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

Control Systems

 All self-propelled rolling stock shall be fitted with braking and other control systems that

  • (a) are capable of safely controlling and stopping the movement of the rolling stock or any accessory equipment that is on or part of the rolling stock; and

  • (b) respond reliably and quickly to moderate effort on the part of the operator.

 Locomotives and passenger train cab cars shall be fitted with braking and other control systems that operate automatically if the operator is incapacitated.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 51.

Electric Rolling Stock

 Self-propelled rolling stock that is electrically powered shall be designed and maintained to protect employees from electrical shock.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 52.

Automatic Rolling Stock

 Where rolling stock that is controlled or operated by a remote or automatic system may make physical contact with an employee, it shall be prevented from doing so by the provision of an emergency stop system.

 Rolling stock that is operated by a controller unit shall be equipped with a system that is capable of initiating an emergency stop.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 53.

Self-propelled Rolling Stock Used to Transport Passengers

[SOR/2015-143, s. 54]

 Where self-propelled rolling stock is used for transporting passengers or a locomotive is operated in an area occupied by employees, the rolling stock or locomotive shall be fitted with a horn or other audible warning device that emits a distinctive sound that can be heard clearly above the noise of that rolling stock or locomotive and any ambient noise.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 42(E).

 Self-propelled rolling stock that is used for transporting passengers shall be fitted with emergency exits and with retro-reflective exterior signs and phosphorescent interior signs that clearly indicate the location of each emergency exit.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 55.

DIVISION IIMaintenance, Operation and Use

Inspection, Testing and Maintenance

  •  (1) Before a class of rolling stock is operated for the first time in a work place, the employer shall set out in writing instructions for the inspection, testing and maintenance of that class of rolling stock.

  • (2) The instructions referred to in subsection (1) shall specify the nature and frequency of inspections, tests and maintenance.

  •  (1) Every inspection, test and maintenance of rolling stock shall be performed by a qualified person.

  • (2) The qualified person referred to in subsection (1) shall

    • (a) comply with the instructions referred to in subsection 10.10(1); and

    • (b) make and sign a report of each inspection, test or maintenance work performed by him.

  • (3) The report referred to in paragraph (2)(b) shall

    • (a) include the date of the inspection, test or maintenance work performed by the qualified person;

    • (b) identify the rolling stock that was inspected, tested or maintained; and

    • (c) set out the safety observations of the qualified person inspecting, testing or maintaining the rolling stock.

  • (4) The employer shall keep a copy of the instructions referred to in subsection 10.10(1) for as long as the rolling stock is in use.

  • (5) The employer shall keep a copy of the report referred to in paragraph (2)(b) for one year after the report is signed.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 43.

Operator Instruction and Training

  •  (1) An employer shall provide every operator of self-propelled rolling stock with instruction and training in the procedures to be followed for its safe and proper use.

  • (1.1) If an employer requires an operator to inspect or fuel rolling stock, the employer shall provide the operator with instruction and training in the procedures to be followed for its safe and proper inspection or fuelling, as the case may be.

  • (2) Every employer shall keep a record of any instruction and training referred to in subsection (1) for as long as the operator remains in his employ.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 56.

Operation

 No employer shall require an employee to operate self-propelled rolling stock unless the employee is capable of operating the rolling stock safely.

Repairs

 Any repair, modification or replacement of a part of any rolling stock shall not decrease the safety of the rolling stock or part.

Transporting and Positioning of Employees

 Rolling stock shall not be used for transporting or positioning an employee unless the rolling stock is designed for that purpose.

Employee Seating

 Where seating is provided for employees on rolling stock, it shall be securely installed and, where reasonably practicable, upholstered with a material that breathes.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 44(F).

Housekeeping

 The floor and the cab and other occupied parts of rolling stock shall, in so far as is reasonably practicable, be kept free of any grease, oil, ice, materials, tools or equipment that may cause an employee to slip or trip.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 45.

Fuelling

 An employer shall ensure that if an employee fuels rolling stock in a work place, he or she does the fuelling in accordance with the instruction and training referred to in subsection 10.12(1.1) in a place where the vapours from the fuel are readily dissipated.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 57.

Tools

 Where tools, tool boxes or spare parts are carried on rolling stock, they shall be securely stored.

Divison IIIStorage of Materials

  •  (1) All materials, goods and things shall be stored and placed in rolling stock in such a manner that the maximum safe load-carrying capacity of the floor of the rolling stock or other supporting structures is not exceeded.

  • (2) An employee shall store and place materials, goods and other things in rolling stock in such a manner that

    • (a) the distribution of light is not reduced;

    • (b) there is no obstruction or encroachment of exits, corridors or other passageways;

    • (c) the safe operation of the rolling stock is not impeded;

    • (d) the ready access to or operation of portable fire fighting equipment is not interfered with;

    • (e) the operation of fixed fire fighting equipment is not interfered with; and

    • (f) there is no hazard to the health or safety of any employee.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 58.

DIVISION IVGeneral Requirements for Machine Guards

  •  (1) Every machine on rolling stock that has exposed moving, rotating, electrically charged or hot parts or that processes, transports or handles material that constitutes a hazard to an employee shall be equipped with a machine guard that

    • (a) prevents the employee or any part of his body from coming into contact with the parts or material;

    • (b) prevents access by the employee to the area of exposure to the hazard during the operation of the machine; or

    • (c) makes the machine inoperative if the employee or any part of his clothing is in or near a part of the machine that is likely to cause injury.

  • (2) To the extent that is reasonably practicable, a machine guard referred to in subsection (1) shall not be removable.

  • (3) A machine guard shall be so constructed, installed and maintained that it meets the requirements of subsection (1).

  • SOR/95-105, s. 46(F).
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), where a machine guard is installed on a machine on rolling stock, no person shall use or operate the machine unless the machine guard is in its proper position.

  • (2) A machine may be operated when the machine guard is not in its proper position in order to permit the repair of the machine or the removal of an injured person from the machine.

PART XIHazardous Occurrence Investigation, Recording and Reporting

[SOR/95-105, s. 54(F)]

Interpretation

 In this Part,

disabling injury

disabling injury means an employment injury or an occupational disease that

  • (a) prevents an employee from reporting for work or from effectively performing all the duties connected with the employee’s regular work on any day subsequent to the day on which the injury or disease occurred, whether or not that subsequent day is a working day for that employee,

  • (b) results in the loss by an employee of a body member or part of one or in the complete loss of the usefulness of a body member or part of one, or

  • (c) results in the permanent impairment of a body function of an employee; (blessure invalidante)

minor injury

minor injury means an employment injury or an occupational disease for which medical treatment is provided and excludes a disabling injury. (blessure légère)

  • SOR/95-105, s. 47.
 
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