Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

Version of section 16.4 from 2014-05-29 to 2014-10-30:

  •  (1) The employer shall report, by the most rapid means of communication available to the employer, the date, time, location and nature of any accident, occupational disease or other hazardous occurrence referred to in section 16.3 to a safety officer and to the safety and health committee or the safety and health representative, if either exists, as soon as possible but not later than 24 hours after becoming aware of the occurrence, where the occurrence resulted in one of the following circumstances:

    • (a) the death of an employee;

    • (b) a missing person;

    • (c) a disabling injury to an employee;

    • (d) the implementation of emergency rescue, revival or evacuation procedures;

    • (e) a fire or explosion that threatened the safety or health of an employee;

    • (f) the free fall of an elevating device that rendered the elevating device unsafe for use by an employee;

    • (g) an accidental accumulation, spill or leak of a hazardous substance; or

    • (h) the loss of or damage to support craft.

  • (2) A written report of the accident, occupational disease or other hazardous occurrence referred to in subsection (1) shall be submitted by the employer within 14 days after the occurrence to

    • (a) the regional safety officer at the regional office; and

    • (b) the safety and health committee or the safety and health representative, if either exists.

  • (3) The report referred to in subsection (2) shall be in the form set out in Schedule I to this Part and contain the information required by the form.

  • SOR/88-199, s. 19
  • SOR/94-165, s. 63
  • SOR/2014-141, s. 14(F)
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