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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 209 from 2010-06-03 to 2019-06-24:

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

materials handling equipment

materials handling equipment means equipment used to transport, lift, move or position materials, goods or things and includes mobile equipment, but does not include a persons transfer apparatus within the meaning of section 129. (appareil de manutention des matériaux)

National Fire Code

National Fire Code means the National Fire Code of Canada 2005, issued by the Associate Committee on the National Fire Code, National Research Council of Canada. (Code national de prévention des incendies)


operator means a person who controls the operation of motorized or manual materials handling equipment and who has received or is receiving instruction and training in respect of the procedures referred to in subsections 228(1) or (3), as the case may be. (opérateur)

safe working load

safe working load means, with respect to materials handling equipment, the maximum load that the materials handling equipment is designed and constructed to handle or support safely. (charge de travail admissible)


signaller means a person assigned by an employer to direct, by means of visual or auditory signals, the safe movement and operation of materials handling equipment. (signaleur)

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