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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 203 from 2010-06-03 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (1) The exterior surface of any tool used by an employee in a fire hazard area must be made of non-sparking material.

  • (2) All portable electric tools used by employees must meet the CSA Standard CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 71.1-M89 (R2004), Portable Electric Tools.

  • (3) All portable electric tools used by employees must be grounded except when the tools

    • (a) are powered by a self-contained battery;

    • (b) have a protective system of double insulation; or

    • (c) are used in a location where reliable grounding cannot be obtained if the tools are supplied from a double insulated portable ground fault circuit interrupter of the class A type that meets the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 144-M91 (R2006), Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters.

  • (4) All portable electric tools used by employees in a fire hazard area must be marked as appropriate for use or designed for use in a fire hazard area.

  • (5) If an air hose is connected to a portable air-powered tool used by an employee, a restraining device must be attached

    • (a) to all hose connections; and

    • (b) if an employee may be injured by the tool falling, to the tool.

  • (6) All explosive-actuated fastening tools used by employees must meet and be operated in accordance with the standards set out in CSA Standard Z166-1975, Explosive Actuated Fastening Tools.

  • (7) An employee must not operate an explosive-actuated fastening tool unless authorized to do so by their employer.

  • (8) All chain saws used by employees must meet the standards set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z62.1-03 (R2008), Chain Saws.

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