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

Regulations are current to 2014-11-25 and last amended on 2014-10-31. Previous Versions

Reports and Procedures

 The written report referred to in subsection 12.2(2) shall be kept by the employer for one year after the date on which the qualified person signs the report.

 Where the employer establishes procedures or emergency procedures referred to in paragraph 12.2(2)(b) or (e), he shall keep a copy of them at his place of business nearest to the work place in which the confined space is located.

PART XIIISAFETY MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT, DEVICES AND CLOTHING

General

 Where

  • (a) it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate or control a safety or health hazard in a work place 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/94-165, s. 48(F).

 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

 Where there is a hazard of head injury in a work place, the employer shall provide protective headwear that meets the standards set out in CSA Standard Z94.1-M1977, Industrial Protective Headwear, the English version of which is dated April 1977, as amended to September 1982, and the French version of which is dated April 1980, as amended to September 1982.

Protective Footwear

  •  (1) Where there is a hazard of a foot injury or electric shock through footwear in a work place, protective footwear that meets the standards set out in CSA Standard Z195-M1984, Protective Footwear, the English version of which is dated March 1984 and the French version of which is dated December 1984, shall be used.

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

Eye and Face Protection

 Where there is a hazard of injury to the eyes, face, ears or front of the neck of an employee in a work place, the employer shall provide eye or face protectors that meet the standards set out in CSA Standard Z94.3-M1982, Industrial Eye and Face Protectors, the English version of which is dated May 1982 and the French version of which is dated February 1983.

Respiratory Protection

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (4), where there is a hazard of an airborne hazardous substance or an oxygen deficient atmosphere in a work place, the employer shall provide a respiratory protective device that is listed in the NIOSH Certified Equipment List as of October 1, 1984, dated February 1985, published by the United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

  • (2) A respiratory protective device referred to in subsection (1) shall be selected, fitted, cared for, used and maintained in accordance with the standards set out in CSA Standard Z94.4-M1982, Selection, Care and Use of Respirators, the English version of which is dated May 1982, as amended to September 1984 and the French version of which is dated March 1983, as amended to September 1984, excluding clauses 6.1.5, 10.3.3.1.2 and 10.3.3.4.2(c).

  • (3) Where air is provided for the purpose of a respiratory protective device referred to in subsection (1),

    • (a) the air shall meet the standards set out in clauses 5.5.2 to 5.5.11 of CSA Standard CAN3-Z180.1-M85, Compressed Breathing Air and Systems, the English version of which is dated December 1985 and the French version of which is dated November 1987; and

    • (b) the system that supplies air shall be constructed, tested, operated and maintained in accordance with the CSA Standard referred to in paragraph (a).

  • (4) Where there is a likelihood of exposure to hydrogen-sulphide gas or combustible gases at a drilling rig, drilling unit or production facility, the employer shall provide, at a readily accessible location

    • (a) on the drill floor, at least one self-contained positive pressure breathing device for each employee normally employed on the drill floor or an air manifold equipped with a face mask for each such employee;

    • (b) at least two portable hydrogen-sulphide gas detectors; and

    • (c) at least two portable combustible gas detectors.

  • (5) Where employee sleeping quarters are located adjacent to a drilling rig or on a drilling unit or production facility, at least four self-contained positive pressure breathing devices shall be located in a readily accessible location.

  • (6) No person who may be required to use a respiratory protective device shall have hair that interferes with the functioning of the breathing device.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 19;
  • SOR/94-165, s. 49;
  • SOR/2014-141, s. 14(F).