Hazardous Products Regulations (SOR/2015-17)

Regulations are current to 2018-10-24 and last amended on 2018-04-04. Previous Versions

PART 6Additional Requirements

Marginal note:Communication of information elements — health professionals

  •  (1) A supplier who sells or imports a hazardous product intended for use, handling or storage in a work place in Canada must provide, as soon as feasible, any information element in respect of the hazardous product that is referred to in subsection 4(1) and is in the possession of the supplier to any health professional who requests that information for the purpose of making a medical diagnosis of, or rendering medical treatment to, an individual in an emergency.

  • Marginal note:Confidentiality

    (2) Any information that, by virtue of an exemption under the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act or these Regulations, is not required to be provided on the safety data sheet but has nevertheless been provided by a supplier to any health professional who requests that information for the purpose of making a medical diagnosis of, or rendering medical treatment to, an individual in a medical emergency must be kept confidential, except for the purpose for which it was provided, if the health professional has been informed by the supplier that the information is to be kept confidential.

Marginal note:Communication of source for toxicological data

 Subject to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, a supplier who sells or imports a hazardous product intended for use, handling or storage in a work place in Canada must disclose, as soon as feasible, the source of information for any toxicological data used in the preparation of a safety data sheet on the request of an inspector, any person or government to which the hazardous product is sold or any user of a hazardous product.

Marginal note:Bilingual safety data sheet and label

  •  (1) The information elements provided on a safety data sheet and on a label must be in both official languages of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Bilingual presentation

    (2) The information elements referred to in subsection (1) may

    • (a) in the case of a safety data sheet, appear either on a single bilingual safety data sheet or in a document in two unilingual parts that constitute one bilingual safety data sheet; and

    • (b) in the case of a label, appear either on a single bilingual label or in a group of information elements in two unilingual parts that constitute one bilingual label.

PART 7Physical Hazard Classes

SUBPART 1Explosives

[7.1 reserved]

SUBPART 2Flammable Gases

Definition

Definition of flammable gas

 In this Subpart, flammable gas means a gas that has a flammable range when mixed with air at 20°C and at the standard pressure of 101.3 kPa.

Classification in a Category of the Class

Marginal note:Exclusions

  •  (1) Any product that is classified in a category of the hazard class “Flammable Aerosols” need not be classified in any category of this hazard class.

  • Marginal note:Categories

    (2) A flammable gas is classified in a category of this hazard class in accordance with the following table:

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    CategoryCriteria
    1Flammable Gases — Category 1

    A gas that

    • (a) is ignitable when mixed with air at a concentration ≤ 13.0% by volume; or

    • (b) has a flammable range when mixed with air ≥ 12 percentage points, regardless of the lower flammable limit

    2Flammable Gases — Category 2A gas that is not classified in the category “Flammable Gases — Category 1” and has a flammable range when mixed with air
  • Marginal note:Calculation method

    (3) Test data have priority over data obtained using a calculation method. If a calculation method is used to establish whether a gas is classified in a category of this hazard class, the calculation method set out in the International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 10156:2010 entitled Gases and gas mixtures — Determination of fire potential and oxidizing ability for the selection of cylinder valve outlets, as amended from time to time, or any other calculation method that is a scientifically validated method, must be used.

SUBPART 3Flammable Aerosols

Definitions

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subpart.

flammable aerosol

aérosol inflammable

flammable aerosol means a product that contains one or more flammable components in an aerosol dispenser and that, when dispensed, is liable to ignite, but excludes a product that contains flammable components in an aerosol dispenser at a concentration less than or equal to 1.0% and that has a heat of combustion less than 20 kJ/g. (aérosol inflammable)

flammable component

composant inflammable

flammable component means a mixture or substance that is classified in a category or subcategory of a hazard class in Subpart 2, 6 or 7 of this Part. (composant inflammable)

foam aerosol

mousse d’aérosol

foam aerosol means the content that is dispensed from an aerosol dispenser having a spray distance of less than 15 cm and that is in the form of a foam, mousse, gel or paste. (mousse d’aérosol)

spray aerosol

aérosol vaporisé

spray aerosol means the content that is dispensed from an aerosol dispenser and that is not a foam aerosol. (aérosol vaporisé)

Classification in a Category of the Class

Marginal note:Categories

  •  (1) A flammable aerosol is classified in a category of this hazard class in accordance with the following table:

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    CategoryCriteria
    1Flammable Aerosols — Category 1

    An aerosol dispenser that

    • (a) contains ≥ 85.0% flammable components and that generates an aerosol that has a heat of combustion ≥ 30 kJ/g;

    • (b) generates a spray aerosol that has an ignition distance ≥ 75 cm, based on test results from the ignition distance test for spray aerosols performed in accordance with sub-section 31.4 of Part III of the Manual of Tests and Criteria; or

    • (c) generates a foam aerosol that has, based on test results from the aerosol foam flammability test performed in accordance with sub-section 31.6 of Part III of the Manual of Tests and Criteria, either

      • (i) a flame height ≥ 20 cm and a flame duration ≥ 2 s, or

      • (ii) a flame height ≥ 4 cm and a flame duration ≥ 7 s

    2Flammable Aerosols — Category 2

    An aerosol dispenser that generates

    • (a) a spray aerosol that does not meet the criteria for the category “Flammable Aerosols — Category 1” and that has

      • (i) a heat of combustion ≥ 20 kJ/g,

      • (ii) an ignition distance ≥ 15 cm, based on test results from the ignition distance test for spray aerosols performed in accordance with sub-section 31.4 of Part III of the Manual of Tests and Criteria,

      • (iii) a time equivalent ≤ 300 s/m3, based on test results from the enclosed space ignition test performed in accordance with sub-section 31.5 of Part III of the Manual of Tests and Criteria, or

      • (iv) a deflagration density ≤ 300 g/m3, based on test results from the enclosed space ignition test performed in accordance with sub-section 31.5 of Part III of the Manual of Tests and Criteria; or

    • (b) a foam aerosol that does not meet the criteria for the category “Flammable Aerosols — Category 1” and that has a flame height ≥ 4 cm and a flame duration ≥ 2 s, based on test results from the aerosol foam flammability test performed in accordance with sub-section 31.6 of Part III of the Manual of Tests and Criteria

  • Marginal note:Default category

    (2) A product that contains flammable components in an aerosol dispenser for which there are no test results in accordance with subparagraph 2.1(a)(i) and referred to in subsection (1) must be classified in the category “Flammable Aerosols – Category 1”, unless the product contains flammable components at a concentration less than or equal to 1.0% and has a heat of combustion less than 20 kJ/g.

 
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