256. (1) Compressed air, gas or steam must not be used for blowing dust or other substances from structures, machinery or materials if
(a) there is a risk of any person being directly exposed to the jet or if a fire, explosion, injury or health hazard is likely to result from that use; or
(b) that use would result in a concentration of an airborne hazardous substance in excess of the values referred to in paragraph 255(1)(a) or the limits referred to in subsections 255(5) and (6).
(2) Compressed air must not be used for cleaning clothing contaminated with
(a) asbestos; or
(b) a hazardous substance having an exposure limit referred to in paragraph 255(1)(a) or (b) lower than 1 mg/m3.
(3) If compressed air is used to clean clothing,
(a) appropriate eye protection must be worn; and
(b) the maximum compressed air pressure in the line is to be 69 kPa or a safety nozzle limiting the air pressure to no more than 69 kPa must be used.
(4) Compressed air must be used in a manner that the air is not directed forcibly against any person.
257. All blasting using dynamite, blasting caps or other explosives must be done by a qualified person who, if required under the laws of the province in which the blasting is carried out, holds a blasting certificate or any other authorization that may be required under those laws.
Hazardous Substances Other than Controlled Products
258. (1) Every container of a hazardous substance, other than a controlled product, that is stored, handled, used or disposed of on a vessel must be labelled in a manner that discloses clearly
(a) the name of the substance;
(b) the hazardous properties of the substance; and
(c) the manner in which the product can be safely disposed of.
(2) If a material safety data sheet pertaining to a hazardous substance, other than a controlled product, that is stored, handled or used on a vessel may be obtained from the supplier of the hazardous substance, the employer must
(a) obtain a copy of the material safety data sheet; and
(b) make it readily available in the work place for examination by employees.
259. The following definitions apply in this Division.
- “bulk shipment”
“bulk shipment” means a shipment of a controlled product that is contained, without intermediate containment or intermediate packaging, in
(a) a tank with a water capacity of more than 454 l;
(b) a freight container or portable tank; or
(c) a road vehicle, railway vehicle or vessel. (expédition en vrac)
- “fugitive emission”
“fugitive emission” means a controlled product in gas, liquid or solid form that escapes from processing equipment, from control emission equipment or from a product. (émission fugitive)
- “hazardous waste”
“hazardous waste” means a controlled product that is intended solely for disposal or is sold for recycling or recovery. (résidu dangereux)
- “manufactured article”
“manufactured article” means any article that is formed to a specific shape or design during manufacture, the intended use of which when in that form is dependent in whole or in part on its shape or design, and that, under normal conditions of use, will not release or otherwise cause a person to be exposed to a controlled product. (article manufacturé)
- “supplier label”
“supplier label” means, in respect of a controlled product, a label prepared by a supplier under the Hazardous Products Act. (étiquette du fournisseur)
- “supplier material safety data sheet”
“supplier material safety data sheet” means, in respect of a controlled product, a material safety data sheet prepared by a supplier under the Hazardous Products Act. (fiche signalétique du fournisseur)
- “work place label”
“work place label” means, in respect of a controlled product, a label prepared by an employer in accordance with this Division. (étiquette du lieu de travail)
- “work place material safety data sheet”
“work place material safety data sheet” means, in respect of a controlled product, a material safety data sheet prepared by an employer under section 263. (fiche signalétique du lieu de travail)
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