Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (SOR/87-612)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

 Where a hazardous substance is capable of combining with another substance to form an ignitable combination and a hazard of ignition of the combination by static electricity exists, the standards set out in the United States National Fire Prevention Association Inc. publication NFPA 77-1983, Recommended Practice on Static Electricity, dated 1983, shall be adopted and implemented.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 19;
  • SOR/2014-141, s. 14(F).

Warning of Hazardous Substances

[SOR/88-199, s. 7; SOR/2014-141, s. 14(F)]
  •  (1) Where a hazardous substance is stored in a work place, signs shall be posted in conspicuous places warning of the presence of the hazardous substance.

  • (2) Hazard information in respect of hazardous substances that are, or are likely to be, present in a work place shall be readily available for examination at the work place.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 19;
  • SOR/94-165, s. 38;
  • SOR/2014-141, s. 14(F).

 [Repealed, SOR/88-199, s. 8]

Assembly of Pipes

 Every assembly of pipes, pipe fittings, valves, safety devices, pumps, compressors and other fixed equipment that is used for transferring a hazardous substance from one location to another shall be

  • (a) labelled to identify the hazardous substance transferred therein;

  • (b) fitted with valves and other control and safety devices to ensure its safe operation;

  • (c) inspected by a qualified person before it is placed in service and once a year thereafter; and

  • (d) maintained and repaired by a qualified person.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 9 and 19;
  • SOR/2014-141, s. 14(F).

Employee Education

  •  (1) Every employer shall, in consultation with the safety and health committee or the safety and health representative, if either exists, develop and implement an employee education program with respect to hazard prevention and control at the work place.

  • (2) The employee education program referred to in subsection (1) shall include

    • (a) the instruction of each employee who handles or is exposed to or is likely to handle or be exposed to a hazardous substance with respect to

      • (i) the product identifier of the hazardous substance,

      • (ii) all hazard information disclosed by the supplier of the hazardous substance or by the employer on a material safety data sheet or on a label,

      • (iii) all hazard information of which the employer is aware or ought reasonably to be aware,

      • (iv) the observations referred to in paragraph 11.4(a),

      • (v) the information disclosed on the material safety data sheet referred to in section 11.30 and the purpose and significance of that information,

      • (vi) in respect of controlled products in the work place, the information required to be disclosed on a material safety data sheet and on a label by Division III and the purposes and significance of that information, and

      • (vii) the information referred to in subsection 11.15(2);

    • (b) the instruction and training of each employee who operates, maintains or repairs an assembly of pipes referred to in section 11.18 with respect to

      • (i) every valve and other control and safety device connected to the assembly of pipes, and

      • (ii) the procedures to follow for the proper and safe use of the assembly of pipes;

    • (c) the instruction and training of each employee referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) with respect to

      • (i) the procedures to follow to implement the provisions of sections 11.10, 11.11 and 11.14, and

      • (ii) the procedures to follow for the safe storage, handling, use and disposal of hazardous substances, including procedures to be followed in an emergency involving a hazardous substance; and

    • (d) where the employer makes a machine-readable version of a material safety data sheet available in accordance with subsection 11.36(2), the training of each employee in accessing that material safety data sheet.

  • (3) Every employer shall, in consultation with the safety and health committee or the safety and health representative, if any, review the employee education program referred to in subsection (1) and, if necessary, revise it

    • (a) at least once a year;

    • (b) whenever there is a change in conditions in respect of the hazardous substances in the work place; and

    • (c) whenever new hazard information in respect of a hazardous substance in the work place becomes available to the employer.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 10;
  • SOR/94-165, s. 39;
  • SOR/2014-141, s. 14(F).