The 2023 Atlantic Canada Offshore Petroleum Industry Safe Lifting Practice Respecting the Design, Operation and Maintenance of Materials Handling Equipment (CoP-SL) has been published. This update to the CoP-SL included consultation with all stakeholders engaged in the Atlantic Canada offshore petroleum industry, including service providers, suppliers, employees/employers, and the CNSOPB and C-NLOPB. The CoP-SL is intended to help prevent injury to persons by providing a document to identify industry best practices and to assist operators, employers and other workplace parties to comply with their responsibilities under Part III.1 of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act (Accord Act) in relation to “materials handling equipment” as prescribed by Part 24 of the Canada–Nova Scotia Offshore Area Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. The CoP-SL is considered a Code of Practice under sections 210.016 and 210.021 of the Accord Act, and the CNSOPB’s Chief Safety Officer requires Operators and Employers to adopt this Code of Practice in their workplaces during authorized activities. The CoP-SL document can be found on the CNSOPB website at the following link: Atlantic Canada Offshore Petroleum Industry Safe Lifting Practice Respecting the Design, Operation and Maintenance of Materials Handling Equipment, 2023 (CoP-SL)
If you have any questions, please contact the CNSOPB’s Chief Safety Officer at email@example.com or 902-422-5588.