OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 607 Theft of explosives

Subsection 607(1)

Both federal and provincial authorities, including the RCMP, are to be informed of suspicious incidents involving explosives. Other mines may also need to be informed of such incidents to protect their own explosive supplies. A blaster must immediately inform the employer of any suspected attempt or known unlawful entry into a magazine or theft of an explosive product.

Subsection 607(2)

Upon becoming aware of a suspected attempt or known unlawful entry into a magazine or theft of explosive product from a mine site, an employer must immediately inform the Director. It is recommended that the employer also notify the RCMP.