Instructions and Training
12.15 (1) Every person granted access to the work place who uses protection equipment shall be instructed by the employer in the use of the equipment.
(2) Every employee who uses protection equipment shall be instructed and trained in the use, operation and maintenance of the equipment.
(3) Every person granted access to a work place shall be instructed in respect of the written emergency procedures referred to in paragraph 12.11(2)(d).
(4) The instructions referred to in subsections (2) and (3) shall be
(a) set out in writing; and
(b) kept by the employer readily available for examination by every person granted access to the work place.
Defective Protection Equipment
12.16 Where an employee finds any defect in protection equipment that may render it unsafe for use, he shall report the defect to his employer as soon as possible.
12.17 An employer shall mark or tag as unsafe and remove from service any protection equipment used by his employees that has a defect that may render it unsafe for use.
TOOLS AND MACHINERY
13.1 In this Part, “explosive actuated fastening tool” means a tool that, by means of an explosive force, propels or discharges a fastener for the purpose of impinging it on, affixing it to or causing it to penetrate another object or material. (pistolet de scellement à cartouches explosives)
Design, Construction, Operation and Use of Tools
13.2 The exterior surface of any tool used by an employee in a fire hazard area shall be made of non-sparking material.
- SOR/88-632, s. 54.
13.3 All portable electric tools used by employees shall meet the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN C22.2 No. 71.1-M89, Portable Electric Tools, the English version of which is dated September 1989 and the French version of which is dated February 1991.
- SOR/94-263, s. 48.
13.4 (1) Subject to subsection (2), all portable electric tools used by employees shall be grounded.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to tools that
(a) are powered by a self-contained battery;
(b) have a protective system of double insulation; or
(c) are used in a location where reliable grounding cannot be obtained if the tools are supplied from a double insulated portable ground fault circuit interrupter of the class A type that meets the standards set out in CSA Standard C22.2 No. 144-1977, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, dated March, 1977.
- SOR/94-263, s. 49(F).
13.5 All portable electric tools used by employees in a fire hazard area shall be marked as appropriate for use or designed for use in the area of that hazard.
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