Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

Version of section 3.11 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-05-28:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), where there is a hazard that tools or other objects may fall from a platform or other raised area onto an employee, the employer shall, where practicable, install

    • (a) a toe board that

      • (i) extends above the floor of the platform or other raised area, and

      • (ii) will prevent tools or other objects from falling from the platform or other raised area; or

    • (b) where the tools or other objects are piled to such a height that a toe board will not prevent the tools or other objects from falling, a solid or mesh panel that extends from the floor of the platform or other raised area to a height of not less than 450 mm.

  • (2) Where the installation of a toe board is not practicable on a platform or other raised area, all tools or other objects that could fall shall be

    • (a) tied in a manner that, if they fall, employees beneath the platform will be protected; or

    • (b) placed in such a way that, if they fall, they will be caught by a safety net positioned so as to protect from injury any employee on or below the platform or other raised area.

  • SOR/94-165, s. 11
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