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

Regulations are current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2017-06-20. Previous Versions

Labels

  •  (1) Subject to sections 7.33 and 7.34, each hazardous product, other than a hazardous product referred to in paragraph 7.28(1)(c), in a work place that is intended for use in the work place and each container in which the hazardous product is contained in a work place shall, if the hazardous product or the container was received from a supplier, have applied to it a supplier label.

  • (2) Subject to sections 7.33, 7.34 and 7.37, if a hazardous product, other than a hazardous product referred to in paragraph 7.28(1)(c), is received from a supplier and an employer places the hazardous product in the work place in a container other than the container in which it was received from the supplier, the employer shall apply to the container a supplier label or work place label that discloses the following information:

    • (a) the product identifier;

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

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

  • (3) Subject to sections 7.36 and 7.37, no person shall remove, deface, modify or alter the supplier label applied to

    • (a) a hazardous product that is in the work place; or

    • (b) the container of a hazardous product that is in the work place.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 12;
  • SOR/95-105, s. 28;
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 31.

Portable Containers

 Where an employer stores a hazardous product in the work place in a container that has applied to it a supplier label or a work place label, a portable container filled from that container does not have to be labelled in accordance with section 7.32 if

  • (a) the hazardous product is required for immediate use; or

  • (b) the following conditions apply in respect of the hazardous product:

    • (i) it is under the control of and used exclusively by the employee who filled the portable container,

    • (ii) it is used only during the work shift in which the portable container was filled, and

    • (iii) it is clearly identified by a work place label applied to the portable container that discloses the product identifier.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 12;
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 32.

Special Cases

 An employer shall, in a conspicuous place near a hazardous product, post a sign in respect of the hazardous product that discloses the product identifier if the hazardous product is

  • (a) in a bulk shipment that is not placed in a container at the work place; or

  • (b) not in a container and stored in bulk.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 12;
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 33.

Signs

 The information disclosed on a sign referred to in section 7.34 or paragraph 7.38(b) shall be of such a size that it is clearly legible to the employees in the work place.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 12.

Replacing Labels

  •  (1) If, in a work place, a label applied to a hazardous product or the container of a hazardous product becomes illegible or is removed from the hazardous product or the container, the employer shall replace the label with a work place label that discloses the following information:

    • (a) the product identifier;

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

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

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

  • SOR/88-200, s. 12;
  • SOR/95-105, s. 29(F);
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 34.

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 safety data sheet or on a label under 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) if there is no final disposition of the proceedings in relation to the claim, the date on which the claim for exemption was filed and the registry number assigned to the claim under section 10 of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Regulations; 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 is in respect of a product identifier, the employer shall, on the safety data sheet or label of the hazardous product, disclose, in place of that product identifier, a code name or code number specified by the employer as the product identifier for that hazardous product.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 12;
  • SOR/95-105, s. 30(F);
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 34.

Hazardous Waste

  •  (1) If a hazardous product in the work place is hazardous waste, the employer shall disclose the generic name and hazard information in respect of the hazardous 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.

  • (2) The employer shall provide education and training to employees regarding the safe storage and handling of hazardous waste that is found in the work place.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 12;
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 34.

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/88-200, s. 12;
  • SOR/95-105, s. 31.

DIVISION IV[Repealed, SOR/95-105, s. 32]

PART VIIISafety Materials, Equipment, Devices and Clothing

 [Repealed, SOR/2015-143, s. 40]

General

 Where

  • (a) it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate a health or safety hazard in a work place or to control it within safe limits, and

  • (b) the use of protection equipment may prevent or reduce injury from that hazard,

every person granted access to the work place who is exposed to that hazard shall use the protection equipment prescribed by this Part.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 33(F);
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 72.

 All protection equipment

  • (a) shall be designed to protect the person from the hazard for which it is provided; and

  • (b) shall not in itself create a hazard.

 All protection equipment provided by the employer shall

  • (a) be maintained, inspected and tested by a qualified person; and

  • (b) where necessary to prevent a health hazard, be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition by a qualified person.

Protective Headwear

 If there is a hazard of head injury in a work place, protective headwear that meets the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z94.1-05, Industrial Protective Headwear – Performance, Selection, Care, and Use, as amended from time to time, shall be used.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 61(F);
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 41.

Protective Footwear

  •  (1) If there is a hazard of foot injury or electric shock through footwear in a work place, protective footwear that meets either the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z195-09, Protective Footwear, as amended from time to time, or the standards set out in the American Society for Testing and Materials publication F2413-05, entitled Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Foot Protection, dated 2005, shall be used.

  • (2) Where there is a hazard of slipping in a work place, non-slip footwear shall be used.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 61(F);
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 42.
 
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