BOILERS AND PRESSURE VESSELS
198. This Part does not apply in respect of
(a) a heating boiler that has a wetted heating surface of 3 m2 or less;
(b) a pressure vessel that has a capacity of 40 l or less;
(c) a pressure vessel that is installed for use at a pressure of one atmosphere of pressure or less;
(d) a pressure vessel that has an internal diameter of 152 mm or less;
(e) a pressure vessel that has an internal diameter of 610 mm or less and that is used to store hot water;
(f) a pressure vessel that has an internal diameter of 610 mm or less connected to a water pumping system and that contains compressed air which serves as a cushion;
(g) a hydropneumatic tank that has an internal diameter of 610 mm or less; or
(h) a refrigeration plant that has a capacity of 18 kW or less.
Construction, Installation and Inspection
199. An employer must ensure that every boiler, pressure vessel and pressure piping system used in a work place must, to the extent reasonably practicable, meets the requirements set out in the Marine Machinery Regulations.
Use, Operation and Maintenance
200. An employer must ensure that a qualified person, charged with the operation of a boiler, is in attendance and readily available at all times while the boiler is in operation.
TOOLS AND MACHINERY
201. The following definitions apply in this Part.
- “explosive-actuated fastening tool”
“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)
- “fire hazard area”
“fire hazard area” means an area that contains or is likely to contain an explosive or flammable concentration of a hazardous substance. (endroit présentant un risque d’incendie)
202. This Part applies to machines, tools and guards.
Design, Construction and Operation of Tools
203. (1) The exterior surface of any tool used by an employee in a fire hazard area must be made of non-sparking material.
(2) All portable electric tools used by employees must meet the CSA Standard CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 71.1-M89 (R2004), Portable Electric Tools.
(3) All portable electric tools used by employees must be grounded except when the tools
(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 CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 144-M91 (R2006), Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters.
(4) All portable electric tools used by employees in a fire hazard area must be marked as appropriate for use or designed for use in a fire hazard area.
(5) If an air hose is connected to a portable air-powered tool used by an employee, a restraining device must be attached
(a) to all hose connections; and
(b) if an employee may be injured by the tool falling, to the tool.
(6) All explosive-actuated fastening tools used by employees must meet and be operated in accordance with the standards set out in CSA Standard Z166-1975, Explosive Actuated Fastening Tools.
(7) An employee must not operate an explosive-actuated fastening tool unless authorized to do so by their employer.
(8) All chain saws used by employees must meet the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z62.1-03 (R2008), Chain Saws.
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