Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (SOR/87-612)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2018-05-23. Previous Versions

PART XIHazardous Substances (continued)

[SOR/88-199, s. 19; SOR/2014-141, s. 14(F)]

DIVISION IIIHazardous Products (continued)

[SOR/2016-141, s. 53]

Work Place Safety Data Sheets

  •  (1) Subject to section 11.44, if an employer produces in the work place a hazardous product, other than a fugitive emission or an intermediate product undergoing reaction within a reaction or process vessel, or imports into Canada a hazardous product and brings it into the work place, the employer shall prepare a work place safety data sheet in respect of that hazardous product.

  • (2) Subject to section 11.44, if an employer receives a supplier safety data sheet, the employer may prepare a work place safety data sheet to be used in the work place in place of the supplier safety data sheet if

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

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

    • (c) the supplier safety data sheet is readily available for examination by employees in any form, as determined in consultation with the policy committee or, if there is no policy committee, the safety and health committee or the safety and health representative; and

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

  • (3) An employer shall review the accuracy of the information disclosed on a work place safety data sheet referred to in subsection (1) or (2) and update it as soon as practicable after new hazard information or significant new data becomes available to the employer.

  • (4) If the information required to be disclosed on the work place safety data sheet is not available or not applicable to the hazardous product, the employer shall, in place of the information, insert the words “not available” or “not applicable”, as the case may be, in the English version and the words “non disponible” or “sans objet”, as the case may be, in the French version, of the work place safety data sheet.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 12
  • SOR/94-165, s. 41
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 46

Availability of Safety Data Sheets

  •  (1) Every employer shall keep readily available for examination by employees and by any policy committee, safety and health committee or safety and health representative in any work place in which an employee is likely to handle or be exposed to a hazardous product a copy, in English and in French, of

    • (a) in the case of an employer referred to in subsection 11.35(1) or (2), the work place safety data sheet; and

    • (b) in any other case, the supplier safety data sheet.

  • (2) The work place safety data sheet and supplier safety data sheet shall be made available in any form, as determined in consultation with the policy committee or, if there is no policy committee, the safety and health committee or the safety and health representative.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 12
  • SOR/94-165, s. 42
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 46

Labels

  •  (1) Subject to sections 11.39 to 11.41, each hazardous product, other than a hazardous product referred to in paragraph 11.33(c), in a work place and each container in which the hazardous product is contained in a work place shall, if the hazardous product or the container is received from a supplier,

    • (a) in the case where the hazardous product is in a bulk shipment, be accompanied by a supplier label;

    • (b) in the case where the employer has undertaken in writing to the supplier to apply a label to the inner container of the hazardous product, have applied

      • (i) to the outer container a supplier label, and

      • (ii) as soon as possible after the hazardous product is received from the supplier, to the inner container a supplier label; and

    • (c) in any other case, have applied to it a supplier label.

  • (2) Subject to sections 11.39 to 11.41 and 11.44, if a hazardous product, other than a hazardous product referred to in paragraph 11.33(c), is received from a supplier and an employer places the hazardous product in the work place in a container other than the container in which it was received from the supplier, the employer shall apply to the container a supplier label or work place label that discloses the following information:

    • (a) the product identifier;

    • (b) the hazard information in respect of the hazardous product; and

    • (c) a statement indicating that a safety data sheet for the hazardous product is available in the work place.

  • (3) Subject to sections 11.43 and 11.44, no person shall remove, deface, modify or alter the supplier label applied to

    • (a) a hazardous product that is in the work place; or

    • (b) the container of a hazardous product that is in the work place.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 12
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 46
  •  (1) Subject to sections 11.40 and 11.41, if an employer produces in the work place a hazardous product, other than a fugitive emission, or imports into Canada a hazardous product and brings it into the work place, and the hazardous product is not in a container, the employer shall disclose the following information on a work place label applied to the hazardous product or on a sign posted in a conspicuous place in the work place:

    • (a) the product identifier;

    • (b) the hazard information in respect of the hazardous product; and

    • (c) a statement indicating that a work place safety data sheet for the hazardous product is available in the work place.

  • (2) Subject to sections 11.39 to 11.41, if an employer produces in the work place a hazardous product, other than a fugitive emission, or imports into Canada a hazardous product and brings it into the work place, and the employer places the hazardous product in a container, the employer shall apply to the container a work place label that discloses the information referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) to (c).

  • (3) Subsection (2) does not apply in respect of a hazardous product that is

    • (a) intended for export; or

    • (b) packaged in a container for sale in Canada, if the container is or is in the process of being appropriately labelled for that purpose.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 12
  • SOR/94-165, s. 43
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 46

Portable Containers

 Where an employer stores a hazardous product in the work place in a container that has applied to it a supplier label or a work place label, a portable container filled from that container does not have to be labelled in accordance with section 11.37 or 11.38 if

  • (a) the hazardous product is required for immediate use; or

  • (b) the following conditions apply in respect of the hazardous product:

    • (i) it is under the control of and used exclusively by the employee who filled the portable container,

    • (ii) it is used only during the work shift in which the portable container was filled, and

    • (iii) it is clearly identified by a work place label applied to the portable container that discloses the product identifier.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 12
  • SOR/2016-141, ss. 47(F), 53

Special Cases

 An employer shall, in a conspicuous place near a hazardous product, post a sign in respect of the hazardous product that discloses the product identifier if the hazardous product is

  • (a) in a process, reaction or storage vessel;

  • (b) in a continuous-run container;

  • (c) a bulk shipment that is not placed in a container at the work place; or

  • (d) not in a container and stored in bulk.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 12
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 48

Laboratories

  •  (1) If a laboratory sample of a hazardous product is the subject of a labelling exemption under subsection 5(5) of the Hazardous Products Regulations, a label that is provided by the supplier and is affixed to, printed on or attached to the container of the sample received at the work place and that discloses the following information in place of the information required under paragraph 3(1)(d) of those Regulations is considered to comply with the requirements set out in section 11.37 with respect to a supplier label:

    • (a) if known by the supplier, the chemical name or generic chemical name of any material that is in the hazardous product and that is classified under the Hazardous Products Act and the Hazardous Products Regulations as a biohazardous infectious material; and

    • (b) the statement “Hazardous Laboratory Sample. For hazard information or in an emergency, call/Échantillon pour laboratoire de produit dangereux. Pour obtenir des renseignements sur les dangers ou en cas d’urgence, composez”, followed by an emergency telephone number for the purpose of obtaining the information that must be provided on the safety data sheet of a hazardous product.

  • (2) If a laboratory sample of a hazardous product is the subject of a labelling exemption under subsection 5(6) of the Hazardous Products Regulations, a label that is provided by the supplier and is affixed to, printed on or attached to the container of the sample received at the work place and that discloses the following information in place of the information required under paragraph 3(1)(c) or (d) of those Regulations is considered to comply with the requirements set out in section 11.37 with respect to a supplier label:

    • (a) if known by the supplier, the chemical name or generic chemical name of any material or substance that is in the hazardous product and that is referred to in subsection 3(2) of Schedule 1 to the Hazardous Products Regulations; and

    • (b) the statement “Hazardous Laboratory Sample. For hazard information or in an emergency, call/Échantillon pour laboratoire de produit dangereux. Pour obtenir des renseignements sur les dangers ou en cas d’urgence, composez”, followed by an emergency telephone number for the purpose of obtaining the information that must be provided on the safety data sheet of a hazardous product.

  • (3) If a hazardous product is in a container other than the container in which it was received from a supplier or is produced in the work place, the employer is exempt from the requirements set out in section 11.38 and subparagraph 11.39(b)(iii) if

    • (a) the employer has complied with subsection (4);

    • (b) employee education and training is provided as required by these Regulations; and

    • (c) the hazardous product

      • (i) is a laboratory sample,

      • (ii) is intended by the employer to be used solely for analysis, testing or evaluation in a laboratory, and

      • (iii) is clearly identified through any mode of identification visible to employees at the work place.

  • (4) For the purposes of paragraph (3)(a), the employer shall ensure that the mode of identification used and the employee education and training provided enable the employees to readily identify and obtain either the information required on a safety data sheet or the information set out in subsections (1) and (2) with respect to the hazardous product or laboratory sample.

  • (5) The employer is exempt from the requirements of section 11.37 if a laboratory sample of a hazardous product is received in a work place from a supplier who is exempted by the Hazardous Products Regulations from the requirement to provide a label for that product.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 12
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 49
 
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