Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

Version of section 11.3 from 2014-05-29 to 2019-08-28:

  •  (1) If 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, by insufficient lighting or excessive sound level, the employer shall, without delay,

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

    • (b) notify the work place committee or the health and safety 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 to the hazardous substance;

    • (c) the effects to safety and health caused by 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 to the hazardous substance;

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

    • (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
  • SOR/2014-141, s. 3
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