Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/2010-120)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2018-06-25. Previous Versions

PART 20Hazardous Substances (continued)

DIVISION 2Hazardous Substances Other than Hazardous Products (continued)

[SOR/2016-141, s. 68]

Asbestos Exposure Management Program (continued)

Asbestos Dust, Waste and Debris Removal
  •  (1) During any work activities that involve friable asbestos-containing materials, an employer shall ensure that the following activities are carried out frequently and at regular intervals as determined by a qualified person, at the end of each work shift and immediately after the work activity is completed:

    • (a) all asbestos dust, waste and debris are removed by vacuuming with a vacuum cleaner that is equipped with a HEPA filter, damp-mopping or wet-sweeping the area that is contaminated with the asbestos dust, waste or debris; and

    • (b) any drop sheets that are contaminated with asbestos dust, waste or debris are wetted.

  • (2) All asbestos dust, waste or debris and any drop sheets that are contaminated with asbestos dust, waste or debris must be placed in a container referred to in section 257.92.

  • SOR/2017-132, s. 16

 If a glove bag is used for the removal of asbestos insulation from pipes, ducts and similar structures, an employer must ensure that

  • (a) the glove bag is sealed to prevent the release of asbestos fibres into the work area;

  • (b) the glove bag is inspected for damage or defects immediately before it is attached to the pipe, duct or similar structure and at regular intervals during its use;

  • (c) all waste from asbestos-containing material that is on surfaces is washed to the bottom of the glove bag and all exposed asbestos-containing material is encapsulated when it is inside the glove bag;

  • (d) the glove bag is evacuated using a vacuum cleaner that is equipped with a HEPA filter to remove the air inside the bag prior to the removal of the glove bag; and

  • (e) after the glove bag is removed, all exposed surfaces are cleaned with a damp cloth and a vacuum cleaner that is equipped with a HEPA filter.

  • SOR/2017-132, s. 16
Decontamination
  •  (1) Before leaving a work area that is contaminated with asbestos-containing material, an employee must

    • (a) if their protective clothing is to be reused, decontaminate the clothing with a damp cloth or a vacuum cleaner that is equipped with a HEPA filter before taking the clothing off; or

    • (b) if their protective clothing is not to be reused, place the clothing in a container referred to in section 257.92.

  • (2) An employer must provide employees with a facility reserved for washing their hands and face, and employees must wash their hands and face using that facility before leaving a work area that is contaminated with asbestos-containing material.

  • SOR/2017-132, s. 16

 As soon as practicable after any work activity that involves asbestos-containing material is completed, an employee must clean reusable tools, equipment, rigid barriers and portable enclosures that are contaminated with asbestos with a damp cloth or a vacuum cleaner that is equipped with a HEPA filter.

  • SOR/2017-132, s. 16
Air Sampling
  •  (1) An employer must ensure that a qualified person takes air samples to test for airborne asbestos fibres

    • (a) in the vicinity of the containment system during any work activity that involves asbestos-containing material and, in the case of a work activity that lasts longer than 24 hours, at least daily;

    • (b) in the clean room during removal and clean-up operations and, in the case of removal and clean-up operations that last longer than 24 hours, at least daily; and

    • (c) in contaminated areas that are inside the containment system as necessary during removal and clean-up operations.

  • (2) The employer must ensure that the following air samples are taken:

    • (a) two samples for every area in an enclosure that is 10 m2 or less;

    • (b) three samples for every area in an enclosure that is more than 10 m2 and not more than 500 m2; and

    • (c) five samples for every area in an enclosure that is more than 500 m2.

  • (3) Within 24 hours after obtaining the air sampling test results, the employer must

    • (a) post a copy of the results in a conspicuous place in the work place; and

    • (b) make the results available to the policy committee, if any, the work place committee and the health and safety representative.

  • SOR/2017-132, s. 16
Clearance Air Sampling
  •  (1) Before dismantling a containment system and after all asbestos dust, waste and debris have been cleaned up, removed or encapsulated, an employer must ensure that clearance air samples are taken inside the enclosure and that the concentration of airborne asbestos fibres is determined in accordance with Method 7400 set out in the document entitled NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods, published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, as amended from time to time, or in accordance with a scientifically proven method used to collect and analyze a representative sample of airborne asbestos fibres.

  • (2) When conducting clearance air sampling, the employer shall ensure that forced air is usednside the enclosure to dislodge any asbestos fibres from all surfaces and keep them airborne.

  • (3) Clearance air sampling shall be taken until the concentrations of airborne asbestos fibres do not exceed the values referred to in subsection 255(1.1).

  • SOR/2017-132, s. 16

 Within 24 hours after obtaining the clearance air sampling test results, the employer must

  • (a) post a copy of the results in a conspicuous place in the work place; and

  • (b) make the results available to the policy committee, if any, the work place committee and the health and safety representative, and provide a copy of the results to the Minister.

  • SOR/2017-132, s. 16
Containers for Asbestos Dust, Waste and Debris

 Containers for the containment of asbestos dust, waste and debris and asbestos-containing material must be

  • (a) dust-tight;

  • (b) suitable to contain asbestos dust, waste or debris;

  • (c) impervious to asbestos;

  • (d) identified as containing asbestos dust, waste or debris;

  • (e) cleaned with a damp cloth or a vacuum cleaner that is equipped with a HEPA filter immediately before being removed from the work area; and

  • (f) removed from the work place frequently and at regular intervals as determined by a qualified person.

  • SOR/2017-132, s. 16
  •  (1) Every container of a hazardous substance, other than a hazardous product, that is stored, handled, used or disposed of on a vessel must be labelled in a manner that discloses clearly

    • (a) the name of the substance;

    • (b) the hazardous properties of the substance; and

    • (c) the manner in which the product can be safely disposed of.

  • (2) If a safety data sheet in respect of a hazardous substance, other than a hazardous product, that is stored, handled or used on board a vessel may be obtained from the supplier of the hazardous substance, the employer must

    • (a) obtain a copy of the safety data sheet; and

    • (b) make the copy of the safety data sheet readily available for examination by employees in any form, as determined in consultation with the policy committee or, if there is no policy committee, the work place committee or the health and safety representative.

  • SOR/2016-141, ss. 59, 68

DIVISION 3Hazardous Products

[SOR/2016-141, s. 68]

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

bulk shipment

bulk shipment has the same meaning as in subsection 5.5(1) of the Hazardous Products Regulations. (expédition en vrac)

container

container means any package or receptacle including a bag, barrel, bottle, box, can, cylinder, drum and storage tank. (contenant)

fugitive emission

fugitive emission means a hazardous product in gas, liquid, solid, vapour, fume, mist, fog or dust form that escapes from processing equipment, from control emission equipment or from a product into the work place. (émission fugitive)

hazardous waste

hazardous waste means a hazardous product that is acquired or generated for recycling or recovery or is intended for disposal. (résidu dangereux)

laboratory sample

laboratory sample has the same meaning as in subsection 5(1) of the Hazardous Products Regulations. (échantillon pour laboratoire)

significant new data

significant new data has the same meaning as in subsection 5.12(1) of the Hazardous Products Regulations. (nouvelles données importantes)

supplier label

supplier label means a label prepared by a supplier that discloses any information elements required by the Hazardous Products Act. (étiquette du fournisseur)

supplier safety data sheet

supplier safety data sheet means a safety data sheet prepared by a supplier that discloses any information elements required by the Hazardous Products Act. (fiche de données de sécurité du fournisseur)

work place label

work place label means a label prepared by an employer in accordance with this Division. (étiquette du lieu de travail)

work place safety data sheet

work place safety data sheet means a safety data sheet prepared by an employer in accordance with subsection 263(1) or (2). (fiche de données de sécurité du lieu de travail)

  • SOR/2016-141, s. 60
 
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