Safe Working Loads
240. (1) Materials handling equipment must not be used or operated with a load that is in excess of its safe working load.
(2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the safe working load of materials handling equipment must be clearly marked on the equipment or on a label securely attached to a permanent part of the equipment in a position where the mark or label can be easily read by the operator of the equipment.
(3) If derricks are certified for and marked with a safe working load for operation in union purchase, the load lifted when in union purchase must not be more than that safe working load.
(4) If derricks are operated in union purchase and they are not certified and marked in accordance with subsection (3)
(a) the load lifted must not be in excess of one-half of the safe working load of the derrick with the smaller capacity;
(b) the angle formed by the cargo runners must not be more than 120°; and
(c) the attachments and fittings of the cargo runners, guy wires and preventers must be suitable for the loads to which they are subjected.
241. (1) On any route that is regularly travelled by materials handling equipment, the overhead and side clearances must be adequate to permit the equipment and its load to be manoeuvred safely by an operator.
(2) Materials handling equipment must not be operated in an area in which it may contact an electrical cable, pipeline or other overhead hazard known to the employer, unless the operator has been
(a) warned of the presence of the hazard;
(b) informed of the location of the hazard; and
(c) informed of the safety clearance that must be maintained with respect to the hazard in order to avoid accidental contact with it.
Manual Handling of Materials
242. (1) If, because of the weight, size, shape, toxicity or other characteristic of materials, goods or things, the manual handling of them may be hazardous to the health or safety of an employee, the employer must issue instructions that the materials, goods or things are, if reasonably practicable, not to be handled manually.
(2) If an employee is required to manually lift or carry a load in excess of 10 kg, the employer must train and instruct the employee
(a) in a safe method of lifting and carrying the load; and
(b) in a work procedure appropriate to the employee’s physical condition and the conditions of the work place.
243. The following definitions apply in this Part.
- “airborne chrysotile asbestos”
“airborne chrysotile asbestos” means airborne fibres longer than 5 micrometers (µm) with an aspect ratio equal to or great than 3:1. (fibres de chrysotile aéroportées)
- “hazard information”
“hazard information” means, in respect of a hazardous substance, information on the proper and safe storage, handling, use and disposal of the hazardous substance, including information relating to its toxicological properties. (renseignements sur les risques)
- “lower explosive limit”
“lower explosive limit” means the lower limit of flammability of a chemical agent or a combination of chemical agents at ambient temperature and pressure, expressed
(a) for a gas or vapour, as a percentage in air by volume; and
(b) for dust, as the weight of dust per volume of air. (limite explosive inférieure)
- “product identifier”
“product identifier” means, in respect of a hazardous substance, the brand name, code name or code number specified by the supplier or employer or the chemical name, common name, generic name or trade name. (identificateur du produit)
“supplier” means a person who is a manufacturer, processor or packager of a hazardous substance or a person who, in the course of business, imports or sells a hazardous substance. (fournisseur)
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