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

Regulations are current to 2020-07-28 and last amended on 2015-09-14. Previous Versions

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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