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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 250 from 2010-06-03 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (1) Every hazardous substance stored, handled or used in a work place must be stored, handled or used in a manner that the hazard related to that substance is reduced to a minimum.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (5), if a hazardous substance is stored, handled or used in a work place, any hazard resulting from that storage, handling or use must be confined to as small an area as practicable.

  • (3) Every container for a hazardous substance that is used in a work place must be designed and constructed so that it protects the employees from any health or safety hazard that is created by the hazardous substance.

  • (4) The quantity of a hazardous substance used or processed in a work place must, to the extent that is practicable, be kept to the minimum quantity required.

  • (5) If, in a work place, a hazardous substance is capable of combining with another substance to form an ignitable combination and a hazard of ignition of the combination by static electricity exists, the employer must adopt and implement the standards set out in the 2007 edition of the United States National Fire Protection Association publication entitled NFPA 77: Recommended Practice on Static Electricity.

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