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

Regulations are current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

Signs

 The information disclosed on a sign referred to in subsection 10.36(1), paragraph 10.36(3)(a), section 10.38 or paragraph 10.43(b) shall be of such a size that it is clearly legible to employees.

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

Replacing Labels

 Where, in a work place, 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 shall replace the label with a work place label that discloses the following information in respect of the controlled product:

  • (a) the product identifier;

  • (b) the hazard information; and

  • (c) a statement indicating that a material safety data sheet is available in the work place.

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

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.