PART IXElectrical Safety (continued)
Control Devices, Switches, Cords and Cables
(2) The path of access to every electrical switch, control device or meter shall be free from obstruction.
(3) Where an electrical switch or other control device controlling the supply of electrical energy to electrical equipment is operated only by a person authorized to do so by the employer, the switch or other control device shall be fitted with a locking device that only such an authorized person can activate.
(4) Control switches for all electrically operated machinery shall be clearly marked to indicate the switch positions that correspond to the electrical circuits being controlled.
9.12 (1) All electrical equipment within a Class 1 Division 1 area or Class 1 Division 2 area as defined in the Canadian Electrical Code shall be constructed in a manner suitable for the environmental conditions in the area in which the equipment is used.
(2) Each extension cord of electrical equipment referred to in subsection (1) shall be equipped with a terminal that provides an interruption of the circuit before a connecting device is withdrawn.
Defective Electrical Equipment
9.13 Defective electrical equipment that is likely to be hazardous to the safety or health of an employee shall be disconnected from its power source by a means other than the control switch and notices shall be placed on the equipment and at the control switch to indicate that the equipment is defective.
- SOR/94-165, s. 26(F)
(2) No employee shall replace missing or burnt-out fuses unless authorized to so do by a qualified person.
Power Supply Cables
(2) A three-wire power supply cable on electrical equipment or on an electrical appliance shall not be altered or changed for the purpose of using the equipment or appliance on a two-wire power supply.
Grounded Electrical Equipment
9.16 Grounded electrical equipment and appliances shall be used only when connected to a matching electrical outlet receptacle.
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