Repair and Maintenance
137. Repair and maintenance of a persons transfer apparatus or a safety device attached to it must be performed by a qualified person appointed by the employer.
138. (1) The employer must ensure that every person granted access to a work place who is exposed to a health or safety hazard uses the protection equipment prescribed by this Part
(a) if it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate or control a health or safety hazard in a work place within safe limits; and
(b) if the use of the protection equipment may prevent or reduce injury from that hazard.
(2) All protection equipment must
(a) be designed to protect the person from the hazard for which it is provided;
(b) not in itself create a hazard;
(c) be maintained, inspected and tested by a qualified person; and
(d) if necessary to prevent a health hazard, be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition by a qualified person.
139. If there is a hazard of head injury in a work place, the employer must provide protective headwear that meets the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z94.1-05, Industrial Protective Headwear - Performance, Selection, Care, and Use.
140. (1) If there is a hazard of a foot injury or electric shock through footwear in a work place, the employer must ensure that every person granted access to that work place uses protective footwear that meets the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z195-02 (R2008), Protective Footwear.
(2) If there is a hazard of slipping in a work place, non-slip footwear must be used.
Eye and Face Protection
141. If there is a hazard of injury in a work place to the eyes, face, ears or front of the neck, the employer must provide eye or face protectors that meet the standards set out in CSA Standard Z94.3-07, Eye and Face Protectors.
142. (1) If there is a hazard of an airborne hazardous substance or an oxygen-deficient atmosphere in a work place, the employer must provide a respiratory protective device or breathing apparatus that is listed in the most recent version of the NIOSH Certified Equipment List.
(2) A respiratory protective device or breathing apparatus referred to in subsection (1) must be selected, fitted, cared for, used and maintained in accordance with the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z94.4-02 (R2007), Selection, Care and Use of Respirators.
(3) If air is provided by means of a respiratory protective device or breathing apparatus referred to in subsection (1)
(a) the air must meet the standards set out in clause 15.3 of CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z180.1-00 (R2005), Compressed Breathing Air and Systems; and
(b) the system that supplies air must be constructed, tested, operated and maintained in accordance with the CSA Standard referred to in paragraph (a).
(4) If a steel or aluminum self-contained breathing apparatus cylinder has a dent deeper than 1.5 mm and less than 50 mm in major diameter or shows evidence of deep isolated pitting, cracks or splits, the cylinder must be removed from service until it has been shown to be safe for use by means of a hydrostatic test at a pressure equal to one and one-half times the maximum allowable working pressure.
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