Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
14.4 (1) Where motorized materials handling equipment is used under such circumstances that the onboard operator of the equipment may be struck by a falling object or shifting load, the employer shall equip the motorized materials handling equipment with a protective structure of such a design, construction and strength that it will, under all foreseeable conditions, prevent the penetration of the object or load into the compartment or position occupied by the operator.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a motorized hand-rider truck unless there is a likelihood of its operator being struck by a falling object or a shifting load.
(3) A protective structure referred to in subsection (1) shall be
(a) constructed of non-combustible or fire-resistant material; and
(b) designed to permit quick exit from the motorized materials handling equipment in an emergency.
(4) Where there is a likelihood that materials, goods or things will shift and endanger employees in a motor vehicle acquired after July 1, 1995 and having a gross vehicle weight of less than 4,500 kg, the employer shall install a bulkhead or other means to protect the employees.
- SOR/96-400, s. 1
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