OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 37 Oil and Gas Wells

Section 752 Breathing equipment

(1) If a worker is undertaking emergency response activities at a well site and the worker may be exposed to a harmful substance in excess of its occupational exposure limit, an employer must ensure that sufficient self-contained breathing apparatus units that comply with section 251 are provided, based on the hazard assessment required by Part 2 and the emergency response plan required by Part 7.

(2) Despite subsection (1), if there is only one worker at the well site, an employer may use alternate means to protect the worker to ensure that the worker is not exposed to a harmful substance in excess of its occupational exposure limit.