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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 262 from 2016-06-14 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (1) If a hazardous product, other than a hazardous product referred to in paragraph 261(c), is received by an employer on board a vessel, the employer must, at the time the hazardous product is received, obtain a supplier safety data sheet in respect of the hazardous product from the supplier, unless the employer is already in possession of a supplier safety data sheet that

    • (a) is for a hazardous product that both has the same product identifier and is from the same supplier;

    • (b) discloses information that is current at the time that the hazardous product is received; and

    • (c) was prepared and dated less than three years before the day on which the hazardous product is received.

  • (2) If the supplier safety data sheet in respect of a hazardous product on board a vessel is three years old or more, the employer must, if possible, obtain from the supplier a current supplier safety data sheet.

  • (3) If it is not possible for an employer to obtain a current supplier safety data sheet, the employer must update the hazard information on the most recent supplier safety data sheet that the employer has received, on the basis of the ingredients disclosed on that supplier safety data sheet and on the basis of any significant new data of which the employer is aware.

  • (4) The employer is exempt from the requirements of subsection (1) if a laboratory sample of a hazardous product is received on board a vessel from a supplier who is exempted by the Hazardous Products Regulations from the requirement to provide a safety data sheet for that product.

  • SOR/2016-141, s. 61

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