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]

Signs

 The information disclosed on a sign referred to in subsection 11.38(1), section 11.40 or paragraph 11.45(b) shall be of such a size that it is clearly legible to the employees in the work place.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 12

Replacing Labels

  •  (1) If, in a work place, a label applied to a hazardous product or the container of a hazardous product becomes illegible or is removed from the hazardous product or the container, the employer shall replace the label with a 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.

  • (2) An employer shall review the accuracy of the information on a work place label and update it as soon as practicable after new hazard information or significant new data becomes available to the employer.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 12
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 50

Exemptions from Disclosure

[SOR/2016-141, s. 51(F)]
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), if an employer has filed a claim for exemption from the requirement to disclose information on a safety data sheet or on a label under subsection 11(2) of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, the employer shall disclose, in place of the information that the employer is exempt from disclosing,

    • (a) if there is no final disposition of the proceedings in relation to the claim, the date on which the claim for exemption was filed and the registry number assigned to the claim under section 10 of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Regulations; and

    • (b) if the final disposition of the proceedings in relation to the claim is that the claim is valid, a statement that an exemption has been granted and the date on which the exemption was granted.

  • (2) If a claim for exemption is in respect of a product identifier, the employer shall, on the safety data sheet or label of the hazardous product, disclose, in place of that product identifier, a code name or code number specified by the employer as the product identifier for that hazardous product.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 12
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 52

Hazardous Waste

  •  (1) If a hazardous product in the work place is hazardous waste, the employer shall disclose the generic name and hazard information in respect of the hazardous product by

    • (a) applying a label to the hazardous waste or its container; or

    • (b) posting a sign in a conspicuous place near the hazardous waste or its container.

  • (2) The employer shall provide education and training to employees regarding the safe storage and handling of hazardous waste.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 12
  • SOR/2016-141, s. 52

Information Required in a Medical Emergency

 For the purposes of subsection 125.2(1) of the Act, a medical professional is

  • (a) a registered nurse registered or licensed under the laws of a province; or

  • (b) a medic.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 12
  • SOR/94-165, s. 44

DIVISION IV[Repealed, SOR/94-165, s. 45]

PART XIIConfined Spaces

Interpretation

 In this Part, confined space means a storage tank, process vessel, ballast tank or other enclosure not designed or intended for human occupancy, except for the purpose of performing work,

  • (a) that has poor ventilation;

  • (b) in which there may be an oxygen deficient atmosphere; or

  • (c) in which there may be an airborne hazardous substance. (espace clos)

  • SOR/88-199, s. 19
  • SOR/2014-141, s. 14(F)

General

  •  (1) If a person is about to enter into a confined space, the employer shall appoint a qualified person to verify by tests that

    • (a) the concentration of any chemical agent in the confined space

      • (i) to which the person is likely to be exposed does not exceed the limit referred to in subsection 11.23(1), and

      • (ii) does not exceed the limit referred to in section 11.24;

    • (b) the concentration of airborne hazardous substances, other than chemical agents, in the confined space is not hazardous to the safety or health of the person;

    • (c) the concentration of oxygen in the atmosphere in the confined space is not less than 18% by volume and not more than 23% by volume, at normal atmospheric pressure, and in any case the partial pressure of oxygen is not less than 135 mm Hg;

    • (d) the requirements set out in paragraphs (a) to (c) are maintained during the entire period of proposed occupancy of the confined space by the person;

    • (e) any liquid in which a person may drown or any free-flowing solid in which a person may become entrapped has been removed to the extent possible from the confined space;

    • (f) the entry of any liquid, free-flowing solid or hazardous substance into the confined space has been prevented by a secure means of disconnection or the fitting of blank flanges;

    • (g) all electrical and mechanical equipment that presents a hazard to a person entering into, exiting from or occupying the confined space has been disconnected from its power source and locked out; and

    • (h) the opening for entry into and exit from the confined space is sufficient in size to allow safe passage of a person who is using protection equipment.

  • (2) The qualified person referred to in subsection (1) shall, in a signed written report,

    • (a) set out

      • (i) the location of the confined space,

      • (ii) a record of the results of the tests made in accordance with subsection (1), and

      • (iii) an evaluation of the hazards of the confined space;

    • (b) if the employer has established procedures to be followed by a person entering into, exiting from or occupying the confined space, identify which of those procedures are to be followed;

    • (c) if the employer has not established the procedures referred to in paragraph (b), set out the procedures to be followed by a person referred to in that paragraph;

    • (d) identify the protection equipment referred to in Part XIII that is to be used by every person granted access to the confined space;

    • (e) identify which of the emergency procedures are to be followed if the employer has established emergency procedures to be followed in the event of an accident or other emergency in or near the confined space, including immediate evacuation of the confined space when

      • (i) an alarm is activated, or

      • (ii) there is any significant change in the limit or concentration referred to in subsection (1);

    • (f) if the employer has not established emergency procedures referred to in paragraph (e), set out emergency procedures to be followed, including immediate evacuation of the confined space in the circumstances referred to in that paragraph; and

    • (g) specify the protection equipment, emergency equipment and any additional equipment to be used by an employee who undertakes rescue operations in the event of an accident or other emergency.

  • (3) The employer shall provide the protection equipment referred to in subsection (2) to each person granted access to the confined space.

  • (4) The written report referred to in subsection (2) and any procedures identified in it shall be explained to an employee who is about to enter into the confined space, other than the qualified person referred to in subsection (1), and the employee shall acknowledge by signing a dated copy of the report that he or she has read it and that the report and the procedures were explained to him or her.

  • (5) The employee referred to in subsection (4) shall be instructed and trained in the procedures and in the use of the protection equipment referred to in subsection (2).

  • (6) Every employee who enters into, exits from or occupies the confined space shall follow the procedures and use the protection equipment referred to in subsection (2).

  • SOR/88-199, s. 19
  • SOR/94-165, s. 46
  • SOR/2014-141, s. 7
 
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