Occupational Health and Safety Code

The Occupational Health and Safety Code provides specific technical health and safety rules and requirements for Alberta workplaces.

Alberta Regulation 191/2021

Part 1 Definitions and General Application

Contents

 

Definitions

 

1

In this Code,

“abate” means to encapsulate, enclose or remove asbestos containing material;

“abnormal audiogram” means an audiogram that indicates

(a) the threshold in either ear is more than 25 dB at 500, 1000 or 2000 Hz,

(b) the threshold in either ear is more than 60 dB at 3000, 4000 or 6000 Hz, or

(c) there is one‑sided hearing loss with the difference in hearing threshold level between the better and the poorer ear exceeding the average of 30 dB at 3000, 4000 and 6000 Hz;

“abnormal shift” means a threshold shift, in either ear, of 15 dB at two consecutive test frequencies from 1000 Hz up to and including 6000 Hz when compared to the baseline test;

“acceptance” means an acceptance issued under section 20 of the Act;

“Act” means the Occupational Health and Safety Act, SA 2020 cO-2.2;

“actively transmitting” with respect to radiofrequency transmitters includes being set to “on” or “standby” mode;

“actuated fastening tool” means a tool that uses a pneumatic, hydraulic, explosive or electric source of energy to bring about its action;

“acute illness or injury” means a physical injury or sudden occurrence of an illness that results in the need for immediate care;

“advanced care paramedic” or “ACP” means an advanced care paramedic under the Paramedics Profession Regulation (AR 151/2016);

“advanced first aider” means an emergency medical responder, primary care paramedic, nurse or other person who holds a certificate in advanced first aid from an approved training agency;

“aerial device” means a telescoping or articulating unit used for positioning a personnel basket, bucket, platform or other device at an elevated work location;

“all‑terrain vehicle” means a wheeled or tracked motor vehicle designed primarily for travel on unprepared surfaces, such as open country and marshland, but does not include a snow vehicle or farming, ranching or construction machinery;

“anchor” means an engineered component for coupling a fall arrest or travel restraint system to an anchorage;

“anchorage” means a structure, or part of a structure, that is capable of safely withstanding any potential forces applied by a fall protection system;

“ANSI” means the American National Standards Institute;

“API” means the American Petroleum Institute;

“approved by a Director” means an approval issued under section 22 of the Act;

“approved to” means that the product bears the approval or certification mark of a nationally accredited third party testing organization, certifying that the product complies with the referenced standard;

“approved training agency” means a person or organization that enters into an agreement with a Director of Medical Services under section 177;

“asbestos” includes all forms of asbestos;

“asbestos waste” means material that is discarded because there is a reasonable chance that asbestos might be released from it and become airborne, including protective clothing that is contaminated with asbestos;

“ASME” means the American Society of Mechanical Engineers;

“ASSE” means the American Society of Safety Engineers;

“ASTM” means the American Society for Testing and Materials;

“audiometer” means a device meeting the specifications of an audiometer described in ANSI Standard S3.6‑2004, Specification for Audiometers;

“audiometric technician” means a person who has passed an audiometric technician course approved by a Director of Medical Services, or has been approved by a Director of Medical Services as having the equivalent of an approved audiometric technician course and who, in either case, has passed a requalification examination when requested to do so by a Director of Medical Services;

“authorized radiation health registration agency” means a person designated under section 58 of the Act as an authorized radiation health registration agency;

“authorized radiation protection inspection agency” means a person designated under section 58 of the Act as an authorized radiation protection inspection agency;

“authorized worker” in sections 562 to 569 means a competent worker authorized by the employer to install, change or repair electrical equipment;

“AWG” means, with respect to electrical conductors, American Wire Gauge;

“biohazardous material” means a pathogenic organism, including a bloodborne pathogen, that, because of its known or reasonably believed ability to cause disease in humans, would be classified as Risk Group 2, 3 or 4 as defined in the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act (Canada), or any material contaminated with such an organism;

“blaster” means a worker who holds a valid blaster’s permit deemed to have been issued under the Act by virtue of section 69(2) of the Act or issued under this Code;

“blaster’s permit” means a permit for non‑mining operations referred to in section 468.1 and includes a blaster’s permit deemed to have been issued under the Act by virtue of section 69(2) of the Act or issued under this Code;

“blasting area”, means the location at which explosives are being prepared, fired or destroyed or in which armed charges are known or believed to exist, and, except at a mine site, extends at least 50 metres in all directions from the location;

“blasting machine” means a portable device used to initiate detonation;

“blasting mat” means a heavy mat made of woven rope, steel wire or chain, or improvised from other material, placed over loaded holes to prevent earth, rock and debris from being thrown in the air by the detonated explosive;

“boatswain’s chair” means a seat that is suspended from ropes from which one person works on the side of a building;

“body belt” means a body support consisting of a strap with a means for securing it about the waist and attaching it to other components;

“boom” means the part of a structure that is attached to a crane or lifting device superstructure and used to support the upper end of the hoisting tackle;

“boom truck” means a truck that is equipped with a hydraulically driven structure or device that

(a) is mounted on a turret that is secured to a truck,

(b) is supported to provide stability, and

(c) is equipped with a boom that

(i) is telescoping or articulating, and

(ii) can swing, hoist or raise and lower its load;

“bootleg” means that portion of a drill hole or borehole that

(a) is not destroyed after an explosive charge is detonated in it, and

(b) may or may not contain explosives;

“BSI” means the British Standards Institute;

“building shaft” means an enclosed vertical opening in a building or structure extending to 2 or more floors or levels, including an elevator, a ventilation shaft, a stairwell or a service shaft;

“buried facility” means anything buried or constructed below ground level respecting electricity, communications, water, sewage, oil, gas or other substances including, but not limited to, the pipes, conduits, ducts, cables, wires, valves, manholes, catch basins and attachments to them;

“Canadian Electrical Code” means CSA Standard C22.1‑06, Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations;

“CANMET” means the Canadian Explosives Atmospheres Laboratory, Canadian Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology, Natural Resources Canada;

“cantilever hoist” means a hoist in which the car travels on rails that may be an integral part of a vertical mast and on a vertical plane out board from the mast;

“carabiner” means a connecting component that

(a) generally consists of a trapezoidal or oval body with a self locking gate that requires at least 2 consecutive, deliberate actions to open to permit the body to receive an object and that, when released, automatically closes and locks to prevent unintentional opening, and

(b) has an ultimate tensile strength of at least 22.2 kilonewtons;

“CEN” means the European Committee for Standardization;

“certified by a professional engineer” means stamped and signed by a professional engineer as described in section 14;

“CGSB” means the Canadian General Standards Board;

“chimney hoist” means a hoist used to lift workers, materials or equipment during the construction of a chimney;

“climbable structure” means an engineered or architectural work where the primary method of accessing the structure is by climbing the structure with the principle means of support being the climber’s hands and feet;

“close work site” means a work site that is not more than 20 minutes travel time from a health care facility under normal travel conditions using available means of transportation;

“coal dust” means dust that

(i) results from the mining, transporting or processing of coal,

(ii) is of a pure or mixed carboniferous, mineralogical composition, and

(iii) contains 10 percent or less of free silica calculated by weight;

“combustible dust” means a dust that can create an explosive atmosphere when it is suspended in air in ignitable concentrations;

“combustible liquid” means a liquid that has a flash point at or above 37.8ºC, as determined by using the methods described in the Alberta Fire Code (1997);

“combined operation” in Part 36 means surface and underground mining activity at the same mine site, whether or not the mine material is being extracted from one or more connected or unconnected seams;

“concrete pump truck” in Part 19 means powered mobile equipment that is comprised of a concrete pump, a distribution boom or mast, delivery pipes and the equipment on which they are mounted;

“confined space” means a restricted space which may become hazardous to a worker entering it because of

(a) an atmosphere that is or may be injurious by reason of oxygen deficiency or enrichment, flammability, explosivity or toxicity,

(b) a condition or changing set of circumstances within the space that presents a potential for injury or illness, or

(c) the potential or inherent characteristics of an activity which can produce adverse or harmful consequences within the space;

“contaminant” means a chemical, biological or radiological material in a concentration that will likely endanger the health and safety of a worker if it is inhaled, ingested or absorbed;

“contaminated” means affected by the presence of a harmful substance on workers or at the work site in a quantity sufficient to pose a risk to health;

“contaminated environment” means a work site that contains or may contain a contaminant;

“control system isolating device” means a device that physically prevents activation of a system used for remotely controlling the operation of equipment;

“control zone” means the area within 2 metres of an unguarded edge of a level, elevated work surface that has a slope of no more than 4 degrees;

“cow’s tail” in Part 41 means a short strap, lanyard or sling connected to the main attachment point of a harness;

“CPSC” means the Consumer Product Safety Commission;

“crane” means equipment that is designed to lift loads, lower loads and move loads horizontally when they are lifted;

“CSA” means the Canadian Standards Association;

“3 decibel exchange rate” means that when the sound energy doubles, the decibel level increases by 3;

“dBA” means a measure of sound level in decibels using a reference sound pressure of 20 micropascals when measured on the A weighting network of a sound level meter;

“demolition” means the tearing down, destruction, breaking up or razing of the whole or part of a building or structure;

“designated radiation equipment” means the following equipment unless it is in transit, in storage or incapable of being energized:

(a) diagnostic or therapeutic x‑ray equipment;

(b) particle accelerators not governed by the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (Canada) and the regulations under that Act;

(c) baggage inspection x‑ray equipment;

(d) security x‑ray equipment;

(e) cabinet x‑ray equipment;

(f) analytical x‑ray equipment;

(g) industrial x‑ray equipment;

(h) irradiation x‑ray equipment;

(i) class 3b or 4 lasers that are not enclosed within a laser system with a lower classification, as described in ANSI Standard Z136.1-2014, American National Standard for the Safe Use of Lasers, published by the American National Standards Institute;

“designated signaller” means a person designated to give signals in accordance with section 191;

“detonating cord” means a cord containing explosives of sufficient strength to detonate other explosives;

“detonator” means a blasting detonator, an electric blasting detonator or a similar device used to detonate explosives;

“detonator leg wire” means an electric wire attached to a detonator;

“direct supervision” means that a competent worker

(a) is personally and visually supervising the worker who is not competent, and

(b) is able to communicate readily and clearly with the worker who is not competent;

“discard” means solid or liquid material that is removed or rejected during mining or processing operations because it has no current use, but that may be of future use;

“distant work site” means a work site that is more than 20 minutes but less than 40 minutes travel time from a health care facility, under normal travel conditions using available means of transportation;

“effective dose” means the sum for all irradiated tissues and organs, of the equivalent dose, in millisieverts, for each tissue or organ multiplied by the appropriate tissue weighting factor, as determined in accordance with the 2007 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection. ICRP Publication 103. Ann. ICRP 2007; 37 (2-4);

“electric blasting detonator” means a shell containing a charge of detonating compound designed to be fired by an electric current;

“electric utility” has the meaning assigned to it by the Electric Utilities Act;

“electromagnetic radiation” includes radiation used or found in association with

(a) broadcasting,

(b) mobile communications systems,

(c) remote control signal stations,

(d) television and radio transmitters,

(e) industrial radiofrequency heaters,

(f) equipment used for geophysical surveys,

(g) radar,

(h) atmospheric electrical storms, and

(i) cellular telephone systems;

“emergency first aider” means a person who holds a certificate in emergency first aid from an approved training agency;

“emergency medical responder” means an emergency medical responder under the Paramedics Profession Regulation (AR 151/2016);

“emergency response plan” means the emergency response plan required under Part 7;

“equivalent dose” means the amount of energy of ionizing radiation, in millisieverts, absorbed in a unit of mass of irradiated tissue or organ multiplied by the appropriate radiation weighting factor, as determined in accordance with the 2007 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection. ICRP Publication 103. Ann. ICRP 2007; 37 (2-4);

“excavation” in Part 32 means a dug out area of ground but does not include a tunnel, underground shaft or open pit mine;

“excess noise” means noise that exceeds the limits specified in section 218;

“explosive” means a chemical compound or mixture that by fire, friction, impact, percussion or detonation may cause a sudden release of gases at a pressure capable of producing destructive effects to adjacent objects or of killing or injuring a person;

“explosive atmosphere” means an atmosphere that

(a) contains a substance in a mixture with air, under atmospheric conditions and at a concentration between the substance’s lower explosive limit and upper explosive limit, and

(b) is capable of producing destructive effects to adjacent objects or of killing or injuring a person;

“exposed worker” means a worker who may reasonably be expected to work in a restricted area at least 30 work days in a 12‑month period;

“fall arresting device” means a part of a worker’s personal protective equipment that stops the worker’s fall and does not allow the worker to fall farther;

“fall protection system” means

(a) a personal fall arrest system,

(b) a travel restraint system,

(c) fabric or netting panels intended for leading edge protection,

(d) a safety net,

(e) a control zone, or

(f) use of procedures in place of fall protection equipment;

“fall restrict equipment” means a component of a fall restrict system that, when combined with other subcomponents and elements, allows the climber of a wood pole to remain at the climber’s work position with both hands free and that performs a limited fall arrest function when the climber loses contact between the climber’s spurs and the pole;

“fall restrict system” means a combination of a work positioning system and fall restrict equipment;

“fibre” means a particulate material with

(a) a diameter equal to or less than 3 micrometres,

(b) a length equal to or greater than 5 micrometres, and

(c) a length to diameter ratio equal to or greater than 3 to 1;

“first aid” means the immediate and temporary care given to an injured or ill person at a work site using available equipment, supplies, facilities or services, including treatment to sustain life, to prevent a condition from becoming worse or to promote recovery;

“first aider” means an emergency first aider, standard first aider or advanced first aider designated by an employer to provide first aid to workers at a work site;

“fixed ladder” means a ladder that is permanently fixed to a supporting structure in a vertical position or at an angle of not more than 15 degrees from vertical and that does not lean back;

“flammable liquid” means a liquid with

(a) a flash point below 37.8°C, and

(b) a vapour pressure of not more than 275.8 kilopascals (absolute), as determined by ASTM Standard D323‑06, Standard Test Method for Vapour Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method);

“flammable substance” means

(a) a flammable gas or liquid,

(b) the vapour of a flammable or combustible liquid,

(c) dust that can create an explosive atmosphere when suspended in air in ignitable concentrations, or

(d) ignitable fibres;

“flash point” means the minimum temperature at which a liquid in a container gives off vapour in sufficient concentration to form an ignitable mixture with air near the surface of the liquid, as determined by using the methods described in the Alberta Fire Code (1997);

“fly form deck panel” means a temporary supporting structure used as a modular falsework that is intended to be, and capable of being, moved from floor to floor and reused during a construction project;

“free fall distance” means the vertical distance between the point from which a worker falls to the point at which deceleration begins because of the action of a personal fall arrest system;

“full body harness” means a body support consisting of connected straps designed to distribute force over at least the thighs, shoulders and pelvis, to which a lanyard or lifeline or connecting component can be attached;

“gob” means an area of a mine from which coal has been extracted and the roof allowed to cave in;

“grinder accessory” means an abrasive wheel, cutting disc, wire wheel, buffing or polishing disc or other similar product;

“GVW” means the manufacturer’s rated gross vehicle weight;

“hand expose zone” means the strip of land

(a) 1 metre wide on each side of the locate marks for a buried facility other than a high pressure pipeline, or

(b) 5 metres wide on each side of the locate marks for a high pressure pipeline;

“hand tool” means hand‑held equipment that depends on the energy of the worker for its direct effect and does not have a pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical or chemical energy source for its operation;

“handling” with respect to explosives includes preparing, loading, firing, burning or destroying explosives or detonators;

“hazard assessment” means an assessment made in accordance with section 7 or 21;

“hazardous energy” in Part 15 means electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, nuclear, thermal, gravitational or any other form of energy that could cause injury due to the unintended motion, energizing, start up or release of such stored or residual energy in machinery, equipment, piping, pipelines or process systems;

“hazardous location” in Part 10 means a place where fire or explosion hazards may exist due to flammable gases or vapours, flammable or combustible liquids, combustible dust or ignitable fibres or flyings, as described in the Canadian Electrical Code;

“health care facility” means a hospital, medical clinic or physician’s office that can dispense emergency medical treatment during the time workers are at a work site;

“hearing protection device” means personal protective equipment worn to protect the wearer from damage to hearing due to exposure to noise;

“heavy duty scaffold” means a scaffold that

(a) is designed to support the equivalent of an evenly distributed load of more than 122 kilograms per square metre but not more than 367 kilograms per square metre, and

(b) has planks with a span of not more than 2.3 metres;

“high hazard work” means work described in Schedule 2, Table 2;

“high pressure pipeline” means a pipeline operating at a pressure of 700 kilopascals or greater;

“high visibility safety apparel” means personal protective equipment that is occupational apparel capable of signalling the user’s presence visually and intended to provide the user with conspicuity in hazardous situations under any light conditions and under illumination by vehicle headlights;

“hoist” means equipment that is designed to lift and lower loads;

“horizontal lifeline system” means a system composed of a synthetic or wire rope, secured horizontally between 2 or more anchor points, to which a worker attaches a personal fall arrest system or travel restraint system;

“hot tap” means a process of penetrating through the pressure containing barrier of a pipeline, line, piping system, tank, vessel, pump casing, compressor casing or similar facility that has not been totally isolated, depressurized, purged and cleaned;

“hot work” means work in which a flame is used or sparks or other sources of ignition may be produced, including

(a) cutting, welding, burning, air gouging, riveting, drilling, grinding and chipping,

(b) using electrical equipment not classified for use in a hazardous location, and

(c) introducing a combustion engine to a work process;

“hours of darkness” means the period from 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise, or any time when, because of insufficient light or unfavourable atmospheric conditions, persons or vehicles cannot be seen at a distance of 150 metres;

“IEC” means the International Electrotechnical Commission;

“immediately dangerous to life or health” means circumstances in which the atmosphere is deficient in oxygen or the concentration of a harmful substance in the atmosphere

(a) is an immediate threat to life,

(b) may affect health irreversibly,

(c) may have future adverse effects on health, or

(d) may interfere with a worker’s ability to escape from a dangerous atmosphere;

“incombustible dust” means a pulverized inert mine material of light colour,

(a) 100 percent of which passes through a 20 mesh sieve,

(b) not less than 70 percent by weight of which passes, when dry, through a 200 mesh sieve, and

(c) that does not contain more than 5 percent combustible matter or 4 percent free and combined silica;

“industrial power producer” in Part 40 means an employer authorized in Alberta to generate electrical energy as an independent power producer or solely for its own use in manufacturing or in the handling of material;

“industrial rope access work” in Part 41 means work activities at height which incorporate a working line, safety line and full body harness in combination with other devices that allow a worker to ascend, descend and traverse to and from a work area under the worker’s own control;

“inerting” means to intentionally flood the atmosphere inside a confined space with an inert gas to eliminate the hazard of igniting flammable vapours;

“ionizing radiation” means electromagnetic energy, atomic particles or nuclear particles that are capable of ionizing atoms;

“ionizing radiation equipment” means

(a) diagnostic or therapeutic x-ray equipment,

(b) particle accelerators,

(c) industrial x‑ray equipment,

(d) irradiation x‑ray equipment, or

(e) any other ionizing radiation equipment for which the registration certificate requires monitoring of the personal exposure of workers who use or are directly involved in the use of ionizing radiation equipment or an ionizing radiation source;

“ISO” means the International Organization for Standardization;

“isolated” means to have separated, disconnected, de‑energized or depressurized;

“isolated work site” means a work site that is 40 minutes or more travel time from the work site to a health care facility under normal travel conditions using available means of transportation;

“jib” means an extension to a boom that is attached to the boom tip to provide additional boom length;

“Lex” means the level of a worker’s total exposure to noise in dBA, averaged over the entire workday and adjusted to an equivalent 8‑hour exposure measured in accordance with section 219 and based on a 3 decibel exchange rate;

“ladderjack scaffold” means a scaffold erected by attaching a bracket to a ladder to support the scaffold planks;

“lanyard” means a flexible line of webbing or synthetic or wire rope that is used to secure a full body harness or safety belt to a lifeline or anchor point;

“laser” means any device which can be made to produce or amplify electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength range from 180 nanometres to 1 millimetre primarily by the process of controlled stimulated emission;

“lead” includes inorganic and organic compounds of lead;

“leading edge” means the edge of a floor, roof or formwork for a floor or other walking/working surface that changes location as additional floor, roof, decking or formwork sections are placed, formed or constructed;

“life jacket” means personal protective equipment capable of supporting a person with the head above water in a face‑up position without the direct effort of the person wearing the equipment;

“lifeline” means a synthetic or wire rope, rigged from one or more anchor points, to which a worker’s lanyard or other part of a personal fall arrest system is attached;

“light duty scaffold” means a scaffold that

(a) is designed to support the equivalent of an evenly distributed load of not more than 122 kilograms per square metre, and

(b) has planks with a span of not more than 3 metres;

“low hazard work” means work described in Schedule 2, Table 1;

“lower explosive limit” means the lower value of the range of concentrations of a substance, in a mixture with air, at which the substance may ignite;

“lumber” means wood that is spruce pine fir (S‑P‑F) or better, of Number 2 grade or better and, if referred to by dimensions, meets the requirements of CSA Standard CAN/CSA O141‑05, Softwood Lumber, or the requirements of the NLGA Standard, Standard Grading Rules for Canadian Lumber (2003);

“machinery” means a combination of mechanical parts that transmits from one part to another, or otherwise modifies, force, motion or energy that comes from hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical or electrical reactions or from other sources, and includes vehicles;

“magazine” with respect to explosives means a building, storehouse, structure or place in which an explosive is kept or stored, but does not include

(a) a vehicle in which an explosive is kept for the purpose of moving the explosive from place to place, or

(b) a place at which the blending or assembling of the non‑explosive component parts of an explosive is allowed;

“manufacturer’s rated capacity” means the maximum capacity, speed, load, depth of operation or working pressure, as the case may be, recommended by the specifications of the manufacturer of the equipment for the operation of the equipment under the circumstances prevailing at the time it is operated;

“material hoist” means a hoist that is not designed to lift people;

“medical sharp” in Part 35 means a needle device, scalpel, lancet or any other medical device that can reasonably be expected to penetrate the skin or other part of the body;

“medium hazard work” means work that is neither low hazard work nor high hazard work;

“meets the requirements of” means a manufacturer’s self declaration that the product complies with the referenced standard is acceptable;

“millisievert” (“mSv”) means a derived unit of effective dose and equivalent dose for ionizing radiation;

“mine” means a working, other than a drill hole made while exploring for a mineral, from which coal, precious or semi-precious minerals, sand, gravel, industrial minerals or oil sands is being extracted, and includes a quarry and a pit;

“mine blaster” means a surface mine blaster or an underground mine blaster;

“mine entrance” means a surface entrance to a mine at the point above where excavation began or will begin but does not include a mined out area that has been reclaimed;

“mine level” in Part 36 means a horizontal excavation in the ground or in strata of an underground mine that is usable

(a) for drainage or ventilation, or

(b) as an entrance or exit for workers or mine materials to or from a mine or part of a mine;

“mine material” means material that may be taken into or out of a mine, including naturally occurring materials, equipment and supplies;

“mine official” means an underground coal mine manager or underground coal mine foreman;

“mine plan” means a map, including a profile or section, of a mine or part of a mine, certified as correct by the mine surveyor;

“mine shaft” in Part 36 means an excavation at an angle of 45 degrees or greater from the horizontal that is usable

(a) for drainage or ventilation, or

(b) as an entrance or exit for workers or mine materials to or from a mine or part of a mine;

“mine site” means a location at which a facility for extracting a mineral by underground, strip, pit or quarry operations exists or is to be developed, and includes

(i) a mineral processing plant, storage facility or discard disposal facility that exists or is to be developed in connection with a mine, and

(ii) all connected access roads;

“mine tunnel” in Part 36 means an excavation at an angle of less than 45 degrees from the horizontal, including inclines and declines, that is usable

(a) for drainage or ventilation, or

(b) as an entrance or exit for workers or mine materials to or from a mine or part of a mine;

“mine wall” means the exposed face of an excavation in a surface mine from ground level to the working level;

“mining certificate” means a certificate issued under Part 36;

“misfire” means a drill hole, borehole or device containing an explosive charge that did not explode when detonation was attempted;

“mobile crane” means a crane, other than a boom truck, that

(a) incorporates a power‑driven drum and cable or rope to lift, lower or move loads,

(b) is equipped with a lattice or telescoping boom capable of moving in the vertical plane, and

(c) is mounted on a base or chassis, either crawler or wheel mounted, to provide mobility;

“mobile equipment” means equipment that is

(a) capable of moving under its own power or of being pulled or carried, and

(b) not intended to be secured to land or a structure;

“musculoskeletal injury” means an injury to a worker of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels or related soft tissues that are caused or aggravated by work, including overexertion injuries and overuse injuries;

“National Dose Registry” means the centralized record-keeping system containing the dose information of workers who use or are directly involved in the use of ionizing radiation equipment or an ionizing radiation source in Canada that is maintained by Health Canada;

“NFPA” means the National Fire Protection Association;

“NIOSH” means the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health;

“NLGA” means the National Lumber Grades Authority;

“noise” means sound energy at a work site;

“non‑industrial rope access work” in Part 41 means work activities performed within a recreational or sport context that incorporate a working line and a sit harness or full body harness in combination with other devices during

(a) mountaineering, caving and canyoning activities requiring the use of rope access techniques, or

(b) climbing on artificial structures designed and built for the purpose of sport climbing;

“non-ionizing radiation” means electromagnetic energy that is not capable of ionizing atoms, but that may cause photochemical, heating or other effects;

“nurse” means a registered nurse who is a member of the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta established under the Health Professions Act and who is an advanced first aider;

“occupational exposure limit” or “OEL” with respect to a substance, means the occupational exposure limit established in Schedule 1, Table 2 for that substance;

“occupational rope access” in Part 41 includes both industrial and non‑industrial rope access work;

“operate” with respect to machinery or equipment includes using or handling the machinery or equipment;

“OSHA” means the Occupational Safety and Health Administration;

“outlet” in Part 36 means a shaft, slope, incline, decline, adit, tunnel, level or other means of entry to or exit from an underground mine;

“outrigger scaffold” means a supported scaffold that consists of a platform resting on outrigger beams (thrustouts) projecting beyond the wall or face of the building or structure, with inboard ends secured inside the building or structure;

“parenteral contact” means piercing mucous membranes or the skin;

“particulate not otherwise regulated” means insoluble particulate composed of substances that do not have an occupational exposure limit;

“permanent” when referring to a structure, process or action means that it is intended to last indefinitely;

“permanent suspension powered work platform” means a suspension powered work platform that is a permanent part of a building or structure;

“permitted explosive” means an explosive that is listed pursuant to section 41 of the Explosives Regulations, 2013 (SOR/2013-211) made under the Explosives Act (Canada);

“personal fall arrest system” means personal protective equipment that will stop a worker’s fall before the worker hits a surface below the worker;

“personal flotation device” means personal protective equipment capable of supporting a person with the head above water, without the direct effort of the person wearing the equipment;

“PIP” means Process Industry Practices;

“pipeline” has the meaning assigned to it by the Pipeline Act;

“portable ladder” means any ladder that is not a fixed ladder;

“portable power cables” in Part 36 means portable trailing cables as specified in the applicable sections of CSA Standard CAN/CSA M421‑00 (R2007), Use of Electricity in Mines;

“portal” means a structure at the entrance to an underground mine, including any at the surface and any for a distance underground of 30 metres,

(a) that is used to support the ground and protect workers, or

(b) where outlets, other than vertical shafts, reach the surface;

“powered mobile equipment” means a self‑propelled machine or combination of machines, including a prime mover or a motor vehicle, designed to manipulate or move material or to provide a powered aerial device for workers;

“primary care paramedic” means a primary care paramedic under the Paramedics Profession Regulation (AR 151/2016);

“prime” with respect to explosives means to attach a safety fuse assembly or detonator;

“processing plant” in section 532 means a facility where coal, minerals or other products of a mine are cleaned, sized or prepared for sale or use;

“professional engineer” means a professional engineer under the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act;

“protective headwear” means personal protective equipment that protects the head;

“pulmonary function technician” means a person who

(a) has passed, or has been approved by a Director of Medical Services as having done the equivalent of passing, a pulmonary function technician course approved by a Director of Medical Services, and

(b) if so required by a Director of Medical Services, has passed a requalification examination approved by such a Director;

“purge” means to remove a substance by displacing it with another substance;

“quarry” means an operation involved in the mining of limestone, sandstone or another industrial mineral;

“radiation” means ionizing or non‑ionizing radiation;

“radiation equipment” means equipment or machinery associated with the use or operation of a radiation source, and includes the radiation source itself and any structure used to support or shield the equipment, machinery or radiation source;

“radiation facility” means any premises or part of premises in which radiation equipment or a radiation source is installed;

“radiation source” means a device or substance that emits radiation;

“radiofrequency transmitters” means transmitters that include radio towers, television towers, portable two‑way radio base stations and repeaters, portable two‑way radios and cellular telephones;

“registration certificate” means a certificate issued by an authorized radiation health registration agency or by a Director authorizing the operation of designated radiation equipment;

“respirable particulate” means airborne particulate collected and analyzed using NIOSH Method 0600, Particulates Not Otherwise Regulated, Respirable;

“respiratory protective equipment” means personal protective equipment intended to protect the wearer from oxygen-deficient atmospheres or inhaling airborne harmful substances and includes self-contained breathing apparatus;

“restricted area” means an area of a work site where there is a reasonable chance that the airborne concentration of asbestos, silica, coal dust or lead exceeds or may exceed the occupational exposure limit for one or more of the substances;

“restricted space” means an enclosed or partially enclosed space not designed or intended for continuous human occupancy that has a restricted, limited or impeded means of entry or exit because of its construction;

“rural electrification association” in Part 40 means an association under the Rural Utilities Act whose purpose is to supply electricity to its members;

“SAE” means the Society of Automotive Engineers;

“safe patient/client/resident handling” in Part 14 means lifting, transferring or repositioning by the use of engineering controls, lifting and transfer aids or assistive devices, by lift teams or other trained staff rather than by sole use of worker body strength;

“safeguard” means a guard, shield, guardrail, fence, gate, barrier, toe board, protective enclosure, safety net, handrail or other device designed to protect workers operating equipment or machinery, but does not include personal protective equipment;

“safety engineered medical sharp” in Part 35 means a medical sharp that is designed to, or has a built in safety feature or mechanism that will, eliminate or minimize the risk of accidental parenteral contact while or after the sharp is used;

“safety fuse” means a train of black powder that

(a) is tightly wrapped and enclosed in a series of textiles and waterproof materials,

(b) can be connected to a detonator, and

(c) burns internally at a continuous and uniform rate when ignited;

“safety fuse assembly” means a safety fuse to which a detonator is attached;

“scaffold” means a temporary work platform and its supporting structure used for supporting workers, materials or both, but does not include suspended cages, permanent suspension powered work platforms, boatswain’s chairs, elevating platforms, aerial devices, fork‑mounted work platforms, temporary supporting structures and fly form deck panels;

“secure” in Part 15 means ensuring that an energy isolating device cannot be released or activated;

“sharps” means needles, knives, scalpels, blades, scissors and other items that can cut or puncture a person, which may also be contaminated with a biohazardous material;

“shock absorber” means a device intended to reduce the force on a worker when a personal fall arrest system is operating;

“silica” means crystalline silicon dioxide, including quartz and cristobalite;

“small utility vehicle” in Part 18 means a small vehicle designated for off‑road use, equipped with a bench type seat and a steering wheel and designed to transport more than one person;

“snow vehicle” means a motor vehicle designated or intended to be driven exclusively or chiefly on snow or ice;

“snubbing” in Part 37 means the act of moving tubulars into or out of a well bore when pressure is contained in the well through the use of stripping components or closed blowout preventers (BOPs), and mechanical force is required to move the tubing in order to overcome the hydraulic force exerted on the tubular in the well bore;

“split” in Part 36 means a separate fresh air ventilation circuit in which the intake air comes directly from the main intake airway and the return air goes directly to the main return airway;

“spoil pile” means waste material excavated from an excavation, tunnel or underground shaft;

“standard first aider” means a first aider who holds a certificate in standard first aid from an approved training agency;

“surface mine” means a mine worked by strip mining, open pit mining or other surface method, including auger mining;

“surface mine blaster” means a worker who holds a valid surface mine blaster’s certificate deemed to have been issued under the Act by virtue of section 69(2) of the Act or issued under this Code;

“suspended scaffold” means a work platform suspended from above by wires or ropes;

“swing drop distance” means, in a fall‑arresting action, the vertical drop from the onset of the swinging motion to the point of initial contact with a structure;

“temporary” with respect to a structure, process or action means that it is not intended to last indefinitely;

“temporary protective structure” means a structure or device designed to provide protection to workers, in an excavation, tunnel or underground shaft, from cave ins, collapses or sliding or rolling materials and includes shoring, bracing, piles, planking or cages;

“temporary supporting structures” means falsework, forms, fly form deck panels, shoring, braces or cables that are used to support a structure temporarily or to stabilize materials or earthworks until they are self‑supporting or their instability is otherwise overcome and includes a thrustout materials landing platform;

“total fall distance” means the vertical distance from the point at which a worker falls to the point where the fall stops after all personal fall arrest system components have extended;

“total particulate” means airborne particulate collected and analyzed using NIOSH Method 0500, Particulates Not Otherwise Regulated, Total;

“tower crane” means a crane that

(a) is designed to incorporate a power‑driven drum and cable, a rope and a vertical mast or a tower and jib,

(b) is of the travelling, fixed or climbing type, and

(c) is not used to lift people;

“tower hoist” means a hoist

(a) with a tower that is an integral part of it or supports it,

(b) that travels between fixed guides, and

(c) that is not used to lift people;

“travel restraint system” means a type of fall protection system, including guardrails or similar barriers, that prevents a worker from travelling to the edge of a structure or to a work position from which the worker could fall;

“trench” means a long, narrow dug out area of ground that is deeper than its width at the bottom;

“tunnel” in Part 36 means an underground passage with an incline of less than 45 degrees from the horizontal;

“UIAA” means the Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme;

“ULC” means the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada;

“underground coal mine electrical superintendent” means a worker who holds a valid underground coal mine electrical superintendent’s certificate deemed to have been issued under the Act by virtue of section 69(2) of the Act or issued under this Code;

“underground coal mine foreman” means a worker who holds a valid underground coal mine foreman’s certificate deemed to have been issued under the Act by virtue of section 69(2) of the Act or issued under this Code;

“underground coal mine manager” means a worker who holds a valid underground coal mine manager’s certificate deemed to have been issued under the Act by virtue of section 69(2) of the Act or issued under this Code;

“underground mine” means a mine other than a surface mine;

“underground mine blaster” means a worker who holds a valid underground mine blaster’s certificate deemed to have been issued under the Act by virtue of section 69(2) of the Act or issued under this Code;

“underground shaft” means an underground passage with an incline of 45 degrees or more from the horizontal, including a drilled or bored pile or caisson, that is used primarily for the transportation of workers or materials;

“underground shaft hoist” means a hoist used in an underground shaft to gain entry to and exit from a tunnel or underground space and includes a device for conveying mine material;

“utility employee” in Part 40 means a worker engaged in the work of an electric utility, industrial power producer or rural electrification association;

“vehicle” means a device in, on or by which a person or thing may be transported or drawn and includes a combination of vehicles;

“ventilation stopping” in Part 36 means a structure that directs air flow or separates intake and return air systems;

“welding or allied process” in Part 10 means any specific type of electric or oxy fuel gas welding or cutting process, including those processes referred to in Appendix A of CSA Standard W117.2‑06, Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes;

“work area” means a place at a work site where a worker is, or may be, during work or during a work break;

“work positioning system” means a system of personal protective equipment components attached to a vertical safety line and includes a full body harness, descent controllers and positioning lanyards used to support or suspend a worker in tension at a work position;

“working face” means the surface from which mineable material, overburden or waste material is being removed;

“workings” means the area where excavation is occurring in a mine;.

“x‑ray equipment” means a device or class of devices that is capable of producing x‑rays artificially.

 

Farming and ranching operations

 

1.1(1)

Subject to subsection (2) and except as expressly provided for in this Code, this Code does not apply to the following farming and ranching operations:

(a) the production of crops, including fruits and vegetables, through the cultivation of land;

(b) the raising and maintenance of animals or birds;

(c) the keeping of bees.

1.1(2)

For greater certainty, the following are not farming and ranching operations:

(a) the processing of food or other products from the operations referred to in subsection (1);

(b) the operation of greenhouses, mushroom farms, nurseries or sod farms;

(c) landscaping;

(d) the raising or boarding of pets.

1.1(3)

The farming and ranching operations referred to in subsection (1) are specified for the purpose of section 1(cc)(i) and (tt)(ii) of the Act, but for greater certainty, the operations referred to in subsection (2) are not farming and ranching operations for the purpose of section 1(cc)(i) and (tt)(ii) of the Act.

1.1(4)

Subject to subsection (5), Part 13 applies to farming and ranching operations.

1.1(5)

Section 201 applies only to the training of co‑chairs of joint health and safety committees and health and safety representatives of farming and ranching operations.

 

Domestic workers

 

1.2(1)

In this section,

(a) “domestic work” means the normal household work, tasks or chores that are the type routinely performed by members of a household;

(b) “domestic worker” means a person employed to perform domestic work within a private dwelling by or on behalf of an occupant or owner who lives in the private dwelling.

1.2(2)

Subject to subsection (3), this Code does not apply to domestic workers.

1.2(3)

Sections 3.2, 12(a) and (b), 15.1, 21(1)(b), 21(2)(a), (c) and (d), and section 21(3) apply to domestic workers.

 

2 and 2.1 Repealed

 

Repealed

 

Designated person to prepare plan

 

2.2

If a requirement of this Code imposes a duty on an employer with respect to the development or preparation of a plan, the employer must ensure that the plan is developed or prepared by a designated person who is competent in the principles and practices of the work described in the plan.

 

Adoption of standards

 

3

The following are adopted for the purposes of this Code:

Alberta Energy

Electric Utilities Act (2003)

Alberta Health and Wellness

Ambulance Services Act (2000)

Alberta Municipal Affairs

Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities (2006)

Alberta Electrical and Communications Utility Code (2002)

Alberta Fire Code (1997)

ANSI Standards

A10.11‑1989 (R1998), Construction and Demolition Operations — Personnel and Debris Nets

A10.32‑2004, Fall Protection Systems – American National Standard for Construction and Demolition Operations

A14.1‑2007, American National Standard for Ladders — Wood Safety Requirements

A14.2‑2007, American National Standard for Ladders — Portable Metal — Safety Requirements

A14.5‑2007, American National Standard for Ladders — Portable Reinforced Plastic — Safety Requirements

A92.3‑2006, Manually Propelled Elevating Aerial Platforms

A92.5‑2006, Boom Supported Elevating Work Platforms

A92.6‑2006, Self Propelled Elevating Work Platforms

A92.8‑1993 (R1998), Vehicle Mounted Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Devices

A92.9‑1993, Mast Climbing Work Platforms

ALCTV‑2006, American National Standard for Automotive Lifts — Safety Requirements for Construction, Testing, and Validation

ALOIM‑2000, Automotive Lifts — Safety Requirements for Operation, Inspection and Maintenance

B1.20.1‑1983 (R2006), Pipe Threads, General Purpose (Inch)

S1.25‑1991 (R2002), Specification for Personal Noise Dosimeters

S1.4‑1983 (R2006), Specification for Sound Level Meters

S1.43‑1997 (R2002), Specifications for Integrating Averaging Sound Level Meters

S3.6‑2004, Specification for Audiometers

Z26.1 (1996), Safety Glazing Material for Glazing Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment Operating on Land Highways — Safety Standard

Z87.1‑2003, Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices

Z87.1‑1989, Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection

Z89.1‑2003, American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection

Z359.1‑2007, Safety requirements for personal fall arrest systems, subsystems and components

API Recommended Practice

RP 4G, Recommended Practice for Maintenance and Use of Drilling and Well Servicing Structures (2004)

ASME Standard

B30.9‑2006, Safety Standard for Cableways, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Hooks, Jacks, and Slings

B30.20‑2006, Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
B56.1‑2000, Safety Standard for Low Lift and High Lift Trucks

Association of Canadian Mountain Guides

Climbing Gym Instructor Technical Manual (2003)

Technical Handbook for Professional Mountain Guides (1999)

ASTM Standards

C478‑07, Standard Specification for Reinforced Concrete Manhole Sections

D323‑06, Standard Test Method for Vapour Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method)

D2865‑06, Standard Practice for Calibration of Standards and Equipment for Electrical Insulating Materials Testing

F1447‑06, Standard Specification for Helmets Used in Recreational Bicycling or Roller Skating

F2413‑05, Specifications for Performance Requirements for Protective Footwear

Australian Rope Access Association

Industrial Rope Access Technique (2000)

British Columbia Cave Rescue

British Columbia Cave Rescue Companion Rescue Workshop (2005)

BSI Standards

BS 6658: 05, Specification for Protective Helmets for Vehicle Users

Canadian Cave Conservancy

Cave Guiding Standards for British Columbia and Alberta (2003)

CEN Standards

EN 341: 1997, Personal protective equipment against falls from height — Descender devices

EN 353 2: 2002, Personal protective equipment against falls from a height — Part 2: Guided type fall arresters including a flexible anchor line

EN 354: 2002, Personal protective equipment against falls from a height — Lanyards

EN 355: 2002, Personal protective equipment against falls from a height — Energy absorbers

EN 358: 2000, Personal protective equipment for work positioning and prevention of falls from a height — Belts for work positioning and restraint and work positioning lanyards

EN 361: 2007, Personal protective equipment against falls from a height — Full body harnesses

EN 362: 2004, Personal protective equipment against falls from height — Connectors

EN 397: 2006, Specification for industrial safety helmets

EN 567: 1997, Mountaineering equipment — Rope clamps — Safety requirements and test methods

EN 813: 1997, Personal protective equipment for prevention of falls from a height — Sit harnesses

EN 892: 2004, Mountaineering equipment — Dynamic mountaineering ropes — Safety requirements and test methods

EN 1891: 1998, Personal protective equipment for the prevention of falls from a height — Low stretch kernmantel ropes

EN 12275: 1998, Mountaineering equipment — Connectors — Safety requirements and test methods

EN 12277: 1998, Mountaineering equipment — Harnesses — Safety requirements and test methods

EN 12492: 2000, Mountaineering equipment — Helmets for mountaineers — Safety requirements and test methods

EN 1677 1: 2000, Components for slings — Part 1: Forged steel components, grade 8

CGSB Standards

CAN/CGSB 3.16‑99 AMEND, Mining Diesel Fuel

CAN/CGSB 65.7‑M88 AMEND, Lifejackets, Inherently Buoyant Type

CAN/CGSB 65.11‑M88 AMEND, Personal Flotation Devices

CSA Standards

CAN/CSA B167‑96 (R2007), Safety Standard for Maintenance and Inspection of Overhead Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Monorails, Hoists and Trolleys

B352.0‑95 (R2006), Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) for Agricultural, Construction, Earthmoving, Forestry, Industrial and Mining Machines — Part 1: General Requirements

B352.1‑95 (R2006), Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) for Agricultural, Construction, Earthmoving, Forestry, Industrial and Mining Machines — Part 2: Testing Requirements for ROPS on Agricultural Tractors

B352.2‑95 (R2006), Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) for Agricultural, Construction, Earthmoving, Forestry, Industrial and Mining Machines — Part 3: Testing Requirements for ROPS on Construction, Earthmoving, Forestry, Industrial and Mining Machines

CAN/CSA B354.1‑04, Portable elevating work platforms

CAN/CSA B354.2‑01 (R2006), Self‑Propelled Elevating Work Platforms

CAN/CSA B354.4‑02, Self‑Propelled Boom Supported Elevating Work Platforms

B376‑M1980 (R2008), Portable Containers for Gasoline and Other Petroleum Fuels

C22.1‑06, Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations

C22.2 No. 33‑M1984 (R2004), Construction and Test of Electric Cranes and Hoists

CAN/CSA C225‑00 (R2005), Vehicle‑Mounted Aerial Devices

CAN/CSA D113.2‑M89 (R2004), Cycling Helmets

CAN/CSA M421‑00 (R2007), Use of Electricity in Mines

CAN/CSA M422‑M87 (R2007), Fire‑Performance and Antistatic Requirements for Ventilation Materials

CAN/CSA M423‑M87 (R2007), Fire Resistant Hydraulic Fluids

CAN/CSA M424.1‑88 (R2007), Flameproof Non‑Rail‑Bound, Diesel‑Powered Machines for Use in Gassy Underground Coal Mines

CAN/CSA M424.2‑M90 (R2007), Non‑Rail‑Bound Diesel‑Powered Machines for Use in Non‑Gassy Underground Mines

CAN/CSA M424.3‑M90 (R2007), Braking Performance — Rubber‑Tired, Self‑Propelled Underground Mining Machines

O121‑08, Douglas Fir Plywood

CAN/CSA O141‑05, Softwood Lumber

O151‑04, Canadian Softwood Plywood

S269.1‑1975 (R2003), Falsework for Construction Purposes

CAN/CSA S269.2‑M87 (R2003), Access Scaffolding for Construction Purposes

W117.2‑06, Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes

CAN3 Z11‑M81 (R2005), Portable Ladders

CAN/CSA Z94.1‑05, Industrial Protective Headwear

Z94.2‑02, Hearing Protection Devices — Performance, Selection, Care, and Use

Z94.3‑07, Eye and Face Protectors

Z94.3‑02, Eye and Face Protectors

Z94.3‑99, Industrial Eye and Face Protectors

Z94.4‑02, Selection, Use and Care of Respirators

Z107.56‑06, Procedures for the Measurement of Occupational Noise Exposure

CAN/CSA Z150‑98 (R2004), Safety Code on Mobile Cranes

Z180.1‑00 (R2005), Compressed Breathing Air and Systems

CAN/CSA Z185‑M87 (R2006), Safety Code for Personnel Hoists

Z195‑02, Protective Footwear

Z248‑04, Code for Tower Cranes

CAN/CSA Z256‑M87 (R2006), Safety Code for Material Hoists

CAN/CSA Z259.1‑05, Body belts and saddles for work positioning and travel restraint

CAN/CSA Z259.2.1‑98 (R2004), Fall Arresters, Vertical Lifelines, and Rails

CAN/CSA Z259.2.2‑98 (R2004), Self‑Retracting Devices for Personal Fall Arrest Systems

CAN/CSA Z259.2.3‑99 (R2004), Descent Control Devices

Z259.3‑M1978 (R2004), Lineman’s Body Belt and Lineman’s Safety Strap

CAN/CSA Z259.10‑06, Full Body Harnesses

Z259.11‑05, Energy absorbers and lanyards

Z259.12‑01 (R2006), Connecting Components for Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS)

Z259.13‑04, Flexible Horizontal Lifeline Systems

Z259.14‑01, Fall Restrict Equipment for Wood Pole Climbing

Z259.16‑04, Design of Active Fall‑Protection Systems

CAN/CSA Z271‑98 (R2004), Safety Code for Suspended Elevating Platforms

CAN/CSA Z275.1‑05, Hyperbaric Facilities

CAN/CSA Z275.2‑04, Occupational Safety Code for Diving Operations

CAN/CSA Z275.4‑02, Competency Standard for Diving Operations

CAN/CSA Z321‑96 (R2006), Signs and Symbols for the Workplace

Z434‑03 (R2008), Industrial Robots and Robot Systems — General Safety Requirements

CPSC Standard

Title 16 Code of U.S. Federal Regulations Part 1203, Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets

IEC Standards

61672‑1 (2002), Electroacoustics — Sound Level Meters — Part 1: Specifications

61672‑2 (2003), Electroacoustics — Sound Level Meters — Part 2: Pattern evaluation tests

International Rope Access Trade Association

General requirements for certification of personnel engaged in industrial rope access methods (2005)

International guidelines on the use of rope access methods for industrial purposes (2001)

ISO Standards

3450: 1996, Earth moving machinery — Braking systems of rubber‑tyred machines — Systems and performance requirements and test procedures

3471: 2000, Earth‑moving machinery — Roll over, protective structures — Laboratory tests and performance requirements

6165: 2006, Earth‑moving machinery — Basic types — Vocabulary

NLGA Standard

Standard Grading Rules for Canadian Lumber (2003)

Natural Resources Canada

Blasting Explosives and Detonators — Storage, Possession, Transportation, Destruction and Sale (M82‑8/1983), Revised 1993

Storage Standards for Industrial Explosives (M81‑7/2001E)

NFPA Standards

30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 2008 Edition

1123, Code for Fireworks Display, 2006 Edition

1126, Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience, 2006 Edition

1971, Protective Ensemble for Structural Fire Fighting, 2007 Edition

1977, Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting, 2005 Edition

1983, Standard on Fire Service Life Safety Rope and System Components, 2006 Edition

OSHA Standard

1928.52, Protective Frames for Wheel‑type Agricultural Tractors — Tests, Procedures and Performance Requirements

PIP Standard

STF05501 (February 2002), Fixed Ladders and Cages, published by the Construction Industry Institute

SAE Standards, Recommended Practices and Reports

J167 (2002), Overhead Protection for Agricultural Tractors — Test Procedures and Performance Requirements

J209 (2003), Instrument Face Design and Location for Construction and Industrial Equipment

J209 JAN87, Instrument Face Design and Location for Construction and Industrial Equipment

J386 (2006), Operator Restraint System for Off Road Work Machines

J1029 (2007), Lighting and Marking of Construction, Earthmoving Machinery

J1042 (2003), Operator Protection for General Purpose Industrial Machines

J1084 APR80 (R2002), Operator Protective Structure Performance Criteria for Certain Forestry Equipment

J1194 (1999), Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) for Wheeled Agricultural Tractors

J1511 FEB94/ISO 5010, Steering for Off Road, Rubber Tired Machines

J2042 (2003), Clearance, Sidemarker, and Identification Lamps for Use on Motor Vehicles 2032 mm or More in Overall Width

J2042 July 1996, Clearance, Sidemarker, and Identification Lamps for Use on Motor Vehicles 2032 mm or More in Overall Width

J2292 (2006), Combination Pelvic/Upper Torso (Type 2) Operator Restraint Systems for Off Road Work Machines

J/ISO 3449 (2005), Earthmoving Machinery — Falling‑Object Protective Structures — Laboratory Tests and Performance Requirements

Snell Memorial Foundation

B‑90A, 1998 Standard for Protective Headgear for Use in Bicycling

B‑95A, 1998 Standard for Protective Headgear for Use with Bicycles

M2005, 2005 Helmet Standard for Use in Motorcycling

N‑94, 1994 Standard for Protective Headgear For Use in Non Motorized Sports

Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians

Certification Requirements for Rope Access Work (2005)

Safe Practices for Rope Access Work (2003)

Transportation Association of Canada

Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada (1998)

UIAA Standards

101: 2004, Mountaineering and Climbing EquipmentDynamic Ropes

105: 2004, Mountaineering and Climbing EquipmentHarnesses

106: 2004, Mountaineering and Climbing EquipmentHelmets

107: 2004, Mountaineering and Climbing EquipmentLow Stretch Ropes

121: 2004, Mountaineering and Climbing EquipmentConnectors

126: 2004, Mountaineering and Climbing EquipmentRope Clamps

ULC Standards

C30‑1995, Containers, Safety

CAN/ULC‑60832‑99, Installing Poles (Insulating Sticks) and Universal Tool Attachment (Fittings) for Live Working

CAN/ULC‑D60855‑00, Live WorkingInsulating Foam Filled Tubes and Solid Rods for Live Working

CAN/ULC‑60895‑04, Live WorkingConductive Clothing for Use at Nominal Voltage Up to 800 kV A.C. and +/ 600 kV D.C.

CAN/ULC‑60900‑99, Hand Tools for Live Working up to 1000 V a.c. and 1500 V d.c.

CAN/ULC‑60903‑04, Live Working — Gloves of Insulating Materials

CAN/ULC‑D60984‑00, Sleeves of Insulating Material for Live Working

CAN/ULC‑D61112‑01, Blankets of Insulating Material for Electrical Purposes

CAN/ULC‑D61229‑00, Rigid Protective Covers for Live Working on a.c. Installations

CAN/ULC‑61236‑99, Saddles, Pole Clamps (Stick Clamps) and Accessories for Live Working

U.S.A. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard

FMVSS 218 Motorcycle Helmets 1993 OCT

 

Previous editions of referenced standards

 

3.1

If a standard referenced in this Code applies to equipment manufactured or installed or personal protective equipment manufactured on or after a specified effective date, an employer must ensure that equipment manufactured or installed or personal protective equipment manufactured prior to that date was approved to or, as applicable, met the requirements of the edition of the referenced standard that was in effect at the time the equipment was manufactured or installed or the personal protective equipment was manufactured.

 

Equipment

 

3.2

If a worker is required under the Act, the regulations or this Code to use or wear specific equipment or personal protective equipment, the employer and supervisor must ensure that the worker uses or wears the equipment or personal protective equipment at the work site.

 

Performance of duty by worker

 

3.3

If this Code imposes a duty on a worker, the worker’s employer must ensure that the worker performs that duty.

 

Transitional

 

4

   Repealed.

 

Repeal

 

5

   Repealed.

 

Coming into force

 

6

This Code comes into force on the coming into force of section 61 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, SA 2020 cO-2.2.