5 Resources for Oil and Gas Occupational Health & Safety Regulations in Canada

The oil and gas industry in Canada faces a large range of worker health and safety challenges throughout its operations, especially for field workers. From working at heights, in confined spaces, in remote territory or other special situations, oil and gas workers often endure conditions that can be hazardous.

Here are a list of the official federal, provincial and industry occupational health and safety regulations, acts and guidelines for oil and gas companies.

1. Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (Government of Canada)

Federal regulations that apply to the “Occupational Safety and Health of Employees Employed on or in Connection with Exploration or Drilling for, or the Production, Conservation, Processing or Transportation of, Oil or Gas in Canada Lands, as defined in the Canada Oil and Gas Act”

2. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (Government of Canada)

Contains a list of contact information and website addresses for agencies across Canada that are responsible for occupational health and safety in the federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions.

3. Alberta Occupational Health Act, Regulation and Code

Contains documents governing health and safety in Alberta’s workplaces. The OHS Code Explanation Guide helps explain the rules of the Code in plain, easy-to-understand language.

4. BC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation & Related Materials

Contains legal requirements that must be met by all workplaces under the inspection jurisdiction of WorkSafeBC (the Worker’s Compensation Board of BC)

5. Enform, The Safety Association for Canada’s Upstream Oil and Gas Industry

Enform, was created by six oil and gas industry associations as a not-for-profit, with a mandate to serve as the hub of safety for the upstream oil and gas industry. The website provides recommended practices in upstream technical operations and in health and safety management upstream operations.

To learn more about implementing the right healthy and safety regulations for your workers on oil and gas project sites, contact us at (780) 819-8027 or jhull@protocolrescue.com.