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

Regulations are current to 2021-11-17 and last amended on 2021-07-01. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE V(Subparagraph 17.14(1)(f)(ii))

First Aid Room Supplies and Equipment

Column IColumn II
ItemSupplies and EquipmentQuantity
1Depressor — tongue (25-pack)1
2Alcohol — isopropyl (500 ml)2
3Antiseptic — wound solution (250 ml)2
4Bandage with applicator — tubular, finger size1
5Bandage — gauze 10 cm × 4.5 m12
6Bandage — triangular, 100 cm folded and 2 pins12
7Brush — scrub, nail1
8Stretcher — folding1
9Blanket — bed size2
10Basin — wash2
11Bedding — disposable, 2 sheets and 2 pillow cases5
12Gloves — disposable (100-pack)1
13Dressing — burn sterile, 10 cm × 10 cm12
14Dressing — compress with ties, sterile, 7.5 cm × 7.5 cm12
15Dressing — field, sterile5
16Dressing — gauze squares, sterile, 5 cm × 5 cm (2- pack)50
17Tray — instrument1
18Applicator, disposable (10-pack)5
19Waste receptacle — covered1
20Record — First Aid (section 17.16)1
21Tape — adhesive, surgical, 2.5 cm × 4.6 m1
22Bag — hot water or hot pack1
23Bag — ice or cold pack1
24Soap — liquid, with dispenser1
25Towels, package or roll of disposable, with dispenser1
26Bottle with solution — eye irrigation, 200 ml2
27Cups, box of disposable, with dispenser1
28Thermometer, clinical1
29First Aid Kit Type B (emergency use)1
30First Aid Kit Type E1
31Bed — hospital type1
32Cervical collar1
33Thermometer, low reading hypothermia1
34Flashlight appropriate for environment of the work place1
  • SOR/94-165, s. 72(F)

PART XVIIISafe Occupancy of the Work Place

Interpretation

 In this Part, emergency evacuation plan means a written plan for use in an emergency, prepared in accordance with section 18.12. (plan d’évacuation d’urgence)

Fire Protection

 Every work place shall be so designed, constructed and arranged as to minimize, so far as is reasonably practicable, the risk of fire.

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

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

Fire Hazard Areas

  •  (1) No person shall, 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) Where it is not practicable to avoid performing hot work in a fire hazard area, the employer shall

    • (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 shall 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 work place shall be equipped with an alarm system that warns all employees when

  • (a) the safety of the work place is threatened;

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

  • (c) a fire is likely to threaten the safety or health of employees at the work place; 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 shall be equipped with an emergency electrical power supply sufficient to operate, for at least 18 consecutive hours,

  • (a) alarm system and warning devices;

  • (b) emergency lighting referred to in section 7.5;

  • (c) internal and external communications systems; and

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

  • SOR/94-165, s. 73

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

Emergency Procedures

  •  (1) Every employer shall 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 is likely to be hazardous to the safety or health of the employer or any employee;

    • (b) when a hazardous occurrence referred to in subsection 16.4(1) occurs;

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

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

  • (2) Where two or more employers are engaged in work at the same work place, those employers shall prepare common emergency procedures.

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

 The emergency procedures referred to in section 18.9 shall 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

 Where the emergency procedures referred to in section 18.9 provide for the evacuation of employees from a work place, an emergency evacuation plan shall be prepared by the employer or employers.

 The emergency evacuation plan referred to in section 18.11 shall include

  • (a) a general layout plan and elevation drawing of the buildings or structures at a work place, 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 work place 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 work place;

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

  • (e) a drawing illustrating the arrangement of each level of the buildings or structures at the work place 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 work place, 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.

  • SOR/94-165, s. 75(E)

Instructions and Training

  •  (1) 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 emergency and fire protection equipment.

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

Emergency Drills

  •  (1) A fire drill shall be conducted at least once

    • (a) every two weeks at each drilling rig, drilling unit and production facility; and

    • (b) every 12 months at every work place other than a work place referred to in paragraph (a).

  • (2) An evacuation drill shall be conducted at least once

    • (a) every week at a drilling unit and an offshore production facility; and

    • (b) every 12 months at a work place other than a work place referred to in paragraph (a).

  • (3) In addition to the drills referred to in subsections (1) and (2), a fire drill and an evacuation drill shall be conducted

    • (a) prior to the commencement of workover, completion, recompletion or stimulation of a well; and

    • (b) after any significant change is made in the emergency procedures or emergency evacuation plan.

  • (4) A blowout prevention drill shall be conducted at least once each week that the blowout preventer is in use.

Standby Craft

 For every drilling operation and production operation, the employer shall provide a standby craft capable of safely evacuating all employees from the work place.

Condition of Employees

 No employee shall work where that employee’s ability to function is impaired as a result of fatigue, illness, alcohol, drugs or any other condition that may be hazardous to the safety or health of any employee at the work place.

  • SOR/94-165, s. 76(F)

 Section 18.16 does not apply in the event of an emergency at the work place that may be hazardous to the safety or health of employees.

Notices and Records

  •  (1) Notices shall be posted at appropriate locations at a work place setting out the emergency procedures to be followed and the escape routes to be used in the event of an emergency.

  • (2) Every employer shall keep a record of all emergency drills and evacuation drills carried out by his employees for one year after the drill.

  • (3) The record referred to in subsection (2) shall contain

    • (a) the date and time at which the drill was conducted; and

    • (b) the length of time taken by the employees to complete the drill.

  • (4) A copy of the emergency procedures and emergency evacuation plan prepared for the work place shall be kept readily available for examination by employees.

  • (5) The employer shall keep a daily record of each employee present at the work place and of each person granted access to the work place.

  • (6) The record referred to in subsection (5) shall contain

    • (a) the date;

    • (b) the name of the employee or the person granted access to the work place; and

    • (c) the name of the employer.

  • (7) The record referred to in subsection (5) shall be kept by the employer for two months after the date of the last daily entry made therein.

 
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