Protection from Overturning
213. (1) If materials handling equipment is used in circumstances in which it may turn over, it must be fitted with a rollover protection device that meets the requirements set out in CSA Standard B352.0-09, Roll-over protective structures (ROPS), falling object protective structures (FOPS), operator protective structures (OPS), and tip-over protective structures (TOPS) for mobile machinery - General Canadian requirements.
(2) Guards must be installed on the deck of every vessel and on every other elevated working area on which materials handling equipment is used to prevent the equipment from falling over the sides of the deck or area.
(3) A load must not be left suspended from any lifting machinery unless a qualified person is present and in charge of the machinery while the load is left suspended.
214. If a fuel tank, compressed gas cylinder or similar container contains a hazardous substance and is mounted on materials handling equipment, it must be
(a) located or protected with guards so that under all conditions it is not hazardous to the health or safety of an employee who is required to operate or ride on the materials handling equipment; and
(b) connected to fuel overflow and vent pipes that are located so that fuel spills and vapours cannot
(i) be ignited by hot exhaust pipes or other hot or sparking parts, or
(ii) be hazardous to the health or safety of any employee who is required to operate or ride on the materials handling equipment.
215. (1) Motorized materials handling equipment that is regularly used outdoors must be fitted with a roof or other structure that will protect the operator from exposure to any weather condition that is likely to be hazardous to the operator’s health or safety.
(2) If heat produced by materials handling equipment may raise the temperature in the operator’s compartment or position to 27°C or more, the compartment or position must be protected from the heat by an insulated barrier.
216. The arrangement and design of dial displays and the controls and general layout and design of the operator’s compartment or position on all materials handling equipment must not hinder or prevent the operator from operating the materials handling equipment.
217. (1) Materials handling equipment that is used for transporting or handling combustible or flammable substances must be equipped with a dry chemical fire extinguisher.
(2) The fire extinguisher must
(a) have not less than an A B C rating as defined in the National Fire Code;
(b) meet the standards set out in section 6.2 of that Code; and
(c) be located so that it is easy to reach by the operator of the materials handling equipment while they are in the operating position.
Means of Entering and Exiting
218. All materials handling equipment must be provided with a step, handhold or other means of entering into and exiting from the compartment or position of the operator and any other place on the equipment that an employee enters in order to service the equipment.
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