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

Regulations are current to 2016-01-25 and last amended on 2015-09-14. Previous Versions

  •  (1) In addition to the requirements of section 17.5, when there are more than 30 employees and fewer than 61 employees normally working in an isolated work place

    • (a) a medic, who may be one of the employees, shall, to the extent possible, be available in the work place; or

    • (b) when it is not possible for a medic to be available in the work place, the employer shall make arrangements to have a medic available at all times

      • (i) for consultation, and

      • (ii) to be transported to the work place.

  • (2) Where a physician is available in an isolated work place, the requirements of subsection (1) do not apply.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 16(E);
  • SOR/94-165, s. 68(F);
  • SOR/2014-141, s. 12.

 In addition to the requirements of sections 17.4 to 17.6, at a work place in which any employee is working on live high voltage electrical equipment, one of the employees shall be

  • (a) a first aid attendant who has successfully completed a CPR course; or

  • (b) trained to provide

    • (i) mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation or any other direct resuscitation method, and

    • (ii) resuscitation by the Holger-Nielson Method, Sylvester Method or other similar method.

 A first aid attendant referred to in subsection 17.4(2), section 17.5 or 17.6 or paragraph 17.7(a) shall not be assigned duties that will interfere with the prompt and adequate rendering of first aid and shall

  • (a) be assigned to a first aid station or first aid room;

  • (b) be available at all times to employees in the work place; and

  • (c) render first aid to employees that are injured or ill at the work place.

  • SOR/2014-141, s. 13.

First Aid Stations

  •  (1) At least one first aid station shall be provided for every work place.

  • (2) A first aid station shall be

    • (a) readily available to all employees; and

    • (b) clearly identified by a conspicuous sign.

  • (3) A first aid station shall

    • (a) contain only supplies and equipment that are required for rendering first aid; and

    • (b) be inspected regularly and its contents maintained in a clean, dry and serviceable condition.

  • (4) Subsection (1) does not apply where a first aid room or a medical clinic that meets the requirements of subsection (2) is provided by the employer.

Posting of Information

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), an employer shall post and keep posted in a conspicuous place accessible to every employee in each work place

    • (a) information regarding first aid to be rendered for any injury, occupational disease or illness likely to be sustained or contracted in the work place;

    • (b) information regarding the location of first aid attendants, first aid stations and first aid rooms; and

    • (c) at every telephone, an up to date list of telephone numbers for use in emergencies.

  • (2) At an isolated work place or in a motor vehicle, the information referred to in subsection (1) shall be provided and kept with the first aid kit.

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