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Regulation & Guidelines for Oil & Gas Industry - Well Drilling

The following sections of the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation have been identified as being most relevant to your industry. Included are the general requirements that apply to all industrial workplaces as well as any specific requirements for your industry. However, other sections of the WCA or OHS Regulation may also apply to your workplace because hazards and tasks vary from workplace to workplace within the same industry. This compilation of relevant industry sections does not exempt you from other sections that apply to your workplace.

Seismic Exploration | Well Drilling | Well Services | Construction | Oil or Gas Production

Well Drilling

Workers Compensation Act

Part 3 Division 1 - Interpretation and Purposes
Part 3 Division 3 - General Duties of Employers, Workers, and Others
Part 3 Division 4 - Joint Committees and Worker Representatives
Part 3 Division 10 - Accident Reporting and Investigation
Part 3 Division 11 - Inspections, Investigations, and Inquiries
Part 3 Division 12 - Enforcement

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

Part 1 Definitions

Part 2 Application

Part 3 Rights and Responsibilities

Part 4 General Conditions

Part 5 Chemical Agents and Biological Agents
5.1 - 5.2 Definitions, Designation as Hazardous Substances, and General Information Requirement
5.3 - 5.19 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
5.20 - 5.26 Containers and Storage
5.27 - 5.35 Flammable and Combustible Substances
5.36 - 5.47 Substances Under Pressure
5.48 - 5.59 Controlling Exposure
5.60 - 5.71 Ventilation
5.72 - 5.75 Internal Combustion Engines

Part 7 Noise, Vibration, Radiation and Temperature
7.1 - 7.9 Division 1 - Noise Exposure
7.10 - 7.16 Division 2 - Vibration Exposure
7.26 - 7.38 Division 4 - Thermal Exposure

Part 8 Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment

Part 9 Confined Spaces

Part 10 De-energization and Lockout

Part 11 Fall Protection

Part 12 Tools, Machinery and Equipment
12.1 Definitions
12.2 - 12.15 General Requirements
12.16 - 12.21 Guarding Mechanical Power Transmission Parts
12.44 - 12.49 Abrasive Equipment

Part 13 Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms
13.1 - 13.3 Division 1 - General
13.4 - 13.6 Division 2 - Ladders

Part 14 Cranes and Hoists
14.1 - 14.1.1 Definitions and Application
14.2 - 14.33 General Requirements
14.34 - 14.52.1 Equipment Operation
14.54 - 14.58 Bridge, Gantry and Overhead Travelling Cranes
14.59 Pneumatically Powered Hoists and Winches
14.61 - 14.62 Manually Powered Hoists
14.64 - 14.73 Mobile Cranes, Boom Trucks and Sign Trucks

Part 15 Rigging

Part 16 Mobile Equipment
16.1 Definitions
16.2 - 16.20 General Requirements
16.21 - 16.28 Guards
16.29 - 16.31 Seat Requirements and Rider Restrictions
16.32 - 16.33 Seat Belts

Part 17 Transportation of Workers

Part 19 Electrical Safety
19.1 Definitions
19.3 - 19.9 General Electrical Requirements
19.10 - 19.15 Working on Low Voltage Electrical Equipment
19.16 - 19.17 Working on High Voltage Electrical Equipment
19.18 - 19.23 Working on De-energized High Voltage Power Systems
19.24 - 19.29 Minimum Separation Distance to be Maintained from Energized High Voltage Electrical Equipment and Conductors

Part 20 Construction, Excavation and Demolition
20.78 - 20.95 Excavations

Part 21 Blasting Operations
21.1 Definitions
21.2 - 21.7 General Requirements
21.8 - 21.15 Certification

Part 23 Oil and Gas
23.1 Definitions
23.2 - 23.26 General Requirements
23.31 - 23.63 Drilling and Servicing Rigs
23.64 - 23.74 Drill Stem Testing, Swabbing, Cementing, Well Servicing and Stimulation
23.82 - 23.86 Cleaning and Repairing Tanks or Vessels
23.88 - 23.89 Gas Sample Containers

Part 29 Aircraft Operations
29.2 - 29.12 General Requirements

Part 32 Evacuation and Rescue



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