Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 14.38 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-10-30:

  •  (1) In this section, materials handling area means an area within which materials handling equipment may create a hazard to any person.

  • (2) An employer shall cause warning signs to be posted, or a signaller to be in control, at the approaches to any materials handling area while materials handling operations are in progress.

  • (3) Only the following persons may enter a materials handling area while materials handling operations are in progress:

    • (a) a health and safety officer;

    • (b) an employee whose presence in the materials handling area is essential to the conduct, supervision or safety of the materials handling operations; or

    • (c) a person who has been authorized by the employer to be in the materials handling area while materials handling operations are in progress.

  • (4) If any person other than a person referred to in subsection (3) enters a materials handling area, the employer shall cause the materials handling operations in the immediate vicinity of the unauthorized person to be immediately discontinued and to remain discontinued until the person has left that materials handling area.

  • SOR/88-68, s. 14;
  • SOR/88-632, s. 67(F);
  • SOR/94-263, s. 65(F);
  • SOR/96-400, s. 1;
  • SOR/2002-208, s. 38.
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