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PART 16First Aid (continued)

Records

  •  (1) If an injured or ill employee reports for treatment to a first aid attendant in accordance with subsection 270(3) or if a first aid attendant renders first aid to an employee, the first aid attendant must

    • (a) enter in a first aid record the following information:

      • (i) the date and time of the reporting of the injury, occupational disease or illness,

      • (ii) the full name of the injured or ill employee,

      • (iii) the date, time and location of the occurrence of the injury, occupational disease or illness,

      • (iv) a brief description of the injury, occupational disease or illness,

      • (v) a brief description of the first aid rendered, if any, and

      • (vi) a brief description of the arrangements made for the treatment or transportation of the injured or ill employee, if any; and

    • (b) sign the first aid record adjacent to the information entered in accordance with paragraph (a).

  • (2) The employer must keep a first aid record containing information entered in accordance with subsection (1) for one year after the date of that entry.

PART 17Safe Occupancy of the Workplace

Interpretation

 In this Part, emergency evacuation plan means a written plan for use in an emergency, prepared in accordance with section 296.

Fire Protection

 Every workplace must be so designed, constructed and arranged as to minimize, to the extent that is reasonably practicable, the risk of fire.

  •  (1) Fire escapes, exits, stairways and any other means of evacuation at a workplace must be in serviceable condition and ready for use at all times.

  • (2) Exits to the exterior must be clearly identified by signs.

Fire Hazard Areas

  •  (1) A person must not, in a fire hazard area,

    • (a) subject to subsection (2), perform any hot work;

    • (b) smoke; or

    • (c) use an open flame or other source of ignition.

  • (2) When it is not reasonably practicable to avoid performing hot work in a fire hazard area, the employer must

    • (a) issue written instructions with respect to the procedures to be followed that will provide for the safe performance of that work;

    • (b) show and explain the instructions referred to in paragraph (a) to any employee who is required to work in the fire hazard area; and

    • (c) keep a copy of the instructions referred to in paragraph (a) readily available for examination by employees.

 Signs must be posted in conspicuous places at all entrances to a fire hazard area

  • (a) identifying the area as a fire hazard area; and

  • (b) prohibiting the use of an open flame or other source of ignition in the fire hazard area.

Alarm Systems

 Every workplace must be equipped with an alarm system that warns all employees when

  • (a) the safety of the workplace is threatened;

  • (b) employees are to be evacuated from the workplace;

  • (c) a fire is likely to threaten the health or safety of employees at the workplace; and

  • (d) there is a malfunction of a mechanical ventilation system provided for an area where concentrations of toxic or combustible gases may accumulate.

Emergency Electrical Power

 Every drilling rig, drilling unit and production facility must be equipped with an emergency electrical power supply sufficient to operate, for at least 18 consecutive hours,

  • (a) the alarm system and warning devices;

  • (b) the emergency lighting system referred to in section 56;

  • (c) internal and external communications systems; and

  • (d) light and sound signals marking the location of the workplace.

 If an emergency switchboard is provided, it must be independent of the main electrical power supply and must be located as near as reasonably practicable to the emergency electrical power supply.

Emergency Procedures

  •  (1) Every employer must prepare emergency procedures to be implemented

    • (a) if any person commits or threatens to commit an act that is likely to be hazardous to the health or safety of the employer or any employee;

    • (b) if a hazardous occurrence referred to in subsection 265(1) occurs;

    • (c) if evacuation is not an appropriate means of ensuring the health or safety of employees; and

    • (d) if there is a failure of the lighting system.

  • (2) If two or more employers are engaged in work at the same workplace, those employers must prepare common emergency procedures.

  • (3) A copy of the emergency procedures referred to in subsection (1) or (2) must be kept up to date and readily accessible to all employees at the workplace.

 The emergency procedures referred to in section 293 must contain a full written description of the procedures to be followed by the employees, including

  • (a) the duties of the employees during the execution of the procedures;

  • (b) the name, position, usual location and telephone number of each person responsible for the execution of the procedures;

  • (c) a list of agencies, companies or organizations that could render assistance in the event of an emergency and their telephone numbers; and

  • (d) a list of the emergency and protection equipment required to carry out the procedures.

Emergency Evacuation Plan

 If the emergency procedures referred to in section 293 provide for the evacuation of employees from a workplace, an emergency evacuation plan must be prepared by the employer or employers.

 The emergency evacuation plan must include

  • (a) a general layout plan and elevation drawing of the buildings or structures at a workplace, including the date and scale of the drawing and the name of the person who verified the drawing;

  • (b) the name, address and telephone number of the owner or owners of the buildings or structures where the workplace is located and a list of the tenants, if any;

  • (c) the relative location of other buildings, structures or streets within 30 m of the boundaries of the workplace;

  • (d) a statement of the maximum number of people who can safely occupy the workplace under normal conditions;

  • (e) a drawing illustrating the arrangement of each level of the buildings or structures at the workplace that will clearly show

    • (i) the location of all exits, stairways, elevators, corridors, fire escapes and any other routes of exit,

    • (ii) the location, quantity and type of emergency and protection equipment,

    • (iii) the location of the main emergency shut-down switches for the lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and elevator systems and other electrical equipment,

    • (iv) the location, quantity and type of all communications equipment,

    • (v) the location, number, type, size and capacity of any support craft or other means of transport to be used to evacuate the workplace, and

    • (vi) the location of first aid areas and casualty clearing areas; and

  • (f) the estimated amount of time required to complete the execution of the plan under normal conditions.

Instructions and Training

  •  (1) Every employee must be instructed and trained in

    • (a) the procedures to be followed by the employee in the event of an emergency; and

    • (b) the location, use and operation of emergency and fire protection equipment.

  • (2) A record of all training provided to an employee in accordance with subsection (1) must be kept by the employer for as long as the employee remains in the employer’s employ.

 
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