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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/86-304)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-06-25. Previous Versions

PART VBoilers and Pressure Vessels (continued)

Inspections (continued)

 Every boiler, pressure vessel and pressure piping system in use at a work place shall be inspected by an inspector more frequently than it is provided for in section 5.11, if it is necessary to ensure that the boiler, pressure vessel or pressure piping system is safe for its intended use.

  • SOR/88-632, s. 11
  • SOR/94-263, s. 12
  • SOR/2001-284, s. 1

 For the purposes of subsections 5.11(5), (6) and (8), the corrosion rate shall be determined from actual metal loss during the last appropriate inspection period specified in the subsections.

  • SOR/88-632, s. 12(F)
  • SOR/2001-284, s. 1

 Stationary or portable air receivers used in the railway industry, instead of being inspected in accordance with subsection 5.11(7) and a record completed in accordance with section 5.18, may be inspected and tested and a record filed in accordance with TC-0-010, Rules for the Installation, Inspection and Testing of Air Reservoirs (Other Than on Motive Power Equipment) made by the Railway Association of Canada and approved by the Minister of Transport on December 5, 1994.

  • SOR/88-632, s. 13(F)
  • SOR/2001-284, s. 1

 If a pressure vessel that contains materials hazardous to human health or the environment is to be emptied before being inspected, it shall be emptied and inspected in a manner that does not pose a risk to human health or the environment.

  • SOR/2001-284, s. 1

Buried Pressure Vessels

  •  (1) The installation of a buried pressure vessel shall meet the requirements set out in Appendix A to Part I of the Boiler Code.

  • (2) Notice of the proposed backfilling shall be given to the Minister before backfilling is done over a pressure vessel.

  • (3) If test plates are used as an indication of corrosion of a buried pressure vessel, the test plates and, subject to subsection (4), the pressure vessel shall be completely uncovered and inspected by an inspector at least once every three years.

  • (4) If, on an inspection referred to in subsection (3), the test plates show no corrosion, the buried pressure vessel may be completely uncovered and inspected at intervals exceeding three years if the employer, immediately after the inspection, notifies the Minister in writing of the condition of the test plates and of the proposed inspection schedule for the pressure vessel.

  • (5) Every buried pressure vessel shall be completely uncovered and inspected at least once every 15 years.

  • SOR/88-632, s. 15(F)
  • SOR/2001-284, s. 1
  • SOR/2009-147, s. 7(F)
  • SOR/2014-148, s. 3

Records and Reports

 The employer shall keep a record of every boiler, pressure vessel and pressure piping system to which this Part applies and that is under the employer’s control.

  • SOR/88-632, s. 16(F)
  • SOR/2001-284, s. 1
  • SOR/2019-246, s. 24(E)
  •  (1) A report of each inspection carried out under sections 5.10 to 5.16 shall be completed by the inspector who carried out the inspection.

  • (2) Every report referred to in subsection (1)

    • (a) shall be signed by the inspector who carried out the inspection; and

    • (b) shall include

      • (i) the date of the inspection,

      • (ii) the identification and location of the boiler, pressure vessel or pressure piping system that was inspected,

      • (iii) the maximum allowable working pressure and the maximum temperature at which the boiler or pressure vessel may be operated,

      • (iv) a declaration as to whether the boiler, pressure vessel or pressure piping system meets the standards prescribed by this Part,

      • (v) a declaration as to whether the boiler, pressure vessel or pressure piping system is safe for its intended use,

      • (vi) a list of any defects or deficiencies the inspector has observed in the condition or operating and maintenance practices of the boiler, pressure vessel or pressure piping system, and

      • (vii) any other observation that the inspector considers relevant to the safety of employees.

  • (3) The employer shall keep readily available every record of inspection for the last two inspection periods and on the request of the work place committee or the health and safety representative, shall provide the work place committee or the health and safety representative with a copy.

  • SOR/2001-284, s. 1
  • SOR/2019-246, s. 25(F)

PART VILighting

Interpretation

  •  (1) In this Part,

    aerodrome apron

    aerodrome apron means that part of a land aerodrome intended to accommodate the loading and unloading of passengers and cargo and the refuelling, servicing, maintenance and parking of aircraft; (aire de trafic)

    aircraft stand

    aircraft stand means that part of an aerodrome apron intended to be used for the parking of aircraft for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers and providing ground services; (poste de stationnement)

    primary grain elevator

    primary grain elevator means a grain elevator the principal use of which is the receiving of grain directly from producers for storage or forwarding; (installation primaire)

    task position

    task position means a position at which a visual task is performed; (poste de travail)

    VDT

    VDT means a visual display terminal. (TEV)

  • (2) For the purposes of this Part, 1 lx is equal to .0929 fc.

  • SOR/89-515, s. 1

Application

 This Part does not apply in respect of lighting in any underground portion of a coal mine.

  • SOR/89-515, s. 1

Measurement of Average Levels of Lighting

 For the purposes of sections 6.4 to 6.10, the average level of lighting at a task position or in an area shall be determined

  • (a) by making four measurements at different places representative of the level of lighting at the task position or, in an area, representative of the level of lighting 1 m above the floor of the area; and

  • (b) by dividing the aggregate of the results of those measurements by four.

  • SOR/89-515, s. 1

Lighting — Office Areas

 The average level of lighting at a task position or in an area set out in Column I of an item of Schedule I, other than a task position or area referred to in section 6.7 or 6.9, shall not be less than the level set out in Column II of that item.

  • SOR/89-515, s. 1

Lighting — Industrial Areas

 The average level of lighting in an area set out in Column I of an item of Schedule II, other than an area referred to in section 6.7 or 6.9, shall not be less than the level set out in Column II of that item.

  • SOR/89-515, s. 1

Lighting — General Areas

 The average level of lighting in an area set out in Column I of an item of Schedule III, other than an area referred to in section 6.7 or 6.9, shall not be less than the level set out in Column II of that item.

  • SOR/89-515, s. 1

Lighting — VDT

  •  (1) The average level of lighting at a task position or in an area set out in Column I of an item of Schedule IV shall not be more than the level set out in Column II of that item.

  • (2) Reflection glare on a VDT screen shall be reduced to the point where an employee at a task position is able to

    • (a) read every portion of any text displayed on the screen; and

    • (b) see every portion of the visual display on the screen.

  • (3) Where VDT work requires the reading of a document, supplementary lighting shall be provided where necessary to give a level of lighting of at least 500 lx on the document.

  • SOR/89-515, s. 1

Lighting — Aerodrome Aprons and Aircraft Stands

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the average level of lighting at a task position on an aerodrome apron shall not be less than 10 lx.

  • (2) The average level of lighting at a task position on an aircraft stand shall not be less than 20 lx.

  • SOR/89-515, s. 1
 
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