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On Board Trains Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/87-184)

Regulations are current to 2024-06-19 and last amended on 2023-12-15. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE(Section 12.4)

First Aid Supplies and Equipment

ItemColumn IColumn II
Supplies and EquipmentQuantity
1Antiseptic — wound solution, 60 ml or antiseptic swabs (10 pack)1
2Applicator for antiseptic — disposable (10 pack) (not needed if antiseptic swabs provided)1
3Bag — disposable, emesis1
4Bandages — adhesive strips (12 pack)1
5Bandages — gauze 2.5 cm × 4.5 m2
6Bandages — 100 cm × 100 cm × 140 cm triangular — and 2 pins2
7Emergency blanket — pocket size or conventional type1
8First aid record (section 12.8)1
9First aid kit container1
10Dressing: compress, sterile, 7.5 cm × 12 cm1
11Dressings: gauze, sterile 7.5 cm × 7.5 m4
12Forceps: splinte1
13Gloves: disposable4
14First aid manual — English — current edition1
15First aid manual — French — current edition1
16Pad with shield or tape for eye1
17Safety pins (card of 10)1
19Tape — adhesive, surgical 2.5 cm × 4.6 m1
20Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation mask with one-way valve1
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 67

PART XIIISafe Occupancy of the Work Place

  • SOR/95-105, s. 58(F)


 In this Part, NFPA standard means the 2010 edition of the United States National Fire Protection Association publication entitled NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 68

Fire Extinguishers

  •  (1) An employer shall install at least one portable fire extinguisher in rolling stock, other than rolling stock that is used to transport freight.

  • (2) A portable fire extinguisher shall be a multi-purpose dry chemical extinguisher that

    • (a) complies with the NFPA standard; and

    • (b) has a rating of not less than 40-B:C if it is located in a locomotive and of not less than 2-A:10-B:C if it is located in any other work place.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 59(F)
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 68

 An employer shall ensure that a portable fire extinguisher referred to in section 13.2 is

  • (a) installed, inspected, used, maintained, repaired and tested in accordance with the NFPA standard; and

  • (b) located so that it is readily accessible.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 68

 Instructions for the operation of a portable fire extinguisher referred to in section 13.2 shall be posted in a conspicuous place in close proximity to the fire extinguisher.

 [Repealed, SOR/2015-143, s. 69]

 A person who performs an inspection in accordance with paragraph 13.3(a) shall date and sign a record of the inspection and the employer shall keep the record for a period of two years from the day on which it is signed.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 69

Emergency Procedures

  •  (1) An employer shall, after consulting with the work place committee or the health and safety representative, prepare emergency procedures to be implemented

    • (a) if any person commits or threatens to commit an act, other than an occurrence of harassment and violence, that may be hazardous to the health or safety of the employer or any employees;

    • (b) where there is a possibility of an accumulation, spill or leak of a hazardous substance in a work place controlled by the employer, in the event of such an accumulation, spill or leak;

    • (c) in the event of an accident involving a train; and

    • (d) in the event of the failure of the lighting system of a train.

  • (2) The emergency procedures referred to in subsection (1) shall contain

    • (a) a full description of the procedures to be followed, including the duties of his employees; and

    • (b) the location of the emergency equipment provided by the employer.

Moving and Coupling

 Where there is an accumulation, spill or leak of a hazardous substance from rolling stock, no person other than a qualified person shall move the rolling stock or couple any other rolling stock to it.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 14
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 73(F)

Instructions and Training

  • SOR/2019-246, s. 214(F)

 Every employee shall be instructed and trained in

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

  • (b) the location, use and operation of fire extinguishers and emergency equipment provided by the employer.

PART XIVHazard Prevention Program

 Despite section 1.4 of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Part XIX of those Regulations applies in respect of employees on trains while in operation and in respect of all persons granted access to such trains by the employer, with the following modifications:

  • (a) the reference to “section 15.3” in paragraphs 19.3(1)(e), 19.4(f) and 19.6(1)(c) is to be read as a reference to section 11.2 of these Regulations; and

  • (b) the reference to “these Regulations” in paragraph 19.6(1)(d) is to be read as a reference to these Regulations.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 71

 [Repealed, SOR/2020-130, s. 45]


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