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New Brunswick Manual Material Handling

This material has been extracted from the Acts and Regulations of the Province to help students understand the subject. It is not an official source of information and must not be used for any other purpose.

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NEW BRUNSWICK REGULATION 91-191

under the

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT

(O.C. 91-1035)

 

PART VIII HANDLING AND STORAGE OF MATERIALS

General Handling of Objects and Material

52 Where the health or safety of an employee handling an object or material may be endangered, an employer shall ensure that

(a) adequate and appropriate equipment is provided to the employee and is used by the employee for lifting and moving the object or material, and

(b) the employee is instructed as to the appropriate method of lifting and moving objects and material.

Heavy Objects

53(1) Where a heavy object is handled on an incline, an employer shall ensure that an employee handling the object uses, and the employee handling the object shall use, chocks and ropes or other tackle to control the motion of the object, and both shall ensure that other employees do not stand on the downward side of the incline.

53(2) Where a heavy object is moved by using rollers, an employer shall ensure that an employee moving the object uses, and the employee moving the object shall use, bars or sledges to change the direction of the moving rollers.

There is an explanatory pamphlet 'Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSI)' www.worksafenb.ca/docs/ergomus_.pdf 

and another for Manual Handling:

http://www.worksafenb.ca/docs/MANUALEdist.pdf 

 

 

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