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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 242 from 2010-06-03 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (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.

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