Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

Version of section 1.1 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-05-28:


 In these Regulations,

Act

Act means Part II of the Canada Labour Code; (Loi)

advanced first aid certificate

advanced first aid certificate means the certificate issued by an approved organization for the successful completion of a first aid course of at least five days’ duration, other than a mariners’ first aid course; (certificat de secourisme avancé)

ANSI

ANSI means the American National Standards Institute; (ANSI)

API

API means the American Petroleum Institute; (API)

approved organization

approved organization means the St. John Ambulance, the Canadian Red Cross Society or the Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia; (organisme approuvé)

ASME

ASME means the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; (ASME)

basket

basket means a personnel transfer basket; (nacelle)

Canadian Electrical Code

Canadian Electrical Code means CSA Standard C22.1-1990 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, dated January 1990; (Code canadien de l’électricité)

CPR course

CPR course means a training course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation based on the publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association entitled Standards and Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care, dated June 6, 1986, as reprinted by the American Heart Association; (cours RCP)

CSA

CSA means the Canadian Standards Association; (ACNOR)

dangerous substance

dangerous substance[Repealed, SOR/88-199, s. 1]

drill floor

drill floor means, in respect of a drilling rig or drilling unit, the stable platform surrounding the slip setting area that provides support for employees during drilling operations; (plancher de forage)

drilling rig

drilling rig means the plant and associated support equipment used to make a hole or well by boring or other means for geophysical, exploration or production purposes; (appareil de forage)

drilling unit

drilling unit means a drillship, submersible, semi-submersible, barge, jack-up or other vessel used in drilling and includes a drilling rig and other related facilities; (installation de forage)

electrical equipment

electrical equipment means equipment for the generation, distribution or use of electricity; (outillage électrique)

elevating device

elevating device means an escalator, elevator, basket or other device for moving passengers or freight; (appareil de levage)

emergency first aid certificate

emergency first aid certificate means the certificate issued by an approved organization for the successful completion of a first aid course of at least one day’s duration; (certificat de secourisme d’urgence)

environmental conditions

environmental conditions means meteorological, oceanographical and other natural conditions, including ice conditions, that may affect the operations of a work place; (conditions environnementales)

field accommodation

field accommodation means living, eating or sleeping quarters provided by an employer for the accommodation of employees at a work place; (logement sur place)

fire hazard area

fire hazard area means an area that contains or is likely to contain explosive or flammable concentrations of a hazardous substance; (endroit présentant un risque d’incendie)

first aid attendant

first aid attendant means a medic or a qualified person who is a holder of an emergency first aid certificate, a standard first aid certificate, a mariners first aid certificate or an advanced first aid certificate or of a registered nurse’s certificate recognized under the laws of a province; (secouriste)

first aid room

first aid room means a room used exclusively for first aid or medical purposes; (salle de premiers soins)

high voltage

high voltage means a voltage of more than 750 V between any two conductors or between a conductor and ground; (haute tension)

hot work

hot work means welding, burning, rivetting, drilling, grinding, chipping or any other work where a flame is used or sparks are produced; (travail à chaud)

locked out

locked out means, in respect of any equipment, machine or device, that the equipment, machine or device has been rendered inoperative and cannot be operated or energized without the consent of the person who rendered it inoperative; (verrouillé)

mariners first aid certificate

mariners first aid certificate means the certificate issued by an approved organization for the successful completion of a mariners’ first aid course of at least five days’ duration; (certificat de secourisme maritime)

medic

medic means a qualified person who

  • (a) has experience with helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft evacuation for medical purposes,

  • (b) is the holder of an advanced cardiac life support certificate or basic cardiac life support instructor’s certificate recognized by the Canadian Heart Foundation, and

  • (c) is the holder of

    • (i) a registered nurse’s certificate recognized under the laws of a province and has clinical experience in intensive care or emergency practice,

    • (ii) a paramedic certificate issued by a college in a province and has clinical experience, or

    • (iii) an Occupational Qualification VIB Medical Assistant Canadian military certificate; (technicien médical)

medical practitioner

medical practitioner[Repealed, SOR/88-199, s. 1]

Minister

Minister means the Minister of Labour; (ministre)

National Building Code

National Building Code means the National Building Code of Canada, 1985, issued by the Associate Committee on the National Building Code, National Research Council of Canada, dated 1985, as amended to January 1987; (Code national du bâtiment)

National Fire Code

National Fire Code means the National Fire Code of Canada, 1985, issued by the Associate Committee on the National Fire Code, National Research Council of Canada, dated 1985, as amended to January 1987; (Code national de prévention des incendies)

offshore

offshore means, with respect to a work place, a location within a water-covered area that is not an island, an artificial island or an ice platform; (au large des côtes)

oxygen deficient atmosphere

oxygen deficient atmosphere means an atmosphere in which there is less than 18 per cent by volume of oxygen at a pressure of one atmosphere or in which the partial pressure of oxygen is less than 135 mm Hg; (air à faible teneur en oxygène)

production facility

production facility means production, separating, treating and processing equipment and facilities necessary in production operations, including airstrips, helicopter landing areas and field accommodation; (installation de production)

protection equipment

protection equipment means safety materials, equipment, devices and clothing; (équipement de protection)

qualified person

qualified person means, in respect of a specified duty, a person who, because of his knowledge, training and experience, is qualified to perform that duty safely and properly; (personne qualifiée)

regional office

regional office means, in respect of a work place, the regional office of the Canada Oil and Gas Lands Administration, formed under the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources and the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, for the administrative region of that Administration in which the work place is situated; (bureau régional)

standard first aid certificate

standard first aid certificate means the certificate issued by an approved organization for successful completion of a first aid course of at least two days’ duration; (certificat de secourisme général)

support craft

support craft means a vehicle, vessel, tug, ship, aircraft, air cushion vehicle, standby craft or other craft used to provide transport for or assistance to employees in a work place; (véhicule de service)

toilet room

toilet room means a room that contains a water closet or a urinal, but does not include an outdoor privy; (cabinet de toilette)

ULC Standard

ULC Standard means the Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada Standard CAN4-S508-M83, Rating and Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishers, dated June 1983, as amended to July 1986. (norme ULC)

  • SOR/88-199, ss. 1, 19
  • SOR/94-165, s. 3
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