OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 19 Powered Mobile Equipment

Section 270 Rollover protective structures

(1) An employer must ensure that the following types of powered mobile equipment weighing 700 kilograms or more have rollover protective structures:

(a) tracked (crawler) or wheeled bulldozers, loaders, tractors or skidders, other than those operating with side booms;

(b) back hoes with a limited horizontal swing of 180 degrees;

(c) motor graders;

(d) self-propelled wheeled scrapers;

(e) industrial, agricultural and horticultural tractors, including ride-on lawnmowers;

(f) wheeled trenchers.

(2) An employer must ensure that a rollover protective structure installed on or after July 1, 2009 complies with the applicable requirements of

(a) CSA Standard B352.0-95 (R2006), Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) for Agricultural, Construction, Earthmoving, Forestry, Industrial and Mining Machines – Part 1: General Requirements, and

(i) CSA Standard B352.1-95 (R2006), Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) for Agricultural, Construction, Earthmoving, Forestry, Industrial and Mining Machines – Part 2: Testing Requirements for ROPS on Agricultural Tractors, or

(ii) CSA Standard B352.2-95 (R2006), Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) for Agricultural, Construction, Earthmoving, Forestry, Industrial and Mining Machines – Part 3: Testing Requirements for ROPS on Construction, Earthmoving, Forestry, Industrial, and Mining Machines,

(b) SAE Standard J1042 (2003), Operator Protection for General-Purpose Industrial Machines,

(c) SAE Standard J1194 (1999), Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) for Wheeled Agricultural Tractors,

(d) ISO Standard 3471:2000, Earth-moving machinery – Roll-over protective structures – Laboratory tests and performance requirements,

(e) OSHA Standard 1928.52, Protective Frames for Wheel-type Agricultural Tractors – Tests, Procedures and Performance Requirements, or

(f) a predecessor of the standard that was in effect at the time the powered mobile equipment was designed or manufactured.

(3) If powered mobile equipment is not referred to in subsection (1) and a hazard assessment identifies rollover as a potential hazard, the employer must

(a) equip the powered mobile equipment with a rollover protective structure that is either supplied by the manufacturer or certified by a professional engineer as being suited to that equipment, or

(b) institute safe work procedures that eliminate the possibility of rollover.