Reports by Employees
162. Where an employee becomes aware of an accident or other occurrence arising in the course of or in connection with the employee’s work that has caused or is likely to cause injury to that employee or to any other person, the employee shall, without delay, report the accident or other occurrence to the employer, orally or in writing.
163. Where an employer becomes aware of an accident, occupational disease or other hazardous occurrence affecting any of the employees in the course of employment, the employer shall, without delay,
(a) appoint a qualified person to carry out an investigation of the hazardous occurrence;
(b) notify the safety and health committee or the safety and health representative, if any, of the hazardous occurrence and of the name of the person appointed to investigate it; and
(c) take necessary measures to prevent a recurrence of the hazardous occurrence.
Reports by Employer
164. (1) Where a hazardous occurrence referred to in section 163 results in a death, a fire or an explosion, the employer shall forthwith report the hazardous occurrence to a safety officer at the district office by telephone or telex.
(2) The employer shall submit a written report to a safety officer at the district office of any hazardous occurrence referred to in section 163 that had one of the following results, as soon as possible but not later than 48 hours after becoming aware of that result, namely,
(a) an injury for which a person is hospitalized;
(b) a death;
(c) a fire or an explosion; or
(d) damage to a hoist, ventilation system or other equipment that is essential to the safety or health of employees.
(3) The employer shall, as soon as the investigation referred to in paragraph 163(a) is completed, submit a written report of the findings of the investigation to a safety officer at the district office.
165. Where the employer becomes aware of an emergency or an unusual dangerous condition in the mine, the employer shall, without delay, report the emergency or condition and any action the employer has taken or proposes to take in respect thereof to a safety officer at the district office by telephone.
166. The employer shall, not later than on the 15th day of every month, submit to a safety officer at the district office a written report of all accidents, occupational diseases and other hazardous occurrences referred to in section 163 that occurred in the previous month.
ENTERING A CLOSED MINE
167. If an employer proposes to enter a mine that has been closed but does not intend to significantly disturb the ground, the employer shall, in accordance with paragraph 125(1)(v) of the Act, adopt and implement a safety code that contains information relevant to the health and safety of employees entering the mine and that is approved by the Senior Director, Occupational Health and Safety and Injury Compensation.
- SOR/2006-138, s. 1.
168. The Senior Director, Occupational Health and Safety and Injury Compensation, shall approve the safety code if
(a) it is filed at least 30 days before the proposed day of entry into the mine;
(b) it contains provisions having substantially the same purpose and effect as these Regulations; and
(c) it includes
(i) the name and geographical location of the proposed entry,
(ii) a description of the work to be done and its duration,
(iii) a description of safety and control measures that will be used when entering the mine, including a description of
(I) the mine will be ventilated,
(II) ground control will be managed,
(III) electrical and mechanical safety will be ensured, and
(IV) water will be handled,
(B) mine rescue resources and communication,
(C) air quality and air quantity testing in the ventilated part, and
(D) the type of personal protective equipment that will be used,
(iv) a list of equipment to be used,
(v) a description of the health and safety responsibilities of the employer and the employees,
(vi) a list of individuals who will be entering the mine, and
(vii) a description of how the mine will be sealed.
- SOR/2006-138, s. 1.
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