On Board Trains Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/87-184)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-06-20. Previous Versions

Identification

 Every container of a hazardous substance, other than a hazardous product, that is stored, handled or used in the work place shall be labelled in a manner that discloses clearly

  • (a) the name of the substance; and

  • (b) the hazardous properties of the substance.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 12;
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 73(F);
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 27.

 If a safety data sheet in respect of a hazardous substance, other than a hazardous product, that is stored, handled or used in the work place may be obtained from the supplier of the hazardous substance, the employer shall

  • (a) obtain a copy of the safety data sheet; and

  • (b) keep a copy of the safety data sheet readily available in the work place for examination by employees in any form, as determined in consultation with the policy committee or, if there is no policy committee, the work place committee or the health and safety representative.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 12;
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 73(F);
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 27.

DIVISION IIIHazardous Products

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

bulk shipment

bulk shipment has the same meaning as in subsection 5.5(1) of the Hazardous Products Regulations. (expédition en vrac)

container

container means any package or receptacle, including a bag, barrel, bottle, box, can, cylinder, drum and storage tank. (contenant)

hazardous waste

hazardous waste means a hazardous product that is acquired or generated for recycling or recovery or is intended for disposal. (résidu dangereux)

significant new data

significant new data has the same meaning as in subsection 5.12(1) of the Hazardous Products Regulations. (nouvelles données importantes)

supplier label

supplier label means a label prepared by a supplier that discloses any information elements required by the Hazardous Products Act. (étiquette du fournisseur)

supplier safety data sheet

supplier safety data sheet means a safety data sheet prepared by a supplier that discloses any information elements required by the Hazardous Products Act. (fiche de données de sécurité du fournisseur)

work place label

work place label means a label prepared by an employer in accordance with this Division. (étiquette du lieu de travail)

work place safety data sheet

work place safety data sheet means a safety data sheet prepared by an employer in accordance with subsection 7.30(1). (fiche de données de sécurité du lieu de travail)

  • SOR/88-200, s. 12;
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 27.

Application

  •  (1) This Division does not apply in respect of any

  • (2) This Division, other than section 7.38, does not apply in respect of hazardous waste.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 12;
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 28.

Safety Data Sheets and Labels in Respect of Certain Hazardous Products

[SOR/2016-141, s. 29]
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2) and section 7.37, every employer shall implement the provisions of sections 7.24 and 7.25 in respect of a hazardous product and may, in so doing, replace the generic name of the product with the brand name, chemical name, common name or trade name, if the hazardous product

  • (2) All radioactive materials used in a work place shall be packaged, when not in use, in accordance with the requirements of the Transport Packaging of Radioactive Materials Regulations.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 12;
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 30.

Supplier Safety Data Sheets

  •  (1) If a hazardous product, other than a hazardous product referred to in paragraph 7.28(1)(c), is received in the work place by an employer, the employer shall, without delay, obtain a supplier safety data sheet in respect of the hazardous product from the supplier, unless the employer is already in possession of a supplier safety data sheet that

    • (a) is for a hazardous product that both has the same product identifier and is from the same supplier;

    • (b) discloses information that is current at the time that the hazardous product is received; and

    • (c) was prepared and dated less than three years before the day on which the hazardous product is received.

  • (2) If the supplier safety data sheet in respect of a hazardous product in a work place is three years old or more, the employer shall, if possible, obtain from the supplier a current supplier safety data sheet.

  • (3) If it is not possible for an employer to obtain a current supplier safety data sheet, the employer shall update the hazard information on the most recent supplier safety data sheet that the employer has received, on the basis of the ingredients disclosed on that supplier safety data sheet and on the basis of any significant new data of which the employer is aware.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 12;
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 31.

Work Place Safety Data Sheets

  •  (1) Subject to section 7.37, if an employer receives a supplier safety data sheet, the employer may prepare a work place safety data sheet to be used in the work place in place of the supplier safety data sheet if

    • (a) the work place safety data sheet discloses at least the information disclosed on the supplier safety data sheet;

    • (b) the information disclosed on the work place safety data sheet does not disclaim or contradict the information disclosed on the supplier safety data sheet;

    • (c) the supplier safety data sheet is readily available for examination by the employees in any form, as determined in consultation with the policy committee or, if there is no policy committee, the work place committee or the health and safety representative; and

    • (d) the work place safety data sheet discloses that the supplier safety data sheet is available in the work place.

  • (2) An employer shall review the accuracy of the information disclosed on a work place safety data sheet referred to in subsection (1) and update it as soon as practicable after new hazard information or significant new data becomes available to the employer.

  • (3) If the information required to be disclosed on the work place safety data sheet is not available or not applicable to the hazardous product, the employer shall, in place of the information, insert the words “not available” or “not applicable”, as the case may be, in the English version and the words “non disponible” or “sans objet”, as the case may be, in the French version, of the work place safety data sheet.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 12;
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 31.

Availability of Safety Data Sheets

  •  (1) Every employer shall keep readily available for examination by employees and by any policy committee, work place committee or the health and safety representative in any work place in which an employee is likely to handle or be exposed to a hazardous product a copy, in English and in French, of

    • (a) in the case of an employer referred to in subsection 7.30(1), the work place safety data sheet; and

    • (b) in any other case, the supplier safety data sheet.

  • (2) The work place safety data sheet and supplier safety data sheet shall be made available in any form, as determined in consultation with the policy committee or, if there is no policy committee, the work place committee or the health and safety representative.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 12;
  • SOR/95-105, s. 27(F);
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 31.
 
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