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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 14.4 from 2006-03-22 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (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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