48. Air supply: Compressed breathing air for supplied-air respirators or self-contained respiratory protective apparatuses referred to in section 45 must comply with CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z180.1-00, Compressed Breathing Air and Systems, and compressed breathing air that supplies diving equipment must comply with CSA Standard CAN3 Z180.1-M85, Compressed Breathing Air and Systems. Systems that produce, store and distribute air must comply with the standard that applies to them.
Samples of compressed breathing air shall be taken and analyzed to obtain an accuracy equivalent to that obtained by applying the methods described in the Sampling Guide for Air Contaminants published by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et sécurité du travail du Québec. The analyses must be made at least every 6 months, except for ambient air systems. The results of these analyses shall be entered in a register that shall be kept for a period of at least 5 years.
Breathable compressed air supply and distribution systems shall be maintained in compliance with the manufacturers’ instructions. The date on which such maintenance is performed as well as the name of the person who performed it shall be recorded by the employer in a register that shall be kept for a period of at least 5 years.
O.C. 885-2001, s. 48; O.C. 915-2011, s. 1.