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Prince Edward Island Fall Protection

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Cap. O-1.01 Occupational Health and Safety Act


PART 13
CONFINED SPACE

In a confined space:
13.3 The employer shall ensure that a confined space in which there
exists or is likely to exist
(a) a hazardous accumulation of gas, vapour, dust, mist, smoke or
fumes; or
(b) an oxygen content of less than 19.5% or more than 23% at atmospheric pressure
is entered only when

(k) the employee entering the space is wearing an approved safety
harness with attached life line that will permit that employee to be
removed from the space; if more than one employee is working in
the space, steps have been taken to ensure that the life lines do not
become entangled;
(l) another employee is stationed outside the confined space and in
addition, equipment and persons are available to ensure immediate
removal of employees within the space;
(m) all safety equipment to be used in the confined space has been
inspected by a competent person and is in good working order.
(EC180/87)


PART 14
BINS AND HOPPERS

14.1 Employees shall be provided with and shall wear approved safety
belts with life line attached and properly anchored when working at
elevations greater than 3 m (10 ft.) above grade where adequate working
platforms or stagings are not provided. (EC180/87)

14.2 Employees shall be provided with and shall wear approved safety
harnesses with life line attached and properly anchored when entering
bins, hoppers, chambers or vessels where there is a danger of being
trapped or buried by the movement of material, or where there is a
danger of falling into pits, shafts or moving machinery. (EC180/87)

14.4 When employees are required to work in bins, hoppers, chambers or
vessels where there is danger of being overcome by contaminated air or
lack of oxygen or where there is danger of being buried by movement of
material, an employee shall be stationed in a position where he can
readily effect the rescue of the employee exposed to the hazardous
condition.
- Ropes for life lines shall be as specified in C.S.A. Standard Z259.2.
- Life lines shall be connected for use so that there will be the least
practicable amount of slack line in order to limit the free fall of the
employee.
- No more than one employee shall be attached to one life line.
(EC180/87)

14.5 This Part does not apply when a net or equivalent protection has
been provided for steel erectors or similar tradesmen who are
experienced in working at heights and where the use of a safety belt or
life line may produce an additional hazard. (EC180/87)

23.7 (1) The employer shall ensure that a fixed ladder more than 6 096
mm (20 ft.) in length is provided with
(a) a safety rail secured to the ladder; or
(b) cage guards with offset platforms at intervals not greater than 9
144 mm (30 ft.); or
(b) adequate fall arresting equipment.
(2) The employer shall ensure that employees working on fixed ladders
more than 6 096 mm (20 ft.) in length shall wear adequate fall arresting
equipment.
(3) Employees working on fixed ladders more than 6 096 mm (20 ft.)
in length shall wear adequate fall arresting equipment.
(4) Where a safety rail is used, the employer shall provide an approved
safety belt designed to be attached to the rail and all employees shall

wear the safety belt and attach it to the rail. (EC180/87)
 

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