13.8 Where a steel or aluminum self-contained breathing apparatus cylinder has a dent deeper than 1.5 mm and less than 50 mm in major diameter or shows evidence of deep isolated pitting, cracks or splits, the cylinder shall be removed from service until it has been shown to be safe for use by means of a hydrostatic test at a pressure equal to one and one-half times the maximum allowable working pressure.
- SOR/94-165, s. 50.
13.9 Where there is a hazard of injury or disease to or through the skin in a work place, the employer shall provide to every person granted access to the work place
(a) a shield or screen;
(b) a cream or barrier lotion to protect the skin; or
(c) an appropriate body covering.
13.10 (1) Where a person, other than an employee who is installing or removing a fall-protection system in accordance with the instructions referred to in subsection (5), works from
(a) an unguarded structure that is
(i) more than 2.4 m above the nearest permanent safe level,
(ii) above any moving parts of machinery or any other surface or thing that could cause injury to an employee upon contact,
(iii) above an open hopper, vat or pit, or
(iv) above water more than 1 m deep, or
(b) a ladder at a height of more than 2.4 m above the nearest permanent safe level where, because of the nature of the work, that person can use only one hand to hold onto the ladder,
the employer shall provide a fall-protection system.
(2) The components of a fall-protection system shall meet the following standards:
(a) CSA Standard Z259.1-1976, Fall-Arresting Safety Belts and Lanyards for the Construction and Mining Industries, the English version of which is dated November 1976, as amended to May 1979 and the French version of which is dated April 1980;
(b) CSA Standard Z259.2-M1979, Fall-Arresting Devices, Personnel Lowering Devices and Life Lines, the English version of which is dated November 1979 and the French version of which is dated October 1983; and
(c) CSA Standard Z259.3-M1978, Lineman’s Body Belt and Lineman’s Safety Strap, the English version of which is dated September 1978, as amended to April 1981, and the French version of which is dated April 1980, as amended to April 1981.
(3) The anchor of a fall-protection system shall be capable of withstanding a force of 17.8 kN.
(4) A fall-protection system that is used to arrest the fall of a person shall prevent that person
(a) from being subjected to a peak fall arrest force greater than 8 kN; and
(b) from falling freely for more than 1.2 m.
(5) Every employee required to install or remove a fall-protection system in a work place shall be instructed and trained by the employer in the procedures to be followed for the installation or removal of the system.
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