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On Board Trains Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 5.2 from 2015-09-11 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (1) Where work, other than the work referred to in subsection (2), is performed on electrical equipment, the employer shall adopt and implement Part VIII of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

  • (2) Where an employee is required to throw switches, change light bulbs or fuses or perform other work that requires no electrical training, the following procedures apply:

    • (a) where electrical equipment is live or may become live, no employee shall work on the equipment unless the employer has instructed the employee in procedures that are safe for work on live conductors;

    • (b) subject to paragraph (c), where an employee is working on or near electrical equipment that is live or may become live, the electrical equipment shall be guarded; and

    • (c) where it is not practicable for electrical equipment referred to in paragraph (b) to be guarded, the employer shall take measures to protect the employee from injury by insulating the equipment from the employee or the employee from ground.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 8(F)
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 72
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