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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 263 from 2010-06-03 to 2016-06-13:

  •  (1) Subject to section 271, if an employer produces on a vessel a controlled product other than a fugitive emission, the employer must prepare a work place material safety data sheet in respect of the controlled product that discloses the information required to be disclosed by

  • (2) Subject to section 271, if an employer receives a supplier material safety data sheet, the employer may prepare a work place material safety data sheet to be used on a vessel in place of the supplier material safety data sheet if

    • (a) the work place material safety data sheet discloses at least the information disclosed on the supplier material safety data sheet;

    • (b) the information disclosed on the work place material safety data sheet does not disclaim or contradict the information disclosed on the supplier material safety data sheet;

    • (c) the supplier material safety data sheet is available for examination by employees on the vessel; and

    • (d) the work place material safety data sheet discloses that the supplier material safety data sheet is available on the vessel.

  • (3) The employer must update the work place material safety data sheet

    • (a) as soon as is practicable in the circumstances but not later than 90 days after the day on which the new hazard information becomes available to the employer; and

    • (b) at least once every three years.

  • (4) If the information required to be disclosed by this section is not available to the employer or not applicable to the controlled product, the employer must replace the information by the words “not available” or “not applicable”, as the case may be, in the English version and the words “non accessible” or “sans objet”, as the case may be, in the French version of the material safety data sheet.

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