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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 212 from 2010-06-03 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (1) If materials handling equipment is used in circumstances where the operator of the equipment may be struck by a falling object or shifting load, the employer must equip it with a protective structure of a design, construction and strength that will, under all foreseeable conditions, prevent the penetration of the object or load into the area occupied by the operator.

  • (2) The protective structure must be

    • (a) constructed from non-combustible or fire-resistant material; and

    • (b) designed to permit quick exit from the materials handling equipment in an emergency.

  • (3) If, during the loading or unloading of materials handling equipment, the load will pass over the operator’s position, the operator must not occupy the equipment unless it is equipped with a protective structure referred to in subsection (1).

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