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Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

Version of section 11.3 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-05-28:

  •  (1) Where there is a likelihood that the safety or health of an employee in a work place is or may be endangered by exposure to a hazardous substance or by insufficient lighting, the employer shall, without delay,

    • (a) appoint a qualified person to carry out an investigation; and

    • (b) notify the safety and health committee or the safety and health representative, if either exists, of the proposed investigation and of the name of the qualified person appointed to carry out that investigation.

  • (2) In the investigation referred to in subsection (1), the following criteria shall be taken into consideration:

    • (a) the chemical, biological and physical properties of the hazardous substance;

    • (b) the routes of exposure of the hazardous substance;

    • (c) the effects to safety and health of exposure to the hazardous substance;

    • (d) the state, concentration and quantity of the hazardous substance handled;

    • (e) the manner in which the hazardous substance is handled;

    • (f) the control methods used to eliminate or reduce exposure;

    • (g) the possibility that the concentration of the hazardous substance to which an employee is likely to be exposed exceeds a value or percentage referred to in section 11.23 or 11.24;

    • (h) the possibility that the level of lighting in the work place is less than the level prescribed in Part VII; and

    • (i) the possibility that the level of sound in the work place is greater than the level prescribed in Part VIII.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 19
  • SOR/94-165, s. 35
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