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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 206 from 2010-06-03 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (1) Every machine that has exposed moving, rotating, electrically charged or hot parts or that processes, transports or handles material that constitutes a hazard to an employee must be equipped with a machine guard that

    • (a) prevents the employee or any part of their body from coming into contact with the parts or material;

    • (b) prevents access by the employee to the area of exposure or to the material or parts that constitute a hazard during the operation of the machine; or

    • (c) makes the machine inoperative if the employee or any part of their clothing is in or near a part of the machine that is likely to cause injury.

  • (2) To the extent that is reasonably practicable, a machine guard referred to in subsection (1) must not be removable.

  • (3) A machine guard must be constructed, installed and maintained so that it meets the requirements of subsection (1).

  • (4) Equipment used in the mechanical transmission of power must meet the requirements set out in ANSI Standard ANSI/AMT B15.1-2000 (R2008), Safety Standard for Mechanical Power Transmission Apparatus.

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