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

Regulations are current to 2021-06-28 and last amended on 2021-06-17. Previous Versions

PART VIILevels of Lighting (continued)

Measurement of Average Levels of Lighting

 For the purposes of this Part, the average level of lighting at a work position or in an area shall be determined by making four or more measurements at different places at the work position or in the area

  • (a) where work is performed at a level higher than the floor, at the level at which the work is performed, and

  • (b) in any other case, 1 m above the floor,

and dividing the aggregate of the results of the measurements by the number of the measurements.

Minimum Average Levels of Lighting

 The average level of lighting at a work position or in an area referred to in Column I of an item of the Schedule to this Part shall be not less than the average level set out in Column II of that item.

Emergency Lighting Systems

  •  (1) Where a failure in the lighting system in an area through which an employee passes in carrying out emergency procedures referred to in subsection 18.9(1) will cause the level of lighting to be reduced to less than 3 dalx, an emergency lighting system shall be installed in the area.

  • (2) The emergency lighting system referred to in subsection (1) shall

    • (a) operate automatically in the event of a failure of the lighting system; and

    • (b) provide an average level of lighting of 3 dalx.

Minimum Levels of Lighting

 The level of lighting at any place at a work position or in an area shall be not less than one-third of the average level of lighting prescribed by this Part for the work position or area.

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