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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 262 from 2010-06-03 to 2016-06-13:

  •  (1) If a controlled product, other than a controlled product referred to in paragraph 261(c), is received by an employer on a vessel, the employer must, at the time the controlled product is received, obtain from the supplier of the controlled product a supplier material safety data sheet, unless the employer has in their possession a supplier material safety data sheet that

    • (a) is for a controlled product that has the same product identifier;

    • (b) discloses information that is current at the time that the controlled product is received; and

    • (c) was prepared and dated not more than three years before the date that the controlled product is received.

  • (2) If there is a controlled product on a vessel and the supplier material safety data sheet pertaining to the controlled product is three years old, the employer must, if possible, obtain from the supplier an up-to-date supplier material safety data sheet.

  • (3) If it is not practicable for an employer to obtain an up-to-date supplier material safety data sheet referred to in subsection (2), the employer must update the hazard information on the most recent supplier material safety data sheet that the employer has received on the basis of the ingredients disclosed in that supplier material safety data sheet.

  • (4) If a controlled product is received in a work place that is a laboratory on a vessel, the employer is excepted from the requirements of subsection (1) if the controlled product

    • (a) originates from a laboratory supply house;

    • (b) is intended for use in the laboratory;

    • (c) is packaged in a container in a quantity of less than 10 kg; and

    • (d) is packaged in a container that has applied to it a supplier label.

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