13.6 Where an air hose is connected to a portable air-powered tool used by an employee, a restraining device shall be attached
(a) where an employee may be injured by the tool falling, to the tool; and
(b) to all hose connections, in order to prevent injury to an employee in the event of an accidental disconnection of a hose.
13.7 (1) All explosive actuated fastening tools used by employees shall meet the standards set out in CSA Standard Z166-1975, Explosive Actuated Fastening Tools, dated June, 1975.
(2) No employee shall operate an explosive actuated fastening tool unless authorized to do so by his employer.
(3) Every employee who operates an explosive actuated fastening tool shall operate it in accordance with the CSA Standard referred to in subsection (1).
13.8 All chain saws used by employees shall meet the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN3-Z62.1-M85, Chain Saws, dated February, 1985.
Defective Tools and Machines
13.9 Where an employee finds any defect in a tool or machine that may render it unsafe for use, he shall report the defect to his employer as soon as possible.
13.10 An employer shall mark or tag as unsafe and remove from service any tool or machine used by his employees that has a defect that may render it unsafe for use.
Instructions and Training
13.11 Every employee shall be instructed and trained by a qualified person appointed by his employer in the safe and proper inspection, maintenance and use of all tools and machinery that he is required to use.
13.12 (1) Every employer shall maintain a manual of operating instructions for each type of portable electric tool, portable air-powered tool, explosive actuated fastening tool and machine used by his employees.
(2) A manual referred to in subsection (1) shall be kept by the employer readily available for examination by an employee who is required to use the tool or machine to which the manual applies.
- SOR/88-632, s. 55(F).
General Requirements for Machine Guards
13.13 (1) Every machine that has exposed moving, rotating, electrically charged or hot parts or that processes, transports or handles material that constitutes a hazard to an employee shall be equipped with a machine guard that
(a) prevents the employee or any part of his body from coming into contact with the parts or material;
(b) prevents access by the employee to the area of exposure to the hazard during the operation of the machine; or
(c) makes the machine inoperative if the employee or any part of his clothing is in or near a part of the machine that is likely to cause injury.
(2) To the extent that is reasonably practicable, a machine guard referred to in subsection (1) shall not be removable.
(3) A machine guard shall be so constructed, installed and maintained that it meets the requirements of subsection (1).
- SOR/94-263, s. 50(F).
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