On Board Trains Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (SOR/87-184)

Regulations are current to 2014-10-15

 Where an employee is required to manually lift or carry loads in excess of 45 kg, the instructions given to the employee in accordance with section 9.5 shall be

  • (a) set out in writing;

  • (b) readily available to the employee to whom they apply; and

  • (c) kept by the employer for two years after the instructions cease to apply.

 Where a hand cart is provided for use in a work place, it shall be

  • (a) capable of carrying the intended load without tipping; and

  • (b) where the hand cart is used for serving food or beverages, fitted with a braking mechanism to prevent uncontrolled movement of the hand cart.

PART XROLLING STOCK

Division IDesign and Construction

General

 Rolling stock shall, to the extent that is reasonably practicable, be so designed and constructed that a failure of any part of the rolling stock will not result in loss of control of the rolling stock or create a hazardous condition.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 40(F).

Fuel Tanks

 Where a fuel tank, compressed gas cylinder or similar container contains a hazardous substance and is mounted on rolling stock, it shall be

  • (a) so located or protected that under all conditions it is not hazardous to the safety or health of an employee who is required to operate or ride on the rolling stock; and

  • (b) connected to fuel overflow and vent pipes that are so located that fuel spills and vapours cannot

    • (i) be ignited by hot exhaust pipes or other hot or sparkling parts, or

    • (ii) be hazardous to the safety or health of an employee who is required to operate or ride on the rolling stock.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 14;
  • SOR/95-105, s. 41(F).

Protection from Elements

  •  (1) All rolling stock shall be fitted with a roof or other structure that protects the operator from exposure to any weather condition that is likely to be hazardous to his safety or health.

  • (2) Where heat produced by self-propelled rolling stock is capable of raising the temperature in the operator’s compartment or position to 29°C or higher, the compartment or position shall be protected from the heat by an insulated barrier.

Vibration

 All self-propelled rolling stock shall be so designed and constructed that the operator will not be injured or his control of the rolling stock impaired by any vibration, jolting or uneven movement of the rolling stock.

Controls

 The arrangement and design of dial displays and the controls and general layout and design of the operator’s compartment or position on all self-propelled rolling stock shall not hinder or prevent the operator from operating the rolling stock.

Control Systems

 All self-propelled rolling stock shall be fitted with braking and other control systems that

  • (a) are capable of safely controlling and stopping the movement of the rolling stock or any accessory equipment that is on or part of the rolling stock; and

  • (b) respond reliably and quickly to moderate effort on the part of the operator.