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Welding

Last Updated: December 2019

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Listed below is selected legislation from across Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions concerning welding safety in the workplace. Since legislation interpretation and enforcement varies by jurisdiction, contact your jurisdiction as listed in Canadian Governmental Occupational Health & Safety Departments (http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/information/govt.html).

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Canada

As made under Canada Labour Code, (Part II - Occupational Safety and Health), R.S.C. 1985, c. L-2,

Canada Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, SOR/86-304

Part V Boilers and Pressure Vessels

Section 5.7

Section 5.10 Inspections

Part XI Confined Spaces

Section 11.1 Interpretation

Section 11.9 Hot Work

Part XIV Materials Handling

Section 14.8 Fuel Tanks

Section 17.11 Fire Hazard Areas

Alberta

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, S.A. 2017, c. O‑2.1,

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Alta. Reg, 62/2003

Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009

Part 10 Fire and Explosion Hazards

Section 169 Hot work

Section 171 Compressed and liquefied gas

Section 171.1 Welding - general

Section 171.2 Gas welding or allied process

Welding Services From Vehicles

Section 172 Storage compartments

Section 173 Horizontal cylinder storage

Section 174 Handling cylinders

Part 18 Personal Protective Equipment

Section 231 Electric arc welding

Part 36 Mining

Division 2 Explosives

Section 571 Electric welding

Division 3 Underground Coal Mines

Section 746 Welding, cutting and soldering

See also:

Pipeline Inspections Manual 005 (August 18, 2016)

Pressure Equipment Safety Regulation Alta. Reg. 49/2006

Pressure Welders Regulation Alta. Reg. 169/2002

British Columbia

As made under the Workers' Compensation Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 492,

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, B.C. Reg. 296/97

Part 12 Tools, Machinery and Equipment

Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes

Section 12.112 Standards

Section 12.114 Ventilation

Section 12.115 Coatings on metals

Section 12.116 Flammable and explosive substances

Section 12.117 Silver solder

Section 12.118 Correct equipment

Section 12.119 Equipment inspection

Section 12.120 Flashback prevention

Section 12.121 Receptacles for stubs

Section 12.122 Radiation protection

Section 12.123 Protective clothing and equipment

Section 12.124 Respiratory protection

Section 12.125 Marking hot work

Section 12.126 Fire extinguishers

Painting, Coating and Work with Plastics and Resins

Section 12.129 Restrictions

Part 15 Rigging

15-2 Installation and use of wire rope clips

Section 15.28 Welding

Part 22 Underground Workings

Working Requirements

Section 22.26 Welding fumes

Gassy Underground Workings

Section 22.155 Welding and burning

Part 23 Oil and Gas

Production and Plant Operations

Section 23.77 Retaining walls and diked areas

Cleaning and Repairing Tanks or Vessels

Section 23.84 Welding precautions

Manitoba

As made under the Workplace Safety and Health Act, R.S.M. 1987, c. W210

Workplace Safety and Health Regulation, Man. Reg. 217/2006

Part 17 Welding and Allied Processes

Section 17.1 Application

Section 17.2 Safe work procedures

Section 17.3 CSA standard

Section 17.4 Contained welding or allied process

Section 17.5 Electric arc welding

Section 17.6 Appropriate welding and ground leads

Section 17.7 Testing for gas welding and allied process

Section 17.8 Flashback arresters

Section 17.9 Definition: "welding or allied process"

Part 19 Fire and Explosive Hazards

Section 19.9 Hot work

New Brunswick

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, A.N.B. 1983, c. O-0.2,

General Regulation - Occupational Health and Safety Act, N.B. Reg. 91-191

Part XVIII Welding, Cutting, Burning and Soldering

Newfoundland and Labrador

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.N.L. 1990, c. O-3,

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2012, N.L.R. 5/12

Part XXI Welding, Burning and Cutting Operations

Northwest Territories

As made under the Safety Act, R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c.S-1,

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, R-039-2015

Part 26 Fire and Explosion Hazards

Section 395 Fire extinguishers

Section 404 Hot work

Section 407 Gas burning and welding equipment

See also:

Mine Health and Safety Regulations R-125-95

Part X Mechanical Equipment

Welding and Cutting

Section 10.134 Standards

Section 10.135 Hot Work

Section 10.136 Oxygen and Flammable Gas Cylinders

Section 10.137 Gas Underground

Nova Scotia

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, S.N.S. 1996, c. 7,

Occupational Safety General Regulations, N.S. Reg. 44/99

Part 10 Welding, Cutting, Burning and Soldering

Nunavut

As made under the Safety Act, R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c.S-1,

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations R-003-2016

Part 26 Fire and Explosion Hazards

Section 395 Fire extinguishers

Section 404 Hot work

Section 407 Gas burning and welding equipment

See also:

Mine Health and Safety Regulations R-125-95

Welding And Cutting

Section 10.134 Standards

Section 10.135 Hot Work

Section 10.136 Oxygen and Flammable Gas Cylinder

Section 10.137 Gas Underground

Ontario

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1

Confined Spaces, O. Reg. 632/05

Section 10 Entry permits

Construction Projects, O. Reg. 213/91

Part II General Construction

Fire Safety , Section 52

Welding and Cutting, Sections 122 - 124

Fire Prevention, Section 343

Fire Code O. Reg. 213/07

Section 5.17 Hot Works

Industrial Establishments, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851

Part I Safety Regulations

Protective Equipment

Section 84

Mines and Mining Plants, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 854

Section 36

Section 194

Oil and Gas - Offshore, R.R.O. 1990, Reg 855

Part IV Rigs

Section 63

Welding and Other Hot Work on Containers (Engineering Data Sheet 4-1)

See also:

Confined Spaces Guideline (June 2011)

Lead on Construction Projects Guideline (September 2004; Revised April 2011)

Ultraviolet Radiation in the Workplace (March 2009)

Prince Edward Island

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.P.E.I. 1988, c. O-1.01 (new version brought in by 2004, c. 42),

Occupational Health and Safety Act General Regulations, EC 180/87

Part 37 Welding

Quebec

As made under the Building Act, CQLR c. B-1.1

Regulation respecting pressure installations, c. B-1.1, r. 6.1, O.C. 89-2018

Chapter III Work Control Measures Division I Permits

§1. General

Chapter IV Provisions Specific to Welding Work

As made under the Act respecting occupational health and safety, R.S.Q., c.S-2.1

Boilers and Pressure Vessels O. Reg. 220/01

Section 13 Miscellaneous

Boilers and Pressure Vessels Code Adoption Document (June 1, 2001)

Regulation respecting occupational health and safety, CQLR c. S-2.1, r. 13 O.C. 885-2001

Division XVI Hazardous Radiations

Section 143 Ultra-violet radiations

Division XXVI Working in an Enclosed Area

Section 300 Gathering information before work

Division XXVI.1 Underwater Work

Section 312.29 Underwater welding and cutting

Division XXVII Welding and Cutting

Schedule I Permissible Exposure Values for Gases, Dusts, Fumes, Vapours or Mists in the Work Environment

Regulation respecting occupational health and safety in mines, CQLR c. S-2.1, r. 14 O.C. 213-93

Division V Safety Measures to Prevent Certain Events

Section 130

Section 151.1

9. Welding and cutting

Sections 166.1 - 170.1

Safety Code for the Construction Industry, CQLR c. S-2.1, r. 4

Division II General Provisions

Section 2.10.11 Protection of other parts of the body

Division III Construction Sites

Section 3.4.3 Portable fire extinguishers

§ 3.14. Welding and cutting

Sections 3.14.1 - 3.14.8

Division VIII Underground Work Sites

§ 8.1. Fire prevention and protection

Section 8.1.4

Saskatchewan

As made under the Saskatchewan Employment Act, S.S. 2013, c. S-15.1,

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996, S.S., c. O-1.1, Reg 1

Part XXV Fire and Explosion Hazards

Section 361 Fire extinguishers

Section 370 Hot work

Section 373 Gas burning and welding equipment

Schedule Table 21 Contamination Limits

Yukon

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.Y. 2002, c. 159,

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, O.I.C. 2006/178

Part 1 General

Protective Equipment and Clothing - Skin, Leg and Body

Section 1.15 Fire resistant clothing

Part 8 Materials and Storage

Compressed Gas Containers

Section 8.20 Specifications

Part 8 Materials and Storage

Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes

Sections 13.08 - 13.09 General

Section 13.10 Hot-work

Section 13.11 Contaminants

Section 13.12 Fire prevention

Standards

CSA Standard W117.2-12 (R2017), Safety in welding, cutting, and allied processes

CSA Standard W117.2-06 (R2011) , Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes

CSA Standard W117.2-01 (R2006) , Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes

CSA standard W117.2-94, Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes

CSA standard W47.1-92 , Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel Structures

CSA standard W47.1-03 (R2008), Certification of companies for fusion welding of steel

CSA standard W47.1-09 (R2019), Certification of companies for fusion welding of steel

CSA standard Z662-11, Oil and gas pipeline systems

CSA standard Z662-15, Oil and gas pipeline systems