shall be in accordance with subsection 4.2.11;

  • (i) storage tanks for flammable liquids and combustible liquids shall conform with section 4.3, with the exception of paragraph 4.3.13.1(1)(d), articles 4.3.13.5 and 4.3.15.2 and sentences 4.3.16.1(3) and (4);

  • (j) piping and transfer systems for flammable liquids and combustible liquids shall conform with section 4.4, with the exception of articles 4.4.6.2, 4.4.11.1 and 4.4.11.2; and

  • (k) flammable liquid and combustible liquid installations on piers and wharves shall conform with section 4.7, with the exception of article 4.7.10.2.

  • SOR/96-294, s. 2;
  • SOR/2000-374, s. 5;
  • SOR/2011-206, s. 4(E).

PART XIConfined Spaces

Interpretation

 In this Part,

class of confined spaces

class of confined spaces means a group of at least two confined spaces that are likely, by reason of their similarity, to present the same hazards to persons entering, exiting or occupying them; (catégorie d’espaces clos)

confined space

confined space means an enclosed or partially enclosed space that

  • (a) is not designed or intended for human occupancy except for the purpose of performing work,

  • (b) has restricted means of access and egress, and

  • (c) may become hazardous to any person entering it owing to

    • (i) its design, construction, location or atmosphere,

    • (ii) the materials or substances in it, or

    • (iii) any other conditions relating to it; (espace clos)

hot work

hot work means any work where flame is used or a source of ignition may be produced. (travail à chaud)

  • SOR/88-68, s. 14;
  • SOR/88-632, s. 48(F);
  • SOR/92-544, s. 1;
  • SOR/95-286, s. 1(E).
 
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