OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 10 Fire and Explosion Hazards

Section 163 Procedures and precautions

(1) Repealed

(2) If the hazard assessment required by Part 2 determines that a work area is not a hazardous location, an employer must ensure that flammable substances stored or used at the work area,

(a) will not be in sufficient quantity to produce an explosive atmosphere if inadvertently released,

(b) are not stored within 30 metres of an underground shaft,

(c) are not stored in the immediate vicinity of the air intake of

(i) a ventilation supply system,

(ii) an internal combustion engine, or

(iii) the fire box of a fired heater or furnace, and

(d) are stored only in containers approved to

(i) CSA Standard B376-M1980 (R2008), Portable Containers for Gasoline and Other Petroleum Fuels,

(ii) NFPA Standard 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 2008 Edition, or

(iii) ULC Standard C30-1995, Containers, Safety, if manufactured on or after July 1, 2009.

(2.1) If the work requires that the contents of metallic or conductive containers be transferred from one container to another, an employer must ensure that static electricity is controlled while the contents are being transferred.

(3) Moved to section 165(3).